Change your pillowcase
When your pillowcase is not washed frequently, it can accumulate a build-up of oils, bacteria and dirt which come from your own skin and hair, this is breeding ground for breakouts! Ensure you are washing your pillowcase 1-2x per week to reduce breakouts.
Cleanse your skin morning and night
Having a daily skin care routine is key when it comes to reducing breakouts. Ensure you are cleansing and treating your skin twice a day to remove dirt, makeup, oils and sweat to ensure the skin stays breakout free.
Skip makeup when you’re working out and wash your face post workout
Before hitting the gym, ensure your skin is completely makeup free to minimise breakouts. Sweat releases through pores in the skin, when makeup covers the pores this causes a barrier, trapping sweat and clogging pores. Ensure you wash your face with an exfoliating cleanser straight after working out to ensure sweat does not sit on the surface of the skin for a prolonged period of time.
Scrubbing your face on a daily basis with a gritty cleanser isn’t getting rid of dirt, it's causing inflammation, irritation and redness flare ups. Exfoliating a pimple will cause the top of the pimple to pull away healthy skin cells, giving you a higher risk of scarring. Opt for a daily cleanser that contain salicylic acid to gently unplug follicles and prevent breakouts.
Drink plenty of water
Increasing water intake can help keep skin clear as well as flush out toxins, carry nutrients through the body and improve circulation. Hydrated skin is less prone to breakouts and tends to be neither too oily nor too dry.