There are a myriad of ways to prevent and cure acne. The quest to achieve clear, smooth skin starts with one’s willingness to change some habits and practices altogether.
It is rather impossible to get the results that you want if you will not invest time, effort, and money into products that work. However, this does not mean that you need to spend on expensive acne solutions in the market. There are hundreds of products that are effective and affordable at the same time. In addition, there are even sensible prevention and treatment measures that you can easily perform with little use of creams and pills.
Here are top five fool-proof ways of permanently eliminating your frustration with acne and skin problems:
Be familiar with the cause of your acne
Acne can be caused by one or more factors. Identifying the cause/s of your case will enable you to find the specific prevention and treatment measures to solve your skin problem. Here are some of the common causes of acne:
- Bacterial infection
- Obstructed follicles
- Menstrual period in women
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
Of course, an individual may have one or more of these causes at any one time thus making them more prone to acne development. Once the cause has been identified, it becomes easier to find a permanent solution to treat the condition.
- Change your Diet
Although diet is not a major contributor to the development of acne, the food intake can affect the health of the skin and the production of hormones at the same time. Increasing your intake of water will clear out blemishes quickly and will supply your skin cells with moisture; an element which it needs to maintain integrity and nourishment.
- Observe good hygiene habits
In order for infection and blockages to be prevented, you need to clean your face twice to thrice a day. You really don’t need expensive facial wash and soaps to lather onto your skin. It is important to use a facial product that has antibacterial properties to ensure that no germs can break through the skin barrier. Never leave makeup for too long and wash the face to get rid of dusts and allergens which may have adhered to the skin surface throughout the day.
- Multivitamin supplementation
It is ideal to drink multivitamin supplement that is rich in zinc, chromium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. All of these nutrients have beneficial effects to the skin. The repair and maintenance of skin, especially among acne-prone individuals are faster and more effective when you include supplementation as a part of your skin care regimen.
- Never touch or squeeze acnes
This is one important guideline that most people forget when treating acnes. This rule also applies even if your hands are sanitized and clean. Acnes will simply disappear after a few weeks. Provided that the above mentioned guidelines are followed, acnes will not flare up or become worse. No scars will be left after the acne has completely faded, thus making it easier for you to maintain smoother, softer, and clearer skin.
Sheetal Sharma, Msc. ‘Applied Nutrition’ is the medical editor & co-founder of HealthBuzzPortal. Being a Yoga enthusiasts she likes exploring alternative remedies.