There are several causes of acne, including hormones, genetics, and bacterial infections. The main causes of acne are sometimes not so easy to cure, however, there are a few simple rules to follow to help keep acne at bay.
- Drink Water
Water hydrates your skin from the inside out. Since I have started to force myself to drink more water in a day I have noticed my skin has more of a glow to it, and it doesn’t look so tired. You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water helps to flush the body of toxins that could cause bacteria that will cause you to break out. And if you don’t think it’s the answer to flawless skin... it can't hurt! It’s essential for your body too.
- Get 8 hours sleep
This isn’t possible for everyone I know, but it is important to try and get as much sleep as you possibly can. When you are sleeping is when your body heals itself, including your skin cells. If you have any breakouts, dark spots for lines, sleeping will help to heal your skin. The amount of sleep you get also affects your energy levels, the more sleep you get the more energy you have to go about your day. Also, it helps reduce puffy, dark eyes... so switch up your concealer for a good nights sleep!
- Wash your pillow cases regularly
Your face touches your pillow for several hours each night, so it is important that it is kept clean. Dead skin cells and dirty hair can cause your pillow to not be as clean as you may think, so make sure you wash it at least once a week. I tend to keep a pile of clean pillow cases by my bed and change it every other day.
- Drink Green Tea
Hot drinks like tea and coffee can make your skin worse, especially those full of sugar, milk, and cream. Switch them to a healthier alternative such as green tea. Green tea has so many health benefits, such as keeping skin clear. It is full of antioxidants. I really do not like pure green tea, so I tend to drink different flavors such as lemon and mint.
- Stop looking in the mirror
The more you look in the mirror, the more you see. Stop going over every single flaw on your face, it's not doing you any good. I know it’s hard but try to focus on having a good, productive day and you might just find your face will no longer be your main concern.
- Do not pick!
I am a culprit of this, just as I am sure you are. Picking and prodding at your blemishes is so tempting. You may think to get the nasty stuff out ASAP will make it clear faster but it can actually lead to bacteria spreading, causing more spots and leaving horrible scars. Your spots will go when they are ready, don’t rush them.