When I was attempting to get rid of my acne a few months back, there were three very important tips that I kept overlooking until I came across a video on YouTube. These tips were so extremely easy that we do on a daily basis that I am almost 100% sure everyone fails to notice they are doing it wrong, and hence cause more acne to appear.
Tip # 1: The first step was to never dry your face with a towel. When you dry your face with the towel, bacteria starts growing on it and therefore you put those bacteria back on your face every time you use that. Even after washing it, you are not 100% sure if those bacteria are completely gone or not. Therefore, using a paper towel every single time you dry your face, throwing it away and using a new one every time is a very good way of preventing the growth of bacteria on your face and hence preventing the growth of acne.
Tip # 2: The second step that we easily overlook without realizing is letting fragrance touch our faces. In other words, good scented lotion, face wash, or even shampoo. We have to always make sure to use fragrance-free lotions or face washes on our faces because our faces are that sensitive, and fragrance could damage good skin. Even with shampoo, what I have learned is to face away from the water and tilt my head back so the shampoo washes out of my hair away from my face, so the shampoo with fragrance doesn’t touch my face and cause acne that way.
Tip # 3: The third step that we also overlook daily is not changing our pillowcase every two to three days. When we sleep every night, the oils and dirt on our face get on our pillowcase and the next night we put our face on the old bacteria, oils, and dirt from the previous nights. This way bacterium builds up and acne occurs more. I noticed this was true because I usually sleep on my right side and acne occurred more on the right side of my face. Therefore, when I started changing my pillowcase every two to three days, the acne on the right side of my face started clearing up.
If you try these 3 easy steps, I am sure you will see a drastic change. I have learned how to keep my face from forming more acne. Therefore, the only problem I have now is the acne scars that are left from all those other years because I neglected these 3 easy steps.
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