Prevent Acne by Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Longing for the blemish free skin you’ve always dreamed of? Tired of using different products and acne preparations, one after the other, to help counter the problem? If you are having acne problems, you are not alone. Studies show that at least 80% of all people suffer from cases of acne at least once in their lives.

Acne is more common in teens and young adults. It tends to go away as people reach their 30s. However, there are cases when acne refuses to go away and persist even in people in their 40s!

You are familiar with that old adage, “prevention is better than cure”. How true that is, more so in this case! Preventing acne can save people from the mental anguish brought about by acne outbreaks. In our society where first impression and physical appearance counts, it is a must to avoid acne at all costs. How? Here are some tips in preventing acne and maintaining a blemish-free skin.

Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Although there are still no conclusive studies defining the role of diet in the outbreak of acne, it is best to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet. Load up on foods rich in beta carotene such as carrots, cantaloupe and other yellow-orange fruits and vegetables. As much as possible, go for organic fruits and vegetables! These contain additional nutrients essential in maintaining a healthy skin. Drink plenty of water. Water is vital in maintaining the skin’s natural elasticity and suppleness. It is also essential in helping the bodily systems to properly eliminate wastes. Go for that 8 glasses of water a day and help flush the toxins in your body! Incorporate exercise in your daily routine.

Move your body! Flex those muscles! Regular exercise brings tons of benefits to our heart and body. The physical exertion from exercise increases blood circulation and provides enough oxygen to every cell in the body. We all know how important oxygen is to our body, don’t we? Sweating also helps in eliminating toxins accumulating in the body. Do away with smoking and alcohol. Alcohol intake causes the blood vessels to expand resulting in the production of red spots and itchiness in the skin. Smoking, on the other hand, destroys the vitamin C in the body and damages the elastic tissue that maintains the suppleness of the skin. Maintain a regular skin cleansing regimen. It is important to cleanse the face regularly to promote the overall wellness of the skin. Clean your skin ever so gently to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt, which may clog the pores. Remember also to tone, moisturize and exfoliate your skin regularly.

Use sun block when going outdoors. Protect your skin from the harsh elements of the outside environment. The sun, the wind and environmental pollutants can severely damage your skin which may lead to irritation and infection. So be sure to always wear your sunscreen.

Finally, have adequate rest. Stress is known to cause an imbalance in the hormonal system. When it goes unchecked, stress may lead to various health-related problems including acne outbreaks. Be kind to your body. Give it a chance to rest.