I don’t know whether this small pimple I have a bit over my chin will give me the right push to start sharing with you my ways on how to stay away from pimples but the truth is that if I keep on touching it, it will become huge!
So, this is my first advice to you on how to keep your pimples away: don’t even think to touch them or squeeze them especially with hands that are not clean.
Keep in mind that even if you are very fussy with the beauty and hygiene of your nails, there will always be something there that can worsen the appearance of your pimples or make them appear if you keep on touching your skin.
Keep Your Skin’s Oiliness Under Control
Try to keep your skin’s oils at normal levels. Excessive oil means clogged pores and this means more breakouts and unsettledness.
There are natural oils that can work wonders with oily skin and those are my favourite jojoba oil as well as coconut oil. I often use jojoba oil to cleanse at night and to tell you the truth, I don’t need anything else after that.
You can’t imagine how much dirt jojoba oil removes, I always wonder when I look at my cotton pad. The reason that I don’t always apply anything else after cleansing with the oil is that I want to keep it simple and not stuff my skin with different products but let it breathe.
Jojoba oil also hydrates and keeps my complexion more elastic. I always prefer organic natural oils which I am sure they are more effective and safe for my sensitive skin.
Another natural oil which is very effective in balancing skin is Rosehip Oil. Pai BioRegenerate Oil is reviewed very positively as to preventing blemishes, balancing skin and healing acne scars.
Cleansing acne prone skin with a specialized cleanser like Glytone daily facial cleanser is necessary for you to prevent breakouts and get rid of the existing ones.
Stay Away From Excessive Sugar
Beverages and foods which are high in sugar lead to the pancreas producing extra insulin to keep the sugar levels down.
In turn, the insulin gives a signal to the sebaceous glands to produce sebum.
Sebum in proper quantities is good because it lubricates the skin but when too much sebum is produced, it blocks the pores and results in inflammation.
That means that excessive sugar cannot not only make it easier for your body to let pimples appear but it is also harmful for the glow and youthfulness of your skin.
What Does Milk Have To Do With Pimples?
Milk can trigger acne breakouts because most of the times it is full of hormones that derive from nursing cows.
So, if you notice that milk really results in blemishes, you can take the calcium that you need through non dairy milk like soy milk that is high in calcium and eat lots of spinach.
Avoid Refined Grains for More Clear Skin
Avoid refined grains such as white bread, cereal and other white flour based foods which lack essential nutrients that our body needs to fight acne and prevent pimples, such as antioxidants and zinc.
Even if the bread is brown which is more healthy and nutritional, you should beware in case it has a high percentage of sugar and not enough fiber.
Eat More Greens and Whole Grains
If you want to avoid pimples and other blemishes, try to check better the quality of what you eat because it has a great impact on the clarity of your skin.
So, add whole grains to your diet and green leafy vegetables. Always prefer the organic ones.
Avoid stuffing your body with fatty foods full of unsaturated fats because you will fill your system up with useless ingredients that make it more difficult for your body to detoxify and help your skin be more clear and glowing.
Stay Away from Low Quality Skin Care Products
Chemical synthetic ingredients that a lot of cosmetics and toiletries are full of today can trigger dryness, premature aging and other problematic skin conditions such as skin allergies, eczema, rosacea, contact dermatitis, uricaria and even adult acne. Certified organic skin care products can always help your skin heal faster and look healthy and glowing.
Keep your Makeup Brushes Clean
Keep your make up applicators clean. When you apply makeup on your face, avoid using the same applicator for the forehead and face since sometimes the forehead is more oily than the rest of the face.
Also, avoid sleeping with your make up on and keep all your makeup tools properly cleansed and stored so that you minimize the risk of getting pimples from not properly cleansed tools.
Avoid Getting Overly Stressed
Stress is a state of mind that can make your system more vulnerable to different types of blemishes or problematic skin conditions. Stress as well as lack of enough sleep can also trigger body inflammation which can generally harm your skin, too.
So, sleep normal hours and try to do things that relax and make you happy.
Can Hormonal Changes Affect your Skin?
The answer is positive. Hormonal changes during pregnancy, menstruation, puberty and menopause can in fact be responsible for not clear skin.
Always Keep a Spot Treatment Cream Handy
Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream is reviewed by people as a very effective pimple treatment cream which feels great and doesn’t dry out the skin like a lot of other creams that are used to get rid of pimples.
According to the company, Burt’s Bees Cream for Pimples is dermatologically tested and contains natural ingredients.
Some of them are licorice root extract, salicylic acid derived from willow bark extract and tamanu oil which all work together towards diminishing the appearance of blemishes and redness, promoting a healthier looking skin and preventing any future breakouts.
Be Careful With Allergic Detergents
Detergents can be at fault for a lot of skin allergies and problematic skin conditions.
Excessive Alcohol Can Trigger Pimples
Don’t overdo it with alcohol. Limiting your alcohol intake will keep your skin more healthy looking and with less breakouts. Alcohol can lead to your skin producing more oil which can clog your pores and even make them larger.
Often Wash Your Bed Linens
Often washing of them, especially of your pillow case will remove accumulating oils and dirt.
These were some easy tips that you can always bear in mind to stay away from pimples.