Beauty Guide - How To Get Rid of Acne

From tips on how to get rid of acne to learning how to prevent breakouts, this Inspirations & Celebrations‘ Beauty Guide shares the must-read solutions to zapping zits. Whether you suffer from chronic breakouts or get the occasion blemish, these simple solutions show how to prevent and get rid of acne.

How To Get Rid of Acne

Most people have struggled with acne at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, becoming an adult does not mean that you will no longer get zits. Hormones, stress, lifestyle habits, diet, and products can all have an effect on your skin, causing it to breakout. Fortunately, there are proven ways to get rid of acne. Here’s how!

To get rid of acne, start by evaluating the types of skincare and makeup products you are using. Toss any heavy, oil-based products (which can clog pores), and opt for oil-free, non-comedogenic products instead. Next, create a skin care regime that controls your skin’s natural oil production, kills blemish-causing bacteria, and deep-cleans your pores.

Morning Skin Care Regime:

Each morning, wash your face with a cleanser created for acne-prone skin. Then apply a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer containing SPF. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated, as over-drying your skin actually encourages your skin to increase oil production, leading to blemishes. If you have existing zits, dab on a salicylic acid treatment or benzoyl peroxide solution to help reduce inflammation and kill blemish-causing bacteria.

Evening Skin Care Regime:

In the evening, remove your makeup with a non-drying, oil-free skin cleanser. Using a gentle, hand-held sonic skincare device helps to eliminate debris, dirt, oil, and impurities from your pores. Just make sure not to aggressively scrub your delicate skin, as it can further exacerbate the problem. Apply a clarifying toner before heading to bed.

Weekly Skin Care Regime:

Once a week, use a deep-cleansing skin mask (containing charcoal or clay) to help extract oil and debris from your pores, which helps to get rid of acne. In addition, you can also use of the innovative, acne-fighting blue light devices on the market. The effective and easy-to-use Blue Light treatments penetrate deep within the skin to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at the source.

How Your Diet Can Help Get Rid of Acne:

Aside from the right skincare regime, it’s important to consume a healthy, balanced diet. Increase your intake of water (to boost hydration and help your body eliminate toxins), focus on eating nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits, and stay away from fried, processed, or sugary foods. In addition, some people have adverse reactions to dairy products (as exhibited by breakouts on their cheeks), so you might consider nixing the milk and cheese for a while to see if your skin clears up.

How De-Stressing Can Help Get Rid of Acne:

In addition, do your best to de-stress by meditating or calming your mind. It’s not uncommon to see zits pop up when you get worried, anxious, or stressed. “Scientists don’t know exactly how stress worsens acne. They do know that cells that produce sebum have receptors for stress hormones, according to Garner (a clinical professor of dermatology). Sebum is the oily substance that mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria to clog the hair follicles, leading to a pimple or acne cyst.” [Source: WebMD]

By following these tips, you’ll bust blemishes once and for all, giving you the clear, radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of.

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