Instead of trying various products, there are some things you can do to prevent acne breakouts in the first place, no products needed, just habits you need to get accustomed to!
- DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
Touching my face is probably the #1 reason why I breakout. Since middle school, I got into this habit of touching my face during a lesson, or when I was bored in class. Your hands pick up everything you touch, so just imagine all the germs and bacteria that I was putting on my face! Nowadays, I have to remind myself to not touch my face, especially during class. To prevent myself from touching my face, I wear rings, so when I’m bored during class I just play with the rings on my fingers instead of touching my face. Also, do not peel off scabs or pop a pimple with your bare hands, that is the worst thing you can do! If you need to make some adjustments to your daily habits to prevent you from touching your face, like I did, then do so.
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
You’ve probably heard this one before, but I am here to remind you again because it does help! Water is the purest and healthiest way of flushing out all the toxins from your body that can cause acne. Not to mention other numerous benefits that come along with drinking water. You should be drinking at least 4 water bottles a day, and if you aren’t then I challenge you to only drink water for 2 weeks. No juices, and especially no soda. This is what I have been doing for the past week; I only drink water with all of my meals (and milk when I eat cereal, but that’s it). Go ahead and try it! Maybe you will get into the good habit of drinking water more often.
- WASH YOUR BED SHEETS ON A WEEKLY BASIS
One of the dermatologists I went to actually recommend me to do this, and it makes sense. We put our face on our pillows and covers every day, putting more bacteria onto our bed sheets every time we sleep. Try to wash your bed sheets every week so that you always have a clean surface to sleep on.
- EAT ONLY THE GOOD STUFF
You’ve probably heard your mom tell you plenty of times to eat your veggies. Well, she’s right! Not only should you eat healthier and cut out greasy foods from your diet, but also know what foods cause your acne. For example, for me, eating chips causes me to breakout a lot so I am trying not to eat them as much. Try to create healthy habits, not continue bad ones!