Zit breakouts can shatter your confidence in an instant. If you’re having constant trouble with pesky zits, you’ll be glad to know there’s a way out. Read these amazing advice from top dermatologists on how to keep zits from appearing on your skin.
Maintain a Clean Face
Regardless of it, you have zit breakouts or not, it’s incredibly important to wash your face regularly during the day to remove any impurities, damaged skin cells, and oil from your face.
We recommend washing at least twice per day to ensure that zit breakouts won’t happen due to a dirty face. You should use warm water and a gentle facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like body soap) can hurt the already inflamed skin and result in more irritation.
You should avoid washing your skin roughly with any material that’s rough. Gently wash it with a very soft cloth or your hands, and always remember to rinse well, you should then dry your face with a clean towel. If you have a breakout, use the washcloth only once.
Moisturize Your Skin to Avoid Zit Breakouts
Many zit treatments contain ingredients that will dry your skin, make it your top priority to use a moisturizer that reduces dryness and peeling of the skin. You should look for “noncomedogenic” on the label, which means it should not result in new zits forming. There are moisturizers produced for oily, dry skin.
Try an Over-The-Counter Zit Product
These zit products don’t require a prescription, and the majority of them will have ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid, which helps prevent bacteria and dry your skin.
This may result in drying or peeling of the skin, so it’s a good idea to only start with a small amount at first. You can also adjust to how much you use and how often, depending on how it affects your skin.
Use Makeup Rarely
If you have a breakout, you should avoid wearing foundation, powders or blushes.
And if you really have to wear makeup, make sure that you wash it all of at the end of the day.
You can also try to use makeup that is oil-free, without chemicals. They will be labeled as “noncomedogenic”, which means that it cannot cause zit breakouts to emerge.
Be Careful of Hair Products
You should aim to avoid using products like oils or gels in your hair, these will irritate your skin, especially if they get on your face.
You should only use products which are considered “gentle”, like shampoo and conditioner. If you have oily hair, it can make your face oily, which will result in a breakout. If you have long hair, you should stay away from oily products.
Avoid Touching Your Face
If you keep touching your face with your hands or putting your chin on your hands, this is a very easy way to have a breakout, your hands will gather bacteria during the day, if you touch your face, it’ll spread and cause a breakout – if you have a zit on your face, avoid popping it with your hands as it will lead to infection and scarring.
Stay Away from the Sun
The sun’s strong rays can cause inflammation and redness. Some zit medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so you should limit your time in the sun.
It’s important that between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm that you wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants hat to avoid the sun from damaging your skin.
Whether you have zits or not, always apply a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher at least 20 minutes before being exposed to the sun. You should look for “noncomedogenic” on the sunscreen label to make new zits less likely. Read the ingredients on the product label to know exactly what you’re applying on your skin.