Breaking out? Even though you have your skin care routine on point, that doesn't necessarily mean you're free from zits.
Those pimples are not always caused by a stressful week or an overload of hormones. There's one cause of acne you may have overlooked, simply because you can't see it. Called urban nanoparticles, these are a product of pollution and are 20 times smaller than your pores. Because they're so small, they can easily go straight to the deeper layers of your skin. The bigger particles are left on the surface, triggering your skin to produce more oil, your pores to clog, and bacteria to breed. End result: a really bad breakout.
You can still do something about those pesky particles even if they're almost everywhere you go. Follow these tips:
1. Pack along oil-blotting paper.
Blotting excess oil is not just about looking fresh. "Sebum or oil is said to be a good breeding ground for toxins," says Pond's Institute Skin Expert Dr. Ana Palabyab Rufino.
2. Always, always use SPF.
Protect your skin from harmful UV rays, too, to prevent further damage to your skin. Your 30-year-old self will thank you someday.
3. Load up on antioxidants.
That means eating your fruits and veggies. Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help your body, including your skin, fight those harmful free radicals from air pollution.
4. Wash your face every night.
Before you go to sleep after a busy school day, make it a habit to cleanse your face to get rid of bacteria, clogged pores, and more causes of acne. Use Pond's Acne Clear Face Wash. This creamy cleanser has salicylic acid, which doesn't cause dryness and works well even on sensitive skin. With its complexion-clearing and skin-protecting ingredients, Pond's Acne Clear Face Wash addresses acne scars and dark spots, too. Watch your oil and pimple worries go down the drain.
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