The myths abound.
Supposedly, if you eat less chocolate, lower your sugar intake, and eat more fruits and vegetables, you’ll have less acne.
Well, maybe that’s true (1).
In any case, your genetic makeup has a big impact on how many pimples you have.
Your hormones also make a difference.
Those two things are out of your control.
You can eat all the asparagus and watermelon you want, and it won’t make a difference. If your hormones are surging or acne runs in your family, you’re in trouble.
So is there anything you can do about it? Besides prescription meds?
Yes, thankfully, three simple things will help you wake up with fewer pimples. We’ll start with the way you cleanse your skin and moisturize it to reduce breakouts.
The way you wash your face matters
Have you ever skipped washing your face when you’re in a hurry?
Left on makeup?
As for me, I touch my face a lot when I’m nervous.
All these habits lead to pimples forming. The oil and the dirt clog the pores, and the acne bacteria thrives.
Pretty soon, we’ve got painful, unsightly zits popping up.
The best defense is to cleanse your face morning and night without fail.
And the premier weapon against acne is salicylic acid face wash.
The salicylic acid dissolves the oil and calms inflammation.