1. Drink plenty of water
This may seem obvious, but ensuring you drink plenty of water will keep you hydrated and help flush out toxins from your body. Whilst water on its own won’t stop you breaking out, it can help to increase blood flow around the body which will in turn help keep your skin in better condition.
2. Get enough sleep
Studies have shown that lack of sleep can significantly increase stress levels, but we’re not talking about stress, we’re talking about acne, right?
Right. However, stress produces a checmical in the body which can cause abnormalities in skin cells and structure, which in turn can make conditions like acne worse
3. Watch your diet
Foods which are high in sugar can boost your blood sugar levels quickly, and induce a boost in insulin production.
Too much insulin in the human blood stream can cause changes which lead to the creation of cells which clog your pores, and also boosts oil creation in your glands – a recipe for disaster in acne sufferers!
4. Be careful with hair products
Certain shampoos, conditioners, gels and hairsprays can cause acne by filling pores with oils, you can tell by the tell tale sign of acne around the hairline.
To avoid this issue, wash your hair first and then cleanse your face after to get rid of any oils and other chemicals.