How can I prevent acne breakouts?

How can I prevent acne breakouts?

It’s unfortunate that acne is not completely in one’s control but there are some important tips that you can use to avoid breakouts:

  • ALWAYS take off your make up before going to bed
  • When buying makeup or skincare products, always check the labels for pointers such as “oil-free,” “won’t clog pores,” or “non-comedogenic”
  • Avoid oil in your hair care and facial products 

Often times, people confuse post-inflammatory pigment changes from picking on acne or pimples with actual acne. Avoid this habit and use sunscreen daily (SPF 30+) in all weather conditions to prevent darkening of these spots. 

New research also points out to dietary changes or improvements leading to reduced acne. Eliminating dairy products from the diet has helped many patients in completely eliminating acne breakouts. However it is important to rely on published information when it comes to nutrition and skin. Relationship between ones diet and skin health is still being established by the science community.