Acne Prevention

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Acne prevention should take place in a number of different areas of your life, in order to be truly effective. Acne prevention can include everything from diet to sleep to facial cleansing and moisturizing. The more extreme your acne, the more thorough and resolute you will want to be in preventing it.

For instance, I have a friend who suffered from adult acne. She would change her pillow case every few days, as a form of acne prevention. Sleeping on clean pillow cases kept pore-blocking dirt and bacteria away from her sensitive, oily skin. She couldn't change her genes, which made her skin naturally susceptible to acne, but she could change her environment, from one that encouraged acne to one which discouraged it.

Acne Prevention through Acne Skin Care Products

The best way to treat your acne is with acne skin care products. These usually include washes and moisturizers, but may also include sunscreen, lip balm, peels, masks, and other treatments. Just because your skin needs acne treatment doesn't mean it doesn't require other treatments, as well. You'll still need to protect yourself from sun damage, dryness, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Too many people focus all their skin care efforts on eradicating acne. Since these treatments can be very drying, they often end up with chapped, raw looking skin. They might get rid of the acne, but their skin still looks unattractive and tender. Remember always to moisturize and protect your skin, especially when using acne soaps or washes. It will help your skin feel better, look better, and age better.

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