Whatever specific products work for you. But a real basic routine should include cleansing your skin, toning, and moisturising/treating.
2) DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE
You’re just rubbing bacteria around and causing yourself problems.
3) Keep your hair out of your face
Your hair naturally has oils on it which can transfer onto your face and clog pores. Along with any shampoos, conditioners or products that you have put on your hair. These touching and rubbing your face will not be good.
For me diet is everything when it comes to my face. Adding greens, fresh fruits and veggies and reducing the junk will help, it may take a while though so don’t expect immediate results.
5) Hydration station
Aim to drink at least 2 litres or 8 cups of water a day.
6) Change your pillow case
I change my pillow case every night. Tons of oils and dead skin cell are left on your pillow every night, as well as it being a breeding ground for bacteria. Flip or change your pillow case nightly and your bedding weekly if you can.
7) Dairy Danger
There is a proven link between dairy and acne. If you can, just cut it out completely. I have been dairy free for a couple years and I can assure you it gets easier. Saying goodbye to milkshakes and cheese is hard at first though.
If you can use less, or preferably none. But i know this isn’t realistic for many people. If you use a liquid foundation switch to a power one. And always take your make-up off as soon as possible.
9) Cold water
When showering right before you get out and after your face is fully cleansed rinse your face with cold water to help close your pore and prevent bacteria getting it and creating a big ‘ol pimple.
When you have acne or even just one awful pimple you stress. I know. I do it all the time. Try to reduce your stress levels. Stressing will cause certain hormone levels to spike and trigger break outs. Take time out for yourself, read a book, take a bath. Relax.
And now, as promised, some of PETA’s worst ads. I have to put this under a read more, because many of their ads are just pornography. And I don’t mean “like” pornography, or “kind of NSFW”… (Is nudity always sexual? No - but judging by these ads, you’d think PETA wasn’t even aware of that)