If you are fed up of popping painful pimples, it is high time you do something about them. Prevention is the way to go. How do you prevent acne or pimples? Which products or remedies work best? The most important thing to remember is prevention is better than cure. These unwanted pimples can be prevented by following some basic skin care regimes.

1. Good Lifestyle

Following a good hygiene routine that includes washing the face regularly to get rid of makeup, dirt, dust and grime is very important to keep pimples at bay. Cleaning the skin helps remove dead skin cells and also frees the skin from contaminants that may aggravate the growth of pimples. Do not forget to apply a toner after cleansing. Avoid popping the pimples and avoid cleansers that destroy skin balance. Check product ingredient labels for salicylic acid, neem, tea tree oil, honey or turmeric as each of these natural ingredients fight pimples.

2. Wash Pillow Cover and Towels Regularly

Dirty pillow covers and dirty towels aid bacterial growth, leading to breakouts. It is very important to wash pillowcases, bed sheets and towels at regular intervals. It is also a good idea to frequently wash all makeup brushes and sponges to minimize the changes of spreading bacteria.

3. Use Non-Comedogenic Makeup and Skin Care Products

As acne is most commonly caused due to clogged pores, which are perfect for bacteria to grow and flourish, it is important to use non-comedogenic products or products that do not block the pores. Such products allow the skin to breathe and reduce the chances of skin infections, inflammation, irritation and acne. Consider, choosing oil-free and fragrance-free products.

4. Don’t touch your face

Your hands encounter grime and bacteria constantly throughout the day. And each time you touch your face, some of those pore-clogging impurities may get transferred to your skin. By all means, if your nose itches, scratch it. But wash your hands regularly, and try to touch your face as little as possible.

5. Eat Healthy

Pimples can be prevented by following a healthy and balanced diet. Reduce carbohydrates, sugar and dairy products and include more vegetables and fruits in the diet. Drink lots of water to remain hydrated and flush out toxins from the body regularly.

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