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Acne is one of the teenage and in some cases through the older years big issue. Trying to prevent acne is one solution as this can help slow down the process and make the breakout less noticeable. So here are our 5 tips to preventing acne and we’d love to hear some of your own tips -

1. Wash Your Face Daily

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This sounds so simple, but whether or not you have acne, it is so important to wash your face daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin surface. To wash your face, use warm water and a mild facial cleanser. If you are using a regular soap, this could injure the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation. You should also avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth, exfoliating glove, or loofah and simply gently wash it with your clean hands or a very soft cloth.

2. Moisturise your Face
Many acne products you can purchase will contain ingredients that dry out your skin, so always use a moisturiser that minimizes dryness and skin peeling. A gel-based moisturiser usually works well for oily skin. If you have dry skin, you should try a moisturizing cream or lotion.

3. Try an over the counter Acne Treatment Cream

Most acne products may contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide – which is an antibacterial agent with a drying effect, or salicylic acid, an agent that sloughs off skin and gets rid of bacteria. You should start off small and work your way up getting the skin and face prepared for the new regime.

4. Avoid heavy makeup use

During an acne breakout, try to avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day thoroughly. Try to use oil-free cosmetics. Water-based cosmetics are available and will be very beneficial to preventing acne.

5. Avoid touching your face

Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Also if you pop or peel skin and spots then this can result in scarring and leaving marks.

Have you any of your own tips?

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