Friday, May 16, 2008

Acne Prevention

woman with cream
Many people suffer from acne and it's damaging social consequences. These people try everything to remove the problem, but they seem to miss the key point in acne treatment. The secret is in being proactive rather than reactive. It's much harder to treat the acne when it's already on your face than to block it before it gets there. In order to prevent acne you should follow these simple tips:

Use facial cleansers!

One of the reasons for acne is the fact that dust and oil clog your pores. The most reasonable way to react to this is by cleansing. Its important that you don't use ordinary soap, as it doesn't help in clearing excessive oil, but actually causes an increase in oil production. This way not only that you don't prevent acne, but you are causing it.

The best substance you can use to cleanse your skin is salicylic acid. Look for a cleanser that contains at least 2%.

Such a cleanser is ClearPores.

woman with no acne

Follow a diet!

There are 3 key rules in every acne prevention diet.
  1. The first one is to eat protein rich foods, it helps a lot in repairing the cells and in fighting aging. Make sure that fish, skinless chicken, turkey breast, and egg whites are in your menu!
  2. Rule number two says you should stop avoiding fats. They have an anti-inflammatory effect which is perfect for preventing acne. The best way to get those fats is by eating seafood- like tuna, salmon and mackerel which contain omega 3 fatty acids. Also nuts and chia seeds are rich in healthy fats. Just don't get carried away, you don't want to be reading my post on the best ways to suppress your appetite.
  3. The third one tells you to lower the intake of carbs and sugar. They cause inflammation, chemical changes in the body and the diminish of collagen, which is very important for a healthy skin.
Follow these simple rules, but make sure you don't get carried away. Everything should be done in a reasonable amount.

Use facial scrubs on a regular basis!

Their exfoliating effects help remove the dead cells from the surface of your skin, thus preventing the creation of acne. Facial scrubs will make your skin look brighter and more radiant because black heads will no longer be visible.


Stress is a leading reason for many conditions and diseases. Acne makes no difference. Although scientists still debate about the actual way stress causes acne, they have no doubt about the fact that it causes it. My advice is to try and find the reasons that lead to your stress and eliminate them. Of course, I realize that it isn't possible to remove all the stress from your life. For what is left, find a way to manage it- either recreation, meditation or whatever you find relaxing.


One of the reasons for acne is the build up of toxins. Once toxins build up and the kidneys and liver get overwhelmed, your body will start detoxifying through the skin, resulting in acne breakouts. This means that you should perform cleanses periodically.

These are the best ways to prevent acne, but if you already have acne and you need a way to remove it, read this- The 2 Best Acne Treatment Products

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