June is acne awareness month but for many people, acne awareness is every day. Acne can affect your self esteem, and having awareness of how to reduce your acne is important. There are many myths surrounding acne. One myth that is completely false is that people with acne don’t wash their faces. The truth is even the healthiest and cleanest people are prone to getting acne.
Acne is a condition that is often treated with drugs as the instant cure for acne. With acne, you must determine the source and discover the cause. Education on acne is especially important during acne awareness month. Approximately three-quarters of 11 to 30 year-olds will get acne at some time in their life. Acne can affect people of all races and ages. The key to controlling acne is prevention, and to follow some common tips for reducing acne.
Top Tips for How to Reduce Your Acne During Acne Awareness Month:
- Follow a daily acne skin care routine that does not dry out the face. Keep the skin exfoliated too.
- Follow a healthy diet – Eliminate dairy and sugar.
- Drink Plenty of water – Eliminate the sugar drinks, juices, sodas, energy drinks.
- Keep your hair off your face and use a conditioner that does not contain wax.
- Change your washcloths morning and night
- Change your pillow cases daily
- Stay out of the sun and if in the sun, wear a hat and sunscreen that does not cause acne.
- Don’t use skin care products that irritate your skin
- Have regular acne facials. Extractions or elimination of the blackheads and oil plugs is a must for getting rid of acne.
- Avoid touching your face and the oils transfer to the face.
- For Acne Awareness Month the best defense is a well informed offense. Everyone needs to take time to educate themselves on acne and how to treat it.