Tired of Breakouts? Here’s How to Help Heal Your Skin
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about how to help your skin from breakouts.
It happened again this morning. You woke up, looked in the mirror and the first thing you saw was a new patch of pimples staring back at you.
To say that you have had enough of your face breaking out is an understatement. At the same time, it is also true that you are not quite sure what to do to prevent this from happening so much.
Here is some welcome news: once you understand why you are prone to breaking out, you can then take some much-needed steps to help ensure adult or teen acne, pimples and blemishes are a thing of the past:
Why Your Skin Breaks Out
One reason your face may be breaking out is a dirty pillow and/or pillowcase. If you don’t wash your face before bed every single night, all of that makeup, sweat and dirt will end up on your pillowcase and then back on your face again. Try washing your pillowcases every few days to see if that helps, and if it’s been a while since you’ve treated yourself to new pillows, by all means do so. If you have had a pillow for many years, it too will accumulate dirt, dust and oil from your face, leading to breakouts. Other common reasons for breakouts include hormones, diet, genetics and wearing hats that trap sweat against your forehead.
Turn Your Skin Around with Proper Cleaning
Now that you know some of the reasons your skin may be prone to acne and blemishes, it is time to find ways to reduce, heal and repair your skin with the help of a solid skincare routine for acne. Start by purchasing an acne face wash that is specifically formulated to help unclog pores while gently cleaning the skin. As a bonus, you will find that by using products that are specifically designed with acne and breakouts in mind, you may be able to skip expensive and inconvenient trips to the dermatologist. And if you don’t see results overnight, please do not worry—acne treatments need time to work — sometimes as long as four weeks — so be patient.
Less is More with Washing
When it comes to reducing breakouts and blemishes, here’s the rub—no pun intended: less is truly more when it comes to keeping your skin clean. Yes, you want to wash your face twice a day and maybe a third time if you just finished a really sweaty jog around your neighborhood. However, as the American Academy of Dermatology Association notes, acne-prone skin is sensitive, so washing it too much can irritate it and make everything worse. Also, if your face is feeling especially oily after exercising or you are prone to shiny skin, resist the temptation to lather up a facecloth and scrub away. This will also worsen the acne instead of improving it.
Commitment Plus Cleansing Equals Clear Skin
It is definitely frustrating to have skin that is prone to breaking out. But by recognizing why you may have pimples, blemishes and/or acne and eliminating those causes, and then taking it further with proper skincare, you should soon start to see clear skin in the mirror in the mornings.