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One Step Ahead of Breakouts: Tips on How to Avoid Pimples

A young female in front of a mirror checking her pimples

Acne is a problem that has been around for ages. Consequently, many solutions have been proposed to eliminate it once it is formed. Another essential solution, although less talked about, is preventive methods. We often act in a reactive way applying products to reduce the inflammation, get rid of the pus, etc. However, much more effective is taking care of your skin to prevent this acne from even happening. Let’s have a look at how we can do that. 

The cycle of breakouts: learning to identify them

The first step is learning the life cycle of a pimple, how it looks before they become evident, and how what to expect after this:

  • Early stages. The blemish can look like a red sore that’s raised and slightly itchy. This is a great time to use AHA or BHA products to help reduce some of the swelling and redness.
  • Pimple stage. Over time, bacterial overgrowth can occur, and an inflammatory reaction follows leading to the formation of the pimple.
  • Last stage. Inflammation will start to reduce, and the pimple will not feel as tender or itchy. Popping or picking your pimples can make things worse and lead to permanent skin damage in the form of lasting acne scars so keep your hands away.

Why do pimples form?

A key question to answer about pimples is what is causing them. Although some acne arises from hormones and other biological processes, sometimes pimples are formed because we are doing something wrong in our skincare routine. Let’s have a look at this:

  • Clogged pores. This is often due to the accumulation of dead skin in the pores. This is often the case in oily skin since oil acts as a glue that mixes with the dead skin clogging the pores.
  • Hormone levels. Hormones are often involved in increased oil production causing clogged pores. This is especially common during puberty when hormone levels increase.
  • Excessive cleansing. Although cleansing is an essential step in our skincare routine to get rid of excessive oil, this oil is still an important protection for our skin. Therefore, retiring an excessive amount of oil could break the balance, resulting in the skin increasing its production to compensate for the over-cleansing.
  • Lack of exfoliation. Exfoliating is an ideal way to get rid of dead skin accumulated over your face. This, as you may have already guessed, prevents the dead skin from clogging the pores and producing acne.

Remember to not touch your pimples and cleanse regularly to obtain skin free of acne.

How to avoid them: FOREO ESPADA

Apart from the typical methods to avoid pimples like cleansing and exfoliating. Some products have been designed to target this specific concern. Some of them are more traditional, e.g. face masks, AHA or BHA. On the other hand, FOREO came up with this innovative product called ESPADA™ that uses revolutionary technology to target acne even before appearing.  

 The use of LED light allows this device to penetrate the skin, not only targeting visible acne but also preventing the future formation of acne

The blue LED light stimulates skin regeneration minimizing imperfections, eliminating acne bacteria and breakouts, and reducing inflammation. The use of LED light allows this device to penetrate the skin, not only targeting visible acne but also preventing the future formation of acne. This is in combination with T-sonic™ vibrations. These vibrations temporarily open your pores and facilitate the integration of the active ingredients in your skin. It also relaxes the facial muscles improving blood circulation and reducing facial imperfections. All of this makes this device the perfect tool to get rid of mild acne once and for all.

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