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Back to School Skincare to Prevent Acne and Pimples

Annelise Hillmann • Aug 14, 2023

Starting a new school year is always an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-wracking. What if I break out on the first day? We've been there, but with the right knowledge and habits, it can be prevented. In this post, we will explore some frequently asked questions about back to school skincare and provide expert advice on how to keep your skin clear and healthy.

What causes acne?

Acne is primarily caused by the overproduction of oil, clogged pores, and the presence of bacteria on the skin. Hormonal changes during adolescence can also contribute to the development of acne. Stress, poor diet, and lack of proper skincare can exacerbate the condition.

How can I prevent acne?

1. Cleanse your face twice a day: Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin. Avoid harsh scrubbing, as it can irritate the skin and worsen acne. These convenient Zit Wipes are perfect for combatting breakouts while keeping skin hydrated and healthy - plus they feel great.

2. Moisturize daily: Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is essential to maintain a healthy skin barrier. Look for oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizers to prevent clogged pores.

3. Avoid touching your face: Your hands come into contact with numerous bacteria throughout the day. Touching your face can transfer these bacteria to your skin, leading to breakouts.

4. Use non-comedogenic products: When selecting skincare and makeup products, opt for "non-comedogenic" options that won't clog your pores. This Skintone Acne Treatment (and all FRONTMAN products) are developed specifically to not clog pores.

5. Don't pop pimples: It may be tempting, but popping pimples can cause further inflammation and increase the risk of scarring. Instead, apply a spot treatment with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Clear Skin Kit for students

What should I include in my Back-to-School skincare routine?

1. Cleanser

Choose a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid to help combat acne-causing bacteria.

Zit wipes for students

2. Toner

A toner can help remove any remaining impurities and balance the pH of your skin. Look for toners with ingredients like witch hazel or tea tree oil for their antibacterial properties.

3. Moisturizer

Opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that provides hydration without clogging your pores. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day.

4. Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it generously every day, even during cloudy weather.

5. Spot treatment

Keep a spot treatment on hand for those occasional breakouts. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid to help reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.

FRONTMAN Skintone Acne treatment

Can diet affect acne?

While the relationship between diet and acne is still being studied, some evidence suggests that certain foods may contribute to breakouts. It's a good idea to limit your intake of sugary foods, processed snacks, and dairy products, as they have been associated with acne in some individuals. Instead, focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

What if my acne doesn't improve?

If you've tried various skincare routines and over-the-counter treatments without success, it may be time to consult a dermatologist. They can assess your skin condition, prescribe medications if necessary, and provide personalized advice to help you achieve clear and healthy skin.

Remember, preventing acne requires consistency and patience. Stick to a regular skincare routine, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and don't hesitate to seek professional help if needed. With the right approach, you can start the school year with confidence and a clear complexion!

Clear Skin Kit for students