The prevention of acne begins with an understanding of the initial cause of acne and the factors that trigger the outbreaks. Nobody can know exactly why acne develops, but it seems that hormonal imbalance is there for something. Hormonal imbalance triggers the overproduction of sebum and, when sebum mixes with the dirt on the skin's surface, the pores of the skin can become clogged. When the pores are clogged, dirt and germs (among them, bacteria responsible for acne) can never get out of the skin, which triggers the infection, namely acne. To put it simply, acne is an infection triggered by hormonal imbalance. But as you can also see, it's not really the hormonal imbalance that should worry you. Instead, you should be more worried about keeping dirt and bacteria out of your skin because without these and without clogged pores, acne will not be a problem to start with.
So even if you have a problem with hormones, it is still possible to prevent acne breakouts by simply changing your lifestyle and your daily routine. Here are some of the good habits you can adopt from sunrise to sunset and can greatly help prevent acne:
- Start the day with a smile to ward off negative waves.
- Drink a glass of water (preferably with a few drops of fresh lemon juice) at dawn to detoxify and clean your system.
- Wash your face with a mild soap or cleanser specifically formulated to prevent acne. There are soaps containing sulfur, a mineral that prevents acne and offers many benefits to the skin. If you smell the smell of sulfur soap, try a non-comedogenic cleaner or lavender oil (see the instructions on the package for how to use lavender oil as a cleanser).
- Exercise. Walk quickly for 30 minutes to maintain good blood circulation, a very important factor for the health of the skin.
- Drink another glass of water to rehydrate you. Eat a banana or energy bar to restore your energy.
- Take a bath when you have finished your exercises and are ready to go to work. If you have acne prone skin, adding a few drops of lavender oil into the water of your bath is a good idea.
- Apply organic sunscreen to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays. Avoid using make-up, especially those that are formulated chemically because they contain waxes and oils that can clog pores, as well as chemicals that can irritate the skin.
- Make wise food choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Foods that are high in fat and have a glycemic index tend to cause acne breakouts, so you should avoid them. Instead, load vegetables and raw fruits, especially those that are high in fiber and antioxidants.
- Drink half a glass of water every hour. It's the cleaning.
- Avoid stress during the day. Stress has been associated with acne breakouts, probably because it causes an imbalance in your system. Do not bury yourself under your desk. Have a few minutes of free time for you. Organize your time and work so you do not panic. Do not do more than what you can wear, physically and mentally.
- Wash your face at night. Tonifies and moisturizes.
- Drink another glass of water at bedtime.
- Change your bedding.
- Sleep early. You must have at least seven to eight hours of restful sleep every day, not only to prevent acne, but also to have beautiful, glowing skin and younger appearance in the morning.