Curing the college acne blues
18th December 2013
Being a student isn’t easy, not only do students have to worry about their increased work load, but also establishing an entirely new set of friends and social life.
Adopting a student ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude can often disrupt our diet, exercise, and sleep, plus stress, which can all lead to acne flare-ups.
Below are a few useful tips on curing the college acne blues.
Tip 1: Stick to an effective facial skin care routine is important
Make sure you cleanse your face before bedtime by washing your skin with a cleansing bar or lotion. This is an important step because going to sleep with the days accumulation of dirt, dead skin cells, and makeup will clog your pores leading to acne bacteria growth. Remember to also hydrate and protect your skin every morning as part of your acne skin care programme. Apply a moisturising sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) higher than 30 whilst your skin is still damp. This will help protect against UVA and UVB radiation as well as skin cancer.
Tip 2: Maintain an effective body skin care routine will also help you achieve acne-free life
Having good hygiene is essential to prevent any formation of acne, by having a daily shower or bath. Areas more prone to sweating and oil production like your underarms require daily cleansing with soap. As soon as you step out of the tub or shower, pat your skin lightly with a towel and apply a moisturiser all over so you can achieve smoother bacteria free skin.
Tip 3: Have a diet full of good habits
Balance out the party lifestyle, by trying to avoid processed foods as these can cause blood sugar levels to rise, leading your body to produce more insulin. These hormonal surges can lead to excess sebum or oil production, triggering acne breakouts.
Tip 4: Relieve stress with regular exercise
It might be hard to fit in your busy week, but try to reduce stress in your life by engaging in activities like yoga or regular exercise. Rather than committing to an annual gym membership that can be expensive, get to know your local area by going running or swimming at your local leisure centre can be very affordable.
If your acne is still troubling you, you should find out more about beginning acne laser treatment. Laser acne treatment is now widely available at our sk:n clinics and the experts here at sk:n are always keen to talk you through the procedures in detail and will be happy to answer any questions you have. Book your free consultation and treat yourself today.