So as most of y’all know, I struggle with acne. It’s especially bad on my forehead and my chin, but I have a little bit on my cheeks too.
So if you have acne, I know what your going through. I don’t know anybody who likes having acne, but it’s something almost every teenager struggles with at least some point in their lives.
Here are some things that have helped keep my acne at bay.
Most girls wear make-up. I wear powder, blush, and eyeliner. Most of y’all wear a lot more than that, and keeping that on your face all day and all night will cause breakouts. There are a lot of oils and chemicals in make-up, and it isn’t very good for your skin to wear it or leave it on all the time.
So I wash my face every single night. I don’t think I ever go a day without washing my face.
Moisturizing is probably one of the most important tips I have. It might seem strange to put moisturizer on when you have oily skin, but if you don’t moisturize, your skin will produce more oil to make up for the lack of moisture, and this will clog your pores.
I try and moisturize twice daily after I wash my face and always before I do my make-up.
We need to keep our hands off our face because of all of the oils that are on our hands. I know with me, about five minutes after I wash my hands they’re oily again, and oiliness is something people with acne do not want.
I don’t drink as much water as I probably should, but when I think about it, I try to drink at least seven glasses a day.
I do know that water helps with acne. Or so I’ve heard and it also gives you a healthy glow. 😉
Ok. This is a tough one. I am one of those people who like very hot showers. The hotter the better! 😀
But hot showers are actually not very good for your acne. Heat can irritate your acne and I know with me, make it more red.
I know what your thinking. “I cant take cold showers.” I know you cant. I know I cant. So I try and take lukewarm showers, except when I cannot stand it anymore! Haha! 😀
This is something I defininetly am not good at doing, but my older sister (who does it pretty much every week) says it actually does help.
I’m sure the brushes get pretty dirty, and we don’t want to be putting that on our face.
So my sister mixes olive oil and dish soap together then cleans her brushes with the mixture. After they’re dry, they are clean and ready for the next time she uses make-up.
Plus cleaning your brushes help your make-up go on better!
My face can sometimes be very oily and when I sleep, those oils get on my pillow case. So its a good idea to change those out at least once a week.
I definitely do not have it all down and I am not an expert (hence the acne). I’m still learning. But these things have seemed to help me and have limited my breakouts.
I find that different things work for different people, so if you’ve never tried any of these tips, you might want to try them and see if they’ll make a difference with your acne. 🙂
I hope this was a help!
do you struggle with acne?
have you ever tried these tips?
how do they work for you?
tips that you use that I didn’t mention?