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Acne Prevention & Skin Care Tips

Effective acne prevention requires using the right treatments and adjusting product use and hygiene habits. If you want to get rid of pimples and take care of other skin problems like oiliness and blackheads, take a look at these great tips from the acne prevention experts at Nature's Cure.

Oily hair can aggravate acne, so stay away from oily products like pomades or hair spray, especially if you want to get rid of pimples on your forehead.

If your hair is long, wear it pulled back or consider a shorter style that keeps it off your face, neck and shoulders if acne prevention is important in those areas. Be sure to pull your hair away from your skin when you sleep so that pimples don't develop overnight.

Make sure to think about acne prevention when buying any product that will be used on your skin: look for "noncomedogenic" (won't clog pores or cause blackheads) or "nonacnegenic" (won't cause pimples) cosmetics, moisturizers and suntan lotions.

Use medicated moisturizers that are not oil-based to get rid of pimples on acne-prone areas and practice good acne prevention by using a daily moisturizer that is not acnegenic.

For overall acne prevention, use topical treatments, such as Nature's Cure Body Acne Treatment Spray, anywhere that you tend to get breakouts - don't just spot-treat existing blackheads and pimples. The pore-clogging process happens two to three weeks before any blackheads or blemishes become visible on the skin.

To get rid of pimples on the face, wash the skin gently with a cleanser made for acne prone skin, like the Foaming Face Wash for guys or the Papaya Cleanser for girls, and warm (not hot) water once or twice daily. Hot water and harsh cleansers can further irritate your skin and undermine your acne prevention efforts.

It's tempting to scrub your skin for good acne prevention, but that's not how to get rid of pimples. Scrubbing too hard can actually make your acne worse and promote scarring by increasing inflammation or rupturing cysts under your skin, making bacteria spread. 

You may think you can get rid of pimples by picking or popping them. But, it can permanently scar your skin. If you do pick, immediately apply a topical antibiotic to help stave off infection.

Since stress can trigger acne, try to avoid stressful situations and resolve stresses by talking to friends, family or a professional. Also, be sure to eat right and get enough sleep. Sometimes the stress of having acne and trying to figure out how to get rid of pimples can make things worse. But if you take action toward acne prevention with these tips, you can diffuse some of that stress.

Exercising regularly can also help reduce stress and it increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the skin, which may help with acne prevention. 

Hydration also helps with acne prevention: drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to help "detoxify" the body from the inside out.

Help get rid of pimples by avoiding hot, humid environments such as poorly ventilated kitchens, gyms, or tropical climates and stay away as much as possible from cooking grease or machine oil for blackheads and acne prevention.

If you work out, think acne prevention by bringing along pre-moistened alcohol towelettes to wipe sweat off your face, back and chest. Use towels to cover neck and chest areas to avoid direct contact with the equipment.

If you want to get rid of pimples on your body, you need to realize that bumps on chest and back can be caused by tight fitting workout clothes that trap moisture and heat, so wear loose-fitting all-cotton clothing when you work out.

You also need to avoid friction against the skin caused by helmets, straps, backpacks or handbags for the best body acne prevention.

Sweat combines with skin oils to trap dirt and bacteria in your pores, causing blackheads and pimples, so it's important to shower as soon as possible to get rid of pimples after you work out or sweat profusely.

One key way to get rid of pimples is to clean your cosmetic brushes regularly in soapy water and throw out old, contaminated makeup. Since bacteria is one of the key causes of acne, anything that keeps bacteria from touching your skin will help in acne prevention.