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basic hygiene kips to keep in mind if your struggling with acne!

basic acne hygiene tips we all sometimes forget !

Doctor Who
Doctor Who

Last but not least talk to a doctor about your needs! Some family doctors will prescribe something in office,or will refer you to a dermatologist! Don't be discouraged if it takes a little while for referrals and things to go through. In the mean time do your research and but products that you feel would work best for you! Good luck on your acne journey just remember IT WILL GET BETTER.

Clearogen Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Lotion
Clearogen Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Lotion

Next step would be your topicals over top your moisturizer (after it's dried) to prevent pilling up(clumping or flaking)! Talk to pharamicist ,dermatologist, or beauty consultant at your local store and ask for a topical based on your needs and skin type! Explain your budget and what your trying to achieve, do some research and don't let anyone sell you something your not sure about! Remember your the customer and they are hoping to sell you whatever makes them the most money or benefits them some how. They are hoping you as a consumer are ignorant and will follow any claim made , remember a 4 dollar tube of salicylic acid works just as well as the one with the 40 doolar price tag, fancy label and packaging!

Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion
Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion

Yes, people with acne shouldmoisturize, but with a non-clogging or non-comedogenic facial lotion or cream. Once a day is often adequate. Sometimes if dryness and inflammation in the skin is allowed to go unchecked it may actually serve to clog up your pores even more, creating more acne

Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner
Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner

Using a toner after makeup removal and cleansing will not only,remove trace amounts of pore clogging makeup and oil,it will also close the pores and there's a toner for every skin type op for one that's gentle with some acne fighting ingredients! I like the tea tree toner from the body shop personally ! The purpose of toners is to replenish and nourish skin after removing makeup and cleansing, a step that can significantly, and visibly, help your skin. Even if you use the most gentle cleanser, your skin still needs to be replenished with what the cleanser removes. This is where a brilliant toner can really shine!

Procter & Gamble Company Complete Whitening Scope Mint Tooth Paste 6.2 oz
Procter & Gamble Company Complete Whitening Scope Mint Tooth Paste 6.2 oz

Toothpaste ! Yes the chemicals in the tooth paste residue if left around the mouth can cause some bumpy Chins! Always brush teeth BEFORE your routine so residues will be wipped off. There are two main ingredients that people have suspected is the cause. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS, also Sodium LAURETH sulfate, which may be less irritating), and Fluoride.

philosophy hope in a jar
philosophy hope in a jar

Jar products are a No-No for acne prone girls. YOU SHOULD NEVER stick your hands in a jar no matter how many times or how well you washed this just leaves time for acne causing bacteria to grow in your jar.But if you must have a product only made in a jar use a clean spoon or little spatula to dig the prduct out!

The Honest Company Honest Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent Free & Clear
The Honest Company Honest Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent Free & Clear

Another thing that many of us acne prone girls forget to think about is the laundry detergents,fabric sofenters,and dryer sheets we use! Many of these soaps are full of nasty chemicals with residues that stick on your clothing or sheets potentially causing more acne. Buying laundry soap or other natural ,safer laundry soaps doesn't have to be more expensive a quick trip to target will show you that! And you can find some variety for even the most high efficiency nitpicky washing machine. these ingredients leave a residue on your sheets, towels and clothing which can rub onto your skin and break you out.  this can be especially true if you are breaking out on your body, or the sides of your face.

Grafco Pillow Cases - Overlap Closure Pillow Case
Grafco Pillow Cases - Overlap Closure Pillow Case

Somthing I never even thought of until recently was that my pillow case could potentially be causing some of my acne!Acne mechanica is any type ofacne that is the result of material or objects touching your face. When your pillowcase isn't laundered or changed regularly, a build-up of dirt and oil from the environment as well as your skin and hair touching the pillow is transferred back to your skin. All your hair products dirt and oil stick to the pillow could be a major culprit in causing your acne that goes for your bed sheets and blankets as well!

Johnsons Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash - 11 oz
Johnsons Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash - 11 oz

Taking care of acne prone skin requires a lot of hygeine, another pimple causing culprit is not cleaning makeup tools or brushes! Makeup brushes can accumulate old makeup, dirt, oil, dead skin and bacteria. Not to mention it will improve the quality of the brush,because it's no longer clogged with cakey dried on product. You can use whatever you want to clean brushes but I've always used baby shampoo!

Spectro Jel Cleanser 200 mL (6.7fl.oz) Pump (For Blemish-Prone Skin (Fragrance Free))
Spectro Jel Cleanser 200 mL (6.7fl.oz) Pump (For Blemish-Prone Skin (Fragrance Free))

A common benefit of facial cleansing is the removal of dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Throughout the day the skin onyour face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells. Daily facial washing removes these impurities to give the skin a fresh look. Use a product dependant on your preference, personally based on research gentle cream cleansers work the best because the don't have as harsh stripping agents that will make your face even oiler! And honestly you don't really need to purchase acne products with medications save the meducation's for leave on topical. Make sure you use a cleanser interned for the face, or some of those rare exceptions like the dove beauty bar!

Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

The brand,variety,and consistency of the makeup remover really doesn't matter! In fact a variety of oils you already have at home will make an excellent makeup remover. Olive oil is a very cheap nourishing way to remove makeup , oily skin craves moisture and creates oil to compensate causing more acne so it's a myth that oils cause acne! Not to mention were only using this for the purpose of makeup removal anyways,plus olive oils molecules are actually bigger than the pore itself meaning it won't clog you up.By cleansing your face well, you will discover the joy of fresh, toned, supple and well-moisturized skin, even if you wear just a little makeup or none at all. As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to add this step to your beauty routine! 

Dial Unscented Hand Sanitizer
Dial Unscented Hand Sanitizer

When it comes to knowing how to keep makeup clean, something that is often neglected is washing your hands before applying any #makeup. Always wash your hands before you touch any product, even if you are squeezing it into your hand from a tube. Keeping clean hands before applying makeup or skin care will help lessen any future spots,and in this case not adding bacteria to active pimples!

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5 months ago

thanks for the tips!

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