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How To Stop An Acne Breakout

How To Stop An Acne Breakout

The first thing that people usually notice is your face. This is why it is important for many people to have a clear face that is pimple free.

However, sometimes it may seem like that it impossible to have clear skin. Nevertheless, there are things that you can do in your daily routine and habits that you can change to help you reach your goal of having clear and acne free skin.

Here are some things that you can do to say goodbye to breakouts!

Wash Your Face

Washing your face when you get up in the morning and when you head to sleep is extremely important in order to have clear skin.

This is because it helps remove impurities, dead skin and any extra oil from your skin's surface that may be causing you to breakout.

However, it is important to use warm water (not hot water) and a mild facial cleanser. This is because hot water and harsh soap can cause irritation which can cause acne. Remember to always throw your towel in the laundry after each use because it may have bacteria on it that can spread causing breakouts.


Moisturizing is especially important if you are using acne products which often dry out your skin. Therefore, it is important to moisturize to avoid dry skin and prevent the skin from peeling.

Moisturizing is also important to help clear away excess oils, dirt and makeup and is most effective when done in the morning and before you go to sleep. However, some moisturizers can cause breakouts if it is too oily. This is why it is important to look at the label and make sure it says non-comedogenic which means that the product is usually oil free.

Over The Counter Acne Products

If you aren't having any luck with washing and moisturizing your skin than it might be a good idea to use an over the counter acne products.

There are many easy resources at your finger tips like Canada pharmacy online. There is a huge variety of products to choose from. There are face washes, creams, masks and pills.

They all contain one of the following active ingredients: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid. These ingredients help get rid of unwanted bacteria and dry out the skin to help get rid of acne and help prevent breakouts.

However, if you are still finding that over the counter acne products are not doing the trick than you might need to see a dermatologist.


Many people use makeup as a tool to hide unwanted acne. However, this will only make your problems worse.

When you are experiencing a breakout it is important to avoid makeup altogether. This is because it will add excess oils to your skin which can block your pores and make your current acne situation worse and even cause a breakout.

However, if you choose to wear makeup it is important to use oil free products and products that say non-comedogenic (usually oil-free products). Also avoid products that have mineral oils and cocoa butter which can also cause pimples.

And always remember to wash your face as soon as you go home if you do choose to wear makeup.

Watch Your Hair

Note: these tips apply to anyone that has long hair.

Your hair might not seem obvious but it may be the reason why you're getting acne breakouts. This is because some hair products might have fragrances and oils that when exposed to your skin can cause blocked pores.

In addition, if you have oily hair the extra oils can cause acne on your skin. This is why it is important to wash your hair frequently and to also tie up your hair so it is out of your face.

However, shampoos and conditioners might be causing acne on your forehead, back and chest. This is why it is important to make sure you rinse it all out properly. There are organic products that you can choose from which will help you stay acne free.

Leave Your Face Alone

It may seem odd but touching your face is a major cause of why people cannot get clear skin. This is because your hands are constantly touching things which mean that your hands are most likely carrying bacteria.

Therefore, if you touch your face with your hands you will be transferring these bacteria's to your face and are more prone to irritating your skin which can cause acne. By avoiding touching your face you will keep your skin clean, healthy and acne free.

Drink Water

Water does magic. As you drink water it helps prevent pores from being blocked, oily skin and acne breakouts. Water also eliminates excess toxins and oils.

It also hydrates your skin which helps you work towards getting that clear skin that is acne free. At the same time, by drinking water you will maintain a healthier body and possibly even lose weight too!


Exercise is not only to keep you physically and mentally healthy but is also great for your skin. This is because it helps increase blood flow which helps keep and maintain clear skin.

Also while working out you are eliminating dirt, toxins and chemicals which plug up your pores that causes acne breakouts.


It is said that a little sun (Vitamin D) can help clear your skin. However, too much sun can do the exact opposite. This is because when you have too much sun exposure it can cause your skin to breakout.

During those hot summers, it can be hard to stay away from the sunshine. This is why it is important to keep your skin hydrated when in the sun. For example, by drinking water and using sunscreen. But when choosing a sunscreen makes sure that it is oil free and uses less chemicals because that can cause your pores to clog and cause you to have acne breakout.

Clean Diet

What you put in your body can transfer to how your body looks including your skin. This is why it is important to have a clean diet and reduce unhealthy things you may be eating.

For instance, fries, chips, soda and candy will cause breakouts and acne. Dairy products are healthy but are a major risk for causing acne and skin problems. So it is important to limit yourself from eating/drinking too many dairy products as well.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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