There are few things as uniquely frustrating and embarrassing as having your skin break out. Breakouts are unsightly and uncomfortable, and always seem to happen at the worst of times. Pimples are something everyone expects when puberty hits, but unfortunately this is one annoyance that we don’t leave behind with our teenage years! Laser Smooth Company is here to offer a few tips on how to avoid unpleasant breakouts.
Wash Your Face
This seems like a given, right? Moderation is key, though. You’ll want to wash your face twice a day to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and extra oil. Washing your face too often, or more than twice daily, isn’t helpful either. It could strip your skin of too much of its natural oils. Use water that is warm, but not hot, and a mild cleanser meant for the face.
Moisturizing your skin is important, especially if you’re using an acne product to help prevent breakouts. Many acne products dry out the skin. Look for moisturizers labeled “noncomedogenic,” which means it shouldn’t cause acne.
Avoid touching your face with your hands whenever possible! This includes propping your chin or cheeks in your hands. Your hands are covered in bacteria, which you want to keep as far from your face as possible.
Certain things that you put on your hair can affect your skin poorly. Fragrances, oils, pomades, or gels put in your hair can easily get on your face, where they can block your skin’s pores and irritate your skin. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair clean, because oily hair can encourage breakouts. If you have long hair, wear it pulled back and away from your face.
Breakouts are often related to stress. If you find yourself breaking out a lot, try finding out what’s stressing you. Take time to breath and do something enjoyable and relaxing, and your skin will relax too.
Want to show off your smooth, breakout-free skin? Have you considered laser hair removal? At Laser Smooth Company, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy their smooth skin to the fullest. We are always open for free consultations, and we’d love to help you take the first steps towards permanently hair removal. We are conveniently located at 2850 SE Powell Valley Rd in Gresham, Oregon, and are eager for your visit. Call us at (503) 867-6386 to schedule a free consultation.