- Keeping your skin clean is important so wash the face gently up to 2 times per day (or more if you exercise) with a gentle cleanser. Use a soft face cloth and pat dry gently.
- A gentle shower every day will also help to remove excess oil.
- It is vital that you do not pick, scratch, rub or scrub your skin especially if there are any whiteheads or other pimples because this can spread both them and any bacteria on the skin. Picking can also lead to potential scarring of the skin.
- If you have to use make up, then make sure it is water-based and not oil-based. All make-up should be carefully removed at bedtime.
- Wash your hair frequently and keep off the face as much as possible – avoiding long bangs on the forehead if your skin is inclined to be oily.
- Ensuring a strong immune system and a healthy lifestyle will go a long way in preventing whiteheads or diminishing the extent of an acne outbreak.
- Regular meals with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs and organic meats. Take care to avoid sodas, artificial sweeteners, sugars and refined and processed foods.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to hydrate the skin and get rid of all toxins. A glass of water with a slice of lemon in it will be a natural detox as soon as you wake up in the morning.
- Avoid any smoking and make sure you exercise regularly.
- Top up your vitamin D levels and improve your skin and appearance with regular doses of sunlight. If the weather is suitable, try and get 20 minutes of sunlight every day but if not, consider vitamin D3 supplements.
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