If you are not investing in skincare, you are hurting yourself. Like other investments, there are bad investments and good investments. Marketers for skincare companies trick customers into thinking skincare is complicated. The only reason to complicate is to profit. I want to give you preventative skincare advice that is simple and cheap.
What does your face touch?
Your face touches your pillowcase and towel. Your pillowcase and towel are covered in oils from your hair and dead skin cells.
The easiest thing to do is to change your pillowcase at least every other day and to use a separate towel for your face aka face towel. If you have long hair, keep your hair out of your face while you sleep by using a hair net.
Before you start rubbing all sorts of chemicals on your face, consistently do these things for two to four weeks. If you don’t notice a difference, then explore.
Do not use (most) sunscreens
We know sunscreen helps prevent premature aging. However, you should stop using most sunscreens. You are introducing unnecessary, harmful chemicals into your body. For example, oxybenzone, an active ingredient in most sunscreens, is destroying your testosterone levels.
If you are going to limit your daily sun exposure to between 15 to 30 minutes, you do not even need any sunscreen because it is the best way to get vitamin D. However, you should limit your exposure because overexposure increases the chance of skin-cancer and premature skin-aging.
When I know I will be walking around a lot, I wear a fitted baseball cap (makes guys seem athletic) and light-colored, full-length, thin shirts and pants. If I feel warmer indoors, I will roll-up my sleeves.
However, if you have to show skin, then you should be using a sunscreen that is natural and non-oxybenzone.
This may or may not prevent your bouts of acne, but it is worth trying before taking more drastic measures.