Great Skin Isn't Dependent Only on Genetics

Tips To Help Get Rid Of Acne

Acne can happen in your teens, through young adulthood, and even into your adult years. It's not easy to have acne no matter your age, but the good news is that there are some things you can do yourself to help get rid of your acne. See below for tips on how to get rid of acne.

Drink More Water

If your diet includes a lot of soda or other sugary drinks, but not a lot of water, start drinking more water. Water can help you with a number of health issues such as weight loss, kidney function and even clearer skin. Try to drink at least 6 - 10 glasses of water each day. If you don't like the taste of water, infuse it with fresh fruit to help give it a little more flavor without adding extra sugar.

Change Your Diet

Along with adding water to your diet, changing your diet to include more fresh fruits and vegetables can also help clear up acne. Replace greasy, oily or sugary foods with fresh fruits and vegetables can also help with other health issues. Try starting with berries, green leafy vegetables and other fruits/vegetables that aren't very starchy but are still filling.

Clean Your Phone, Glasses, And Anything Else That Touches Your Face

If your acne is near your mouth where your phone may touch your face, clean your phone. If your acne is around your nose or cheeks, try cleaning your eyeglasses or sunglasses. Anything else that touches your face, such as your hands, be sure to wash those too, or try your best not to touch your face.

Wash Your Face

Be sure to wash your face with an exfoliating face wash in the morning and at night before bed, making sure to remove all of your makeup before bed. Sleeping in your makeup can cause a buildup in your pores, as well as on your pillowcase. Use a light moisturizer to help replace moisture to your face after washing, as well as a toner to tone, tighten and even out your skin.

See The Dermatologist

If you have more than just a pimple here and there, you may want to make an appointment with the dermatologist. You may need a prescribed medication or ointment to help clear up your acne.

If you've tried over the counter face washes and remedies, and have changed your diet, but your acne persists or is worsening, be sure to see the dermatologist. Your skin problem may be more than just a little bit of acne, and you often need a dermatology specialist to help you.