Take a look at department stores, groceries, supermarkets, and pharmacies and you’ll see so many acne treatments available. How do you pick the right ones for you? Each one seems to do a different thing. If you were to fall for the hype and the commercials, it seems like the ones with the harsher chemicals are the best for the skin. But this is not at all true. It’s all about hype with the companies that make these products. If you really want to treat and prevent acne, you need to get back to the basics. These methods may be simple, but they’re extremely effective in fighting acne.

Don’t wash your face too often. This may go against everything you’ve been told but it is true. You’re actually damaging your skin if you wash your face many times over the course of the day. If you wash your face frequently, your skin winds up producing more oil because it’s the only way it can keep itself moisturized. But then again, pimples are a lot more likely to appear due to excess oil present. It’s best if you simply wash your face once in the morning and once at night. During the day, you can simply splash a little water on your face. You should never go to sleep without removing your makeup. You may think your skin would be okay if you left makeup on even for one night, but you need to think again. Properly and thoroughly remove all of your makeup every evening before you go to bed for the night. Your pores will get all clogged if you leave your makeup on. Clogged pores lead to pimples. Removing makeup every night shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. This is something that you can easily incorporate to your nightly skin care regimen.

Wash your hair every day. The debate still rages on as to whether it’s good for the hair to be shampooed every day. Until the experts come up with a definite answer, shampoo your hair once a day. You’ll have oily hair if you skip a day washing it. Don’t expect the oil to remain on your scalp. Oil also travels down to the hair strands. The oil reaches the pores of your skin when hair touches your face, neck, and back. This results in clogs, which then cause pimples. So use a gentle cleanser each day on your hair. This will help you have healthy hair and skin.

You can do a lot of things to keep your skin clean and acne free. We’ve discussed a few of those today.

However, you shouldn’t stop there; do some more research on it. Keep in mind that when you’re looking at skin care products, the less the hype surrounding a product, the more likely it can help you fight acne.

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