Nobody chooses to get acne. Acne is that uninvited guest that pop-ups at the most inconvenient place, at the worst possible time, and always overstays its welcome. Without a second thought, you simply write off your acne on genetics or hormonal shifts. That’s the easy way out, but it isn’t completely true. Your lifestyle and your habits play a role in causing those pesky spots. Sadly, you can’t completely escape acne - there are things like pollution and stress that aren’t in your control. But, you can ditch the habits that are causing your breakouts and nix just about every breakout in-between the inevitable ones.
Stop Touching Your Face
We all do it. We touch our faces countless times every day. Don’t think this is an issue for you because you hardly touch your face? Think again. On average, people touch their faces more than 16 times in an hour. Don’t remember even doing it? That’s cause it’s a subconscious habit you’ll need to break. Your hands touch e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and that’s just gross. You’re just transferring bacteria and germs from things to your face. Imagine if the last thing you touched was the knob at a public restroom and then touched your face? *Shudders*
So, how on earth are you suppose to stop touching your face when you don’t even know you’re doing it? Be more self-aware that you’re touching your face then train yourself not to touch your face by introducing a substitute behavior. Use the back of your arm or a clean paper towel instead.
Eat Your Way To an Acne-Free Face
The saying, ‘you are what you eat’ has never been truer. Nourish your skin from the inside out by eating the correct balance of foods. That basically means antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetarians, healthy fats from nuts and fish. Stock up on Vitamin C and E because they’re the real deal, the building blocks for blemish-free and supple skin.
Don’t Skip Your Crucial Grooming Routine
Your ultimate golden ticket to getting acne-free skin is simply to cleanse, treat, and moisturize but yet it’s shocking how many men skip on investing in a skincare regimen. This three-step regimen is your shortcut to a clearer complexion, and to maintaining healthier, younger-looking skin for the rest of your life. Your skin goes through so much in a day with sweat, environmental aggressors in a day so you’ll need to cleanse the buildup on the skin.