Spots can appear at any age and can be down to a dozen different factors. Whether you suffer with them on a long term basis or just have that pesky outbreak every now and then following these tips should help kee
- Keep face clean (and hair)
This may seem rather obvious…but let’s start with the basics!
Acne is caused by a build-up of oils and dirt on your face…so the simplest way to prevent acne is to keep your face clean-and hair if you have long hair that falls onto your face. Getting into a good day & night routine is the best form of prevention. For tips on setting up your own skincare routine check my previous man stuff post.
- Is it acne or ingrown hairs?
What you have there may not actually be acne, it could be ingrown hairs caused by bad shaving techniques (naughty). An ingrown hair is a hair that has (you guessed it) grown in rather than out, often caused by dead skin clogging up the hair follicle.
So, always remember to throw out your blunt razor and follow these further shaving tips to prevent ingrown hairs.
- Don’t touch your face
OK, so sometimes it can’t be helped, but try to keep it to a minimum!
If you’re a big face toucher, you are transferring the dirt and grease from your hands onto your face…yum. It’s a quick and easy fix that can work wonders.
- Find the products that are right for you
Products that work for friends or even family members may not work for you. It’s always great to hear recommendations; however you really have to find the right products for you and your skin.
Pay attention to whether your skin is dry, oily or a combination of both (oily T-Zone with dry patches) most products are now set up for your skin type so read the label before you buy. The wrong products can really cause havoc on your skin so it’s worth taking the time to experiment to find the perfect product for you.
- Eat right
Yes yes yes….I know you’ve heard it all before…but seriously! Step away from the burger van and put down the red bull.
A splurge every now and then isn’t going to cause a massive issue…however if your diet is full of salty meals and sugary drinks your skin is going to rebel. Drinking water at regular intervals throughout the day will ensure you are flushing toxins out of your body and eating a good amount of fruits and veg will ensure your skin is getting everything to needs to stay clear.
- See a dermatologist
If you’ve tried everything and are not seeing any improvements it is best to see a dermatologist. They can offer you various topical treatments or in extreme cases a course of prescription medication (do make sure you research these thoroughly to make sure you understand some of the more serious side effects).