To acquire and keep healthy skin and avoid problems like acne and skin blemishes, it is important to cleanse the skin regularly to protect it from the sun's harmful UV rays and beauty products that harm the skin.

Keeping The Skin Clean

If you have skin and acne blemishes, you need to cleanse your skin at least twice a day. Consider using a gentle soap that leaves no residue behind on the face. You can use one of the specialty skin washes made to combat these problems. You don't need to scrub the face, but gently use a cloth or splash water on the face. Rinse well and softly pat the face dry. Also, make sure that your hair is clean. If it is oily, it can transfer those oils back to the skin and cause more acne issues.

If you have oily skin, you might want to consider using a cleanser that has astringent in it. This can cause more acne or skin issues if you are allergic to a harsher form of cleanser. Consult your dermatologist for recommendations as to what is the best regime for your skin problems.

Use Sunscreens With SPF

When you sit in the sun, it may start to clear up your symptoms, but this is only a temporary situation and it really does not clear up any acne or skin issues. When you go out in the sun, you should always wear some form of sun protection with at least a SPF (sun protection factor) rating of 15 or higher. SPF 15 can block out 93% of the harmful rays, which will keep your skin healthier.

Makeup Choices

If you choose to wear makeup on your face, read the labels to choose your makeup carefully. Don't choose any with an oil base. Look for the word noncomedogenic, which means it doesn't block pores, which will help to avoid acne and skin problems.

Shaving And Men's Faces

Men have the choices between not shaving and using either an elector shaver or a razor blade. If you choose the razor shave, make sure you have a sharp blade as a dull blade will drag over the face and can cause facial damage. If you have acne then try to shave around the problem areas to avoid aggravation. Shaving cream helps keep the facial hair softer and easier to shave.

Keep Your Hands Off Of The Face

Your hands carry germs and often are dirty and oily, which will increase the chances of increasing the skin and acne problems on your face if you touch it frequently. Also, popping pimples only makes them worse and may cause scarring. So do yourself a favor and don't touch. Keep acne and skin problems under control with these healthy skin tips.

So remember to do the following:

  • Keep the skin clean
  • Use sunscreen with at least 15 SPF or higher
  • Choose makeup that doesn’t clog your pores
  • If you shave your face choose the right razor
  • Keep your hands away from your face

With these easy tips you are well on your way to healthy, acne free skin!