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5 Simple Tips on How to Prevent Pimples

Do you desire a face void of blemishes and acne? A face as smooth as a mirror? Do you admire the faces of those who look as though they are flawless? If your answer to any of those questions is yes, then you seriously need these tips on how to prevent pimples.

Otherwise known as acne, a pimple is a skin condition caused by hormones, blocked pores, keratin production and the inflammation of the sebaceous glands through bacterial infection. It often begins during puberty and mostly occurs between the ages of 12 and 24.

Also, pimples can appear on any part of the body but it mostly appears on the face. Many people who have acne, admit that it’s usually a pain to contend with. If very severe and nothing is done about it, pimples breakouts can lead to a reduction in one’s self-esteem.

How to Prevent Pimples

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While there is no specific cure for acne, there are over-the-counter creams you can apply on your face to reduce its impact and prevent further breakouts. However, if you want to prevent pimples, you have to first consider the fact that factors such as androgen hormones and genetics make pimples inevitable. Nevertheless, following these tips on how to prevent pimples will help you very much to reduce its severity and prevent a breakout.

1. Know Your Skin Type Before Getting Skincare Products

Some products you use on your skin trigger acne. Hence, it is important that you have an idea of the type of skin you have so you can choose the right skincare products. The skin types prone to having pimples are oily skin and combination skin (dry and oily skin). So if you’ve got an oily skin, make sure you use non-comedogenic products that do not clog pores.

2. Wash Your Face Twice a Day

At dawn and before retiring to bed, you should wash your face every day. This helps get rid of bacteria, dirts, sweat and buildups on the face. Use warm water to wash your face and apply a mild cleanser with your fingers —not a sponge or washcloth —before rinsing off thoroughly.

3. Avoid Touching Your Face

This isn’t just a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s among the tips on how to prevent pimples too. There are germs in your hands that can clog your pores and lead to acne if they get to your face. So what do you do? If you can’t avoid touching your face, wash your hands regularly or make use of a hand sanitiser. Just try not to touch your face all the time. This doesn’t mean that if your nose itches you, you shouldn’t scratch it.

4. Try Not to Pop Your Pimples

I know you get the urge to pop those pimples anytime they visit. But you see, you may end up worsening the condition. This is because while popping the pimples, you could bleed, get scarred, increase inflammation and even clog your surrounding pores. You don’t want that, do you? So resist the temptation to pop your pimples.

5. Minimise Stress

 Research has it that when you’re stressed, your body produces more oil-stimulating hormones. To manage stress, you should rest regularly. Also, practise yoga and other meditative exercises and if possible, opt for a massage.  

Amongst others, if you want to prevent pimples or acne breakouts, endeavour to hydrate properly. Your body really needs water for survival. As you hydrate inwardly, extend it outside by moisturising your skin. Avoid moisturisers that contain substances that irritate the skin and cause pimples. Using a non-comedogenic moisturiser after you wash your face or when your skin feels dry also helps in checking pimples.

Is there a tip on how to prevent pimples we left out? Let’s know by dropping a comment below.


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Nelly Henshaw

Nelly Henshaw is an Applied Criminology and Sociology Graduate working in Youth Justice Service who equally shares a passion for personal wellbeing and everything to do with Lifestyle such as, Food, Travel, Art, Fashion, Hair and Beauty. She lives in London, UK.

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