Breakouts can really put a damper on your day, especially if you have a special event coming up and you want your skin to be as flawless and possible. But even everyday breakouts can be really annoying and embarrassing, so you want to do everything in your power to get rid of your acne before it gets in your way.
Getting rid of acne is a stressful process in and of itself, though. Therefore, you probably find it difficult to cope with your breakouts when they do occur. After all, the process of healing acne is a long and tedious one that requires a lot of time and commitment on your part. Many remedies simply will not work effectively unless you use them every single day and according to the label directions on each product.
Continue reading in order to get some tips that will help you cope with annoying breakouts.
Stress is a major contributor to acne all over your body, not just on your face. You should understand that, when you become stressed, your body releases hormones that are meant to help you cope with the stress and decide whether you will fight or take flight. It is a normal evolutionary process that our bodies have developed over time. However, these stress hormones can really take their toll on our modern bodies because they can lead to weight gain and excess oil production on the skin. When excess oil is produced, you have a shiny complexion that makes it much more likely you will end up with clogged pores that cause acne to form.
Therefore, stress less. Meditate every day, practice yoga, exercise several times a week, and just try your best to take things in stride. Hang out with people who make you happy and avoid people who stress you out. Find an activity that you love that allows you to unwind, whether it is reading a book at home or going for a hike on a mountain.
And when breakouts do occur, try not to stress out about them. Use proven acne spot treatments that will heal your trouble spots quickly throughout the day and/or at night. Make sure to cleanse your face gently, moisturize if necessary, and treat your skin in a gentle manner at all times to avoid further irritating the breakouts. And never pop your pimples because you risk spreading the infection and causing scarring.