No one wants to battle acne, right? I hate when I get a pimple and am willing to do anything to get rid of it. There are lots of good and healthy ways to eliminate a breakout. On the other hand, there are lots of things you shouldn’t do. The items on this list should never be used as a way to deal with breakouts. Never, ever do these things and you’ll be so much happier. Check it out!
1. Eating Dessert First
There are lots of myths surrounding what you can and can’t eat when you have acne. Here’s one you can be happy about. You can have dessert in moderate portions, but you should always do it after a meal. That’s because the other foods help slow the absorption of sugar. Too much sugar can make breakouts work, so if you must have it, do so when your stomach is nearly full already.
2. Over Washing
You might be tempted to wash a few extra times when you have acne because you want to clear your pores. That’s a big mistake! Washing too often can irritate the acne you already have, which can cause it to spread or make it worse. Stick to a consistent face washing routine, but resist the urge to lather up every couple of hours.
3. Use an Electric Hair Remover
I have this little eyebrow trimmer that I love, but experts say to avoid it when I have acne. That’s because the device can rupture the acne, which can make it worse and leave you with scars when it heals up. It can also introduce bacteria into open pimples, increasing the risk of infection and a worsening breakout.
4. Soaking up the Rays
In some cases, sunshine can help clear up the skin. However, when it comes to acne, too much sun can make the issue worse. Experts say that too much exposure to UV rays can dry your skin and worsen a breakout. A little bit of color can mask the situation, but you’re better off getting it from a cover up product rather than darkening your skin outdoors.
5. Increasing Vitamin Intake
In general, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to your intake of vitamins and minerals. There are several that can boost skin health and help you get the results you want. However, during a breakout is not the time to increase your intake. Contrary to what you may have heard, there are certain vitamins that you shouldn’t get too much of. Pumping up your intake to battle acne can have serious side effects in other areas of your health.
6. Touching with Dirty Hands
I know the lure of touching and probing a pimple, but you should never touch your breakout unless you’ve just washed your hands with soap and water. If the acne is broken open, you can easily transfer bacteria and germs from your hands to your skin. This can make the issue worse and introduces the risk of an infection.
7. Freak out
Some experts say that stress won’t cause acne, while others say it can definitely play a role. When you break out, keep an eye on things and watch for the results when your life gets crazy. If your pimples go crazy, try to take action to keep yourself calm and relaxed as much as possible. This will control your hormones, which can aid in eliminating breakouts.
What do you do when you have a breakout? Did you get some new tips to try here? I hope they work for you!