How Can I Make My Skin Stop Breaking Out?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting about 80% of people at some point in their life.
Fortunately, there are also many ways to prevent acne from resurging and becoming a chronic problem. With effective skincare products and conscious practices, you can keep your skin healthy and minimize the risk of new breakouts.
Let’s explore some tips for preventing acne. Acne is mainly caused by two things: excess oil production in the skin and bacteria that thrive in oily environments. As a result, managing oil production and keeping bacteria levels at bay will help reduce redness and inflammation from pimples.
Luckily, there are several great ways to prevent acne that target these two factors directly.
To reduce oil, try to avoid excessively sugary or salty foods, as they can cause your skin to produce excess oil. Smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can also cause oil production in the skin to increase, so these activities can also cause breakouts. Your pillow can also cause breakouts if it's too hot or itchy, so try to find a pillow that is comfortable and easy to sleep on.
Niacinamide is a great way to reduce oil in the skin, as it works as an anti-inflammatory and has been shown to reduce sebum production by up to 33% in some studies. Try to consume foods rich in niacinamide, such as tuna, salmon, peanuts, and eggs.
You can also try exfoliating your skin to remove any dead skin cells that might be clogging your pores and increasing oil production.
To reduce bacteria, you should wash your face with an acne-fighting cleanser every night. You can also try reducing your stress levels as stress can increase oil production, which in turn increases acne risk. Furthermore, you can try using an anti-Acne diet, as it can reduce sebum production.
Keep in mind healthy skin requires more than just diet, cleansing the face and applying moisturizer. You have to make a commitment and be willing to go on a long-term skin journey.
My approach to your skincare is more consultative and supportive. I don't do just one facial, I do facials – you know, three sessions, six sessions. So we can build this like a relationship and get the results.
If you have acne you may have been getting flare-ups for years. It is going to take more than just one session. Commit to a minimum of three sessions, to build up to six sessions when it comes to hyperpigmentation.
You will find that your skin health results are worth the investment.