Let’s face it. Acne is annoying. You could be doing everything right with your skincare routine and still get those pesky little bumps. This post will not have product recommendations, but I want to share the actions I have changed in my everyday routine to help prevent unnecessary bacteria/acne.
1. Can’t touch this! | I avoid touching my face. I used to touch my face without even knowing it until someone pointed it out to me. Think of all the things you touch and you’re putting that bacteria back onto your skin. The only times my hands should touch my face is when I am washing it or applying my skincare.
2. Pillow Fight! | Go out and buy a lot of pillowcases; A good amount so you don’t have to keep washing them everyday. Keep them in rotation. When I broke out all over my cheeks, I literally changed my pillowcase after one use on the top and one use on the bottom. CHANGE! Now that my acne is clearing up nicely, (Thank goodness!) I still change the pillowcase out every single week.
3. Work that up ‘do! | I tend to tie my hair up and away from my face while washing my face and especially during sleep. The oils in my hair definitely can contribute to my acne. I have noticed that is why my the perimeter of my face had pesky acne, and once I started to tie my long hair up, the acne has lessened in those areas.
4. Drink up! | H2O is your best friend. Not only is water good for your body, it helps clear your skin as well. I usually take a huge glass and fill that up with water. I try to have four of those a day (or more, if I’m really good!) and I have one during breakfast, one at lunch, one with my 4pm snack, and one during dinnertime. I usually stop drinking water around 8 or 9PM.
5. Beauty Sleep! | Out of all these tips, I really have to work on keeping this one up. I’m guilty of watching YouTubers and Netflix right before bed, keeping me awake… Bam! It’s midnight. This week I have been trying to sleep at 11-11:30PM and gradually make it earlier and earlier. The best time to sleep is 10PM for me. Any later and you can see it in my complexion.
I have noticed that these are the steps (plus my skincare routine: A & B) that have helped me prevent random acne from appearing on my face. I know how difficult it is to live with endless acne flare ups. These tips and tricks have helped me and I hope they help you, too.
Do you have any tips to add that have helped you prevent acne? Please share!