Acne Do’s and Don’ts


Making simple changes to your lifestyle can improve your acne. Here are some do’s and don’ts that will help you improve your skin and boost your health as well.

Acne Do’s

Do establish an effective cleansing and treatment plan to keep your skin clear and oil free.

Use a natural product that does not dry out your skin because this will help reduce the amount of sebum or oil that your glands produce.  Tea tree oil is the ideal medication for acne because it does not dry out the skin and is gentle yet powerful in clearing infection and spots. Cleansing products that contain tea tree oil both sooths and keeps your pores clear.

Do think about what you eat.

Are you eating healthily? If you feel you are, take a closer look at your diet because what you eat may be having an effect upon your acne. Milk, dairy products and wheat can trigger acne for many people.

Make sure you include plenty of antioxidant rich green vegetables and low glycemic foodstuffs such as whole grains, fibre and pulses in your diet. You could consider taking a herbal supplement or drinking herbal tea to boost your health.

Do learn how to relax.

Acne can be aggravated by stress so learning how to relax and avoid stress will help your complexion. Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi or any kind of exercise will reduce stress. If you find it difficult with these exercises, you could try if hypnosis can help with your acne.

Do change sheets, towels and pillowcases frequently if you have an acne outbreak

Changing linen, every couple of days will minimize the chances of infection.

Acne Don’ts

Don’t pick spots.

Squeezing picking and generally fiddling with spots will make them worse and spread infection over your face.

Don’t try to conceal your acne with oil-based cosmetics

If you cannot leave your face bare, always use an oil free non comedonal brand. That way you will avoid irritating your skin and clogging your pores. Always remove make up before bedtime.

Don’t burn the candle at both ends.

It may be a cliché but making sure that you get a good night’s sleep will have a positive effect on your acne.

Don’t stay inside all the time

Get outside and get some fresh air. Sunlight is essential for good skin health.

Don’t overdo the fizzy drinks.

Instead, switch to drinking more water. This will help flush toxins through your system.

Don’t overdo tea and coffee.

Why not replace some of your daily beverages with an herbal tea? Green tea has been proven to improve acne and is an easy and enjoyable way of boosting your antioxidant levels, necessary in fighting off infection. Clear Skin Max acne treatment includes a very effective wellness tea called Tava Tea which is a perfect choice for substituting your daily beverage.

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