Don’t you just wake up some mornings and wish you had Genevieve Nnaji’s smooth face? Truth is, we all have those mornings – as in, mornings you wake up with a pimple, some massive zit or any other bad skin phenomenon known to man *lol*. Don’t you feel like literarily gnawing your face off with your fingers at times?
Luckily for us, there are few inexpensive ways that help take care of your skin. I hope you enjoy this ladies.
A pimple starts when the pores in the skin become clogged with a type of oil called sebum. This kind of oil usually lubricates the skin and hair. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to over-produce sebum. Because many oil-producing glands are found in the T-zone, these are where most pimples and acne are found.
TIPS FOR ACNE:
-Start by washing your face with warm water.
-Use a mild soap made for acne-related problems.
-Gently massage your face in circular motions when washing.
-Don’t scrub your face
-Over-washing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated. So, avoid this.
TIPS FOR PIMPLES:
–DO NOT pop pimples. Though it’s tempting; here’s why you shouldn’t. When you pop pimples, this can push infected material further into the skin thereby leading to more swelling, redness and even scarring. This usually result in black heads.
-Avoid touching your face with your fingers. Touching your face can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated.
-Don’t lean your face on objects that collect sebum and skin residue like your phone.
-To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face.
OTHER TIPS include
-REMOVE your makeup before going to bed.
-When buying makeup, make sure you choose brands that say “noncomedogenic” or “nonacnegenic” on the label.
-Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.
-Keep hair clean and out of your face to prevent additional dirt and oil from clogging your pores.
-Finally, the biggest one of them all: use SUN BLOCK! The Sun damages and dries out the skin leaving you with wrinkles and redness. We Nigerian ladies feel we are black, hence we don’t need sun block. Hmmm. Please, ladies, we do.
So I beg una, endeavor to use sun block.
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