Having acne as a teen can be a very traumatic experience. If you are a teenager who is experiencing this problem, Cosmedica Skincare can help. You may not even realize that some of your daily routines and habits are making your acne issues much worse. There are several easy changes you can make to help rid that stubborn acne.
1. The Foods You Eat Can Affect Your Skin
The foods you eat can make your skin problems worse. Highly processed foods, like packaged snacks and treats, greasy fast foods, and even dairy products can make acne flare up and cause inflammation in your skin.
Try as best as you can to eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and whole grains. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is affected by the type of foods you eat. The healthier you eat, the better your skin will look.
2. Drink Lots of Water
Your skin needs water to thrive and glow. Dehydration can contribute to your skin not turning over as fast as it should. Having lots of water helps to flush out the toxins in your system. That’s why it’s important to drink those 8-10 glasses of water each day. If you find that it’s hard to get enough water, try carrying around a refillable water bottle. Having it right in your backpack will get you into the habit of taking more sips throughout the day.
If you find that drinking plain water is boring, add slices of cucumber, citrus, or even berries to it to make the flavor more enticing.
3. Hands Off Your Face
You may be tempted with acne to pick at your skin. This is the absolute worst thing you can do because you’re just spreading the bacteria and pushing it deeper into your skin, creating even more breakouts. The lesson here is just don’t pick. Ever.
Another tip is to try not to touch your face at all during the day. When you touch your face, you’re transferring bacteria from your hands to your face that can cause acne. Make it a good habit to keep your hands off your face at all times.
4. Commit to a Regular Acne Fighting Skincare Routine
This one is probably the most important changes you can make. Commit to a daily skincare routine with our vegan, hypoallergenic and paraben-free products that work on acne prone skin. It’s vital to be consistent in your routine, especially with washing your face twice a day, morning and night.
Some of the products we recommend are ones that contain acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or activated charcoal. Our Cosmedica Skincare Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanseris a great idea for acne-prone skin. Acne is caused by excess oil and bacteria and the activated charcoal works on detoxifying the skin, clearing away dirt, oil, and bacteria that causes blemishes. Once you use it twice a day for several weeks, you’ll notice fewer clogged pores, pesky whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne bumps. Your skin will be clean, smooth and soft after using our skincare products.
When you incorporate these tips into your lifestyle, you’ll find that acne problems will be greatly improved. Cosmedica Skincare can help put you on the path to acne-free, healthy skin.