How to Prevent Pimples by Using Proper Skin Care
For mild cases of acne or the occasional pimple, using proper skin care is the first step on how to prevent pimples.
Using Proper Skin Care
Wash your face with a mild soap, like Cetaphil, twice daily. This helps remove bacteria and dead skin cells. Exfoliating your face once a week can also help remove dead skin cells. However, you don’t want to do this too often, because too much washing or harsh products cause irritation and inflammation, which can leave your skin more susceptible to bacteria.
Unfortunately, you may already be using proper skin care and you may still get a pimple. So, you are still wondering how to prevent pimples. Hormones play a big part in how to prevent pimples. Watch what you eat. If you have a diet high in dairy, try cutting out some dairy and see if this helps. Certain foods may cause an increase in hormones, which in turn can cause an increase in blackheads and whiteheads, which gives you a greater chance of getting a pimple. Hormones also increase in women, during the time of their menstrual cycle. Stress can increase hormones. And, unfortunately, teenagers have a surge of hormones because of their age. These things are hard to control, so proper skin care is definitely a must, but sometimes you will also need a little added help. Try over-the-counter products with benzoyl peroxide and/or salycic acid. Benzoyl Peroxide helps to reduce inflammation and can assist in controlling bacteria. Salycic acid can help remove dead skin cells. This product is weaker than benzoyl peroxide, but is better to use on sensitive skin or as an everyday product. Benzoyl peroxide is stronger so better for more moderate cases of acne. Both can be irritating to your skin, so start with a low dose.
For more serious cases of acne, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for stronger acne remedies.