If you’re prone to breakouts, you may be using a daily facial cleanser, hoping to get rid of your pesky acne. However, what if you could stop your breakouts before they even began? To prevent your next breakout, be sure to follow these three tips for acne-prone skin.
Always Remove Your Makeup
This is a must. A cardinal rule of any skincare regimen. Always, always, always remove your makeup before going to sleep. Not only can leftover makeup clog pores; it can also rub off onto your pillowcase, which creates a breeding ground for more dirt and germs to fester. This means that even if you remove your makeup the next night, you’re basically still covering your face in old, dirty makeup as you sleep.
Try using an oil-based or micellar water cleanser before bed. For an added glow, follow up with cleansing your skin using raw manuka honey, great for acne-prone skin.
Moisturize After Cleansing
You may shy away from moisturizers because you don’t want to make your skin “greasy”, but by not moisturizing your face, you’re actually doing more harm than good. Dry skin will produce more natural oil, which can clog your pores and cause breakouts.
For this reason, it’s recommended to always moisturize after you wash your face. Try using oils such as coconut oil, grapeseed, sesame to name a few, for your type of skin, whether that is oily, dry, or sensitive.
Detox Skin from the Inside Out
Perhaps the most important step on the path to clear skin is to clean your skin from the inside. Processed foods, alcohol, and dairy can all contribute to skin breakouts, yet this can vary from person to person. Try giving up one type of unhealthy food at a time for a period of several weeks to test whether it clears your acne.
In addition to cleaning up your diet, try visiting a spa for detoxifying treatments. Vegan spas have a multitude of treatments which can rid your body of acne-causing toxins. You may choose to go in for a facial, or if you really want to go all-out, go in for a colonic. Colonics, which uses a hydro-irrigation system to flush your colon of waste and stuck toxins, have the potential to work wonders for your skin.
You never know how many toxins you carry in your body which are poisoning your gut and your skin. Drink water everyday and be sure to wash up every night and morning for clearer, cleaner skin.