Acne is known to pop up when you least expect it, especially before a big event. Having acne in teenage years is okay, but most of us are still struggling with it in adulthood. Bummer! We guess you have already tried many overrated skincare products and remedies and nothing has helped. But, trust us, we’ve got your back!
We have rounded up some tips and tricks for you to get rid of these pesky acne.
What causes acne?
We understand it’s tough to know the exact root cause of acne and there are multiple factors like hormonal imbalance, impurities, dirt and more. Many times, acne is simply the result of a wrong makeup product but what we eat can be a culprit too. Let’s talk about some of the several other factors that can aggravate your acne.
- Bacterial infections can cause acne that stays on the base of your hair follicles and lead to future breakouts.
- Our body goes through hormonal imbalance due to excess amount of androgens and increased inflammation. This can result in excessive sebum production that leads to increased hormonal breakouts and acne.
- Foods like white bread, aerated drinks, rice, and sugar can lead to breakouts and acne. It is because carbohydrates in these foods raise the glycemic index in our body and disrupt blood sugar levels.
Tips to get rid of acne
While we all try to dodge acne by following a proper skincare regime and using acne creams, those zits still manage to sneak up. But, it’s time that you look at your lifestyle and everyday practice to keep away from future breakouts.
1. Stop touching your face frequently
Touching your face might cause acne but it is worse than you could imagine. In our daily regime, our hand comes in contact with bacteria, dirt, and germs which can be easily transferred onto your face due to repetitive touching. This one particular habit can trigger breakouts and make your acne worse. Keep your hands off your face and always wash your hands from time to time or keep a sanitizer handy.
2. Exfoliate regularly
Once you are done with cleansing, lightly exfoliate your face as it will help to get rid of stubborn dirt, oil, and impurities that get stuck into your pores. Our Yuzu Fine 2-in-1 Vitamin C Scrub and Clay Mask is a gentle and effective scrub-cum-clay mask that treats, exfoliates, and cleanses your face with 3x more vitamin C enriched yuzu. Use it twice a week, and watch your skin transform.
3. Keep skin hydrated
Investing in an essence will bear great fruits. The Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence balances sebum levels, hydrates skin, calms and controls acne. It helps to improve your skin texture, refines pores and controls oil and shine. On the other hand, if your skin is oily, skipping moisturizer is very tempting, but this can worsen your acne. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer that doesn’t make your skin greasy, and intensely hydrates. One fine example is the Chialeader Oil Control Moisturizer which contains rose myrtle fruit and has antioxidant and astringent properties to regulate sebum production.
4. Change your pillowcase
A dirty pillowcase is one of the reasons why you might be breaking out. This is because it carries sweat and dirt and gets builds-up from the skincare products you use in your PM regime. It’s best to change it after every 3 to 4 days.
5. Have a healthy diet
Limiting the intake of highly processed or sugary foods will render amazing results for acne-prone skin. Try to stick to healthy options like fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and protein. Such nutritious food will help the skin to regenerate faster, and the excess oil production leading to skin breakout wouldn’t happen.
6. Wash your face before hitting the bed
No matter how tired you are, you shouldn’t sleep with your makeup on. Trust us, your future breakout-free skin will thank you! Make it a point to wash your face for about 45-50 seconds every night with a nickel-size amount of face cleanser. Bravocado Pollution Rescue Cream Face Wash is an anti-pollution cream-based face wash that will deeply cleanse your skin and remove all impurities. It’s a non-negotiable step in your daily life!
7. Not using the right hair products
Your skin can breakout due to hair conditions as well. If not cleansed thoroughly, the dirt and oil from the scalp will seep down the face causing acne. Also, after using hair products, clean your face and neck to ensure no residue is left behind.
8. Not cleansing face after a workout
Sweat when mixed with makeup, SPF and grime on your face ends up clogging the pores resulting in breakouts and acne. One should never skip cleansing their face after an intense and sweaty workout. All you have to do is a quick splash of cold water with a mild face cleanser to get rid of all the impurities and reduce the chances of breakouts.
9. Quick ice treat
A quick alternative to reduce your acne is using ice cubes. They are an effective treatment for reducing swelling and pain. All you have to do is wrap the ice cube in a cloth and place it firmly on your acne for 30-40 seconds. Trust us, you’ll instantly notice that it has reduced inflammation and shrunk your pores.
10. Simplify your skincare routine
Trying out multiple acne products at one go can aggravate your zits. Opt for a simple yet effective skincare regime such as cleansing, toning, serum and finally moisturizer. Invest in products that are suitable for your skin and don't make it greasy or dull.
And finally, don’t pop your acne as it can cause infections making the situation worse. Instead, follow these tips and tricks to bring down swelling and make those zits disappear! May you have acne-free & happy skin every day!