You know the saying, prevention is always better than cure. You’ve gone through the experience of living every day with acne; and you know just how painful it can be, not just physically, but emotionally as well, because of the social element of the problem. When you are afraid to let people see your face because of how bad your acne is, you are willing to do anything to fix the problem. So, remember just how bad it can be; and take the steps to prevent acne from ever returning.
To recap, my previous articles on the subject of acne have taken you through the major types of acne, causes of acne, myths about acne, and best methods for treating an existing problem. You are now ready to tackle your acne problem head on; you understand where acne comes from, why it has affected you, and best of all you know what you need to do to make that change, so that acne won’t bother you any more.
Low Down Dirty Truth On Acne Products
So many companies that produce creams and other commercial products focus on their products only, and don’t give you a complete picture. But what I have shown you in these articles is that acne can be treated only through a whole body, lifestyle change. Creams can help, but for a lot of people the results are minimal, or temporary. What’s more, creams can cause significant irritation, and peeling skin, which no one wants to have to deal with.
How To Prevent Your Acne From Returning
Preventing acne from returning involves most of the same steps that I recommended for treating acne in the first place—change your diet, exercise more, and reduce your stress levels. For prevention, I want you to think about this in terms of a way of life, and not just as a bunch of disconnected ideas.
They are all related. When you eat right, you will be able to exercise more; when you exercise more, you will be less stressed out, and you’ll want to eat right; when you develop a routine of working out, eating the way you should, and changing your life to reduce stress, you will see that every single part of that lifestyle reinforces the other parts.
You will also soon see that there are many other great benefits to this kind of healthy lifestyle. Soon you begin to feel more energetic, stronger, and happier. You will feel better about yourself not just because of the clear complexion you now have, but in many other ways as well.
The important thing now will be to maintain that lifestyle. Don’t think of it as something strange, and out of the ordinary, that you are doing just to treat your acne problem. Think of this new lifestyle as the way that you are supposed to live—something natural, and normal. This kind of mindset is going to keep you healthy and strong, and free of acne.
If you ever get a small break-out, which is still possible, use some creams that don’t bother your skin, and you’ll probably be able to keep the acne under control easily. Be sure to maintain your diet and exercise programs, and remember to relax. You’re on your way to a new way of life, where you don’t ever have to think about how you look because of acne. Enjoy!!