HOW TO AVOID ACNE?
Acne can occur on your face, chest, neck, back and shoulders, which are areas of your body with the largest number of functional oil glands. Pimples are more common in teenage boys than adults but acne can occur in men of any age. Some factors, such as being in puberty, can’t be altered, but you can take steps to avoid and prevent acne. Keep yourself healthy and presentable by removing factors that contribute to acne.
Step 1 – Wash your face daily
Wash your face twice a day: once at night, and once during your morning routine. When you wash your face, wash it gently and with warm water. The heat will open your pores and the temperature is better suited to clean than cold water. Wash your hands before you wash your face. Washing your face is definitely important, but what’s the use if your hands are oily and dirty to begin with?
*WASH & BUFF: A daily cleanser and exfoliator that removes oil and dirt to minimize blemishes and ingrown hairs. Like a mini-facial, it cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes. Antioxidant ingredients Vitamin E and Soybean Seed Extract hydrate skin. Tea Tree Oil, a natural antiseptic, helps minimize breakouts.
Step 2 – Keep your hair clean
Keep your hair clean. Whether you are a man with short hair or long hair, wash your hair daily. Dirt and oil from your hair can be transferred to your face, neck, back and shoulders, especially as you sweat.
Moisturizing your skin is just as important as washing it. When you wash your face, you strip it of oils and moisture, and that’s the point: those oils that clog your pores are no longer there to give you acne. But your skin is an organ, and it needs moisture.
*Moisture Protect SPF 20: Leaves skin hydrated without being shiny. Green Tea Extract soothes razor burn and redness. Vitamins E, C and B5 provide rich moisture to skin. Titanium dioxide provides full UVB and short wave UVA protection.
Step 4 – Try not to touch your face with your hands
Avoid touching your face and other areas prone to pimples throughout the day. Bacteria from your hands – or even the receiver of a phone – can lead to breakouts. The less bacteria on your face, the lower your chances that you’ll develop nasty breakouts.
Step 5 – Shower after exercise, sports or performing physical labor
Shower after exercise, sports or performing physical labor because men are more prone to heavy sweating than women. The oil and sweat on your skin can cause dirt and bacteria to become trapped, which can lead to breakouts not only on your face but on your neck, shoulder, rest and back.
Step 6 – Wash your pillowcases at the end of every week.
The oils on your pillowcases can cause acne by spreading dirt, grime, and dead skin. Think about having two pairs of pillowcases that you can switch out at the end of each week so that you don’t find yourself doing laundry every week.
If all else FAILS – Use a spot treatment or a concealer. Conceal & Treat does both in one step 🙂