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Getting Rid of Acne

In Beauty, Skincare on February 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

Acne is so frustrating and it affects not just teens but also millions of adults. I have compiled a list of the things to do in order to get rid of acne, I am not saying this is a cure I am saying this will help and truly minimize any acne you do have. My intention is to offer some advice and hope to the many self conscious acne sufferers. Please share this article with anyone you know who suffers from acne.

  • Wash your face morning and evening (always remove all make-up before bed, I don’t care how late it is the 5 minutes it takes will make such a difference on your skin)
  • Avoid any products with fragrance, perfume or dyes
  • Avoid any products with SLS (Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate),DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (momoethnanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine) and Triclosan
  • I suggest buying some pillow cases (7 is ideal) either at a garage sale/estate sale or clearance sale and then change them before bed every night and wash once per week to keep them fresh and to prevent your face from sitting in bacteria night after night
  • Using things 1 time really improves acne, so buy enough washcloths to use a fresh one every morning and evening (this would be 2 a day x 7 days = 14 washcloths for someone with acne – doing laundry once per week)
  • Use a fragrance free laundry detergent (this is especially important if your have body acne)
  • You must moisturize your skin – people with acne have a terrible fear of moisturizer like using it will make their pores clogged and the truth is if you go without moisturizer your skin won’t be properly balanced
  • Make sure to avoid drinks high in sugar and with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) – aim to drink 1/2 your body’s weight in ounces daily of water (120 lbs = 60 ounces of water)
  • Because acne is not just external make sure you are taking a multi vitamin and also check to make sure your getting enough Omega and Zinc in your diet if not make sure to add these supplements
  • Always wear sunscreen when outdoors

I am going to write another article about best products for acne and how/why to use them