Did you know Neha Kakkar struggled with adult acne for a very long time? Yes, the bubbly playback singer who recently got hitched to beau Rohan Preet Singh revealed spoke about her struggle with breakouts and the skincare mistakes that worsened her plight. Luckily, she soon realised what she was doing wrong and tweaked her lifestyle habits and skincare habits. These changes drastically improved the condition of her skin. If you are experiencing something similar and want to get flawless skin like Neha’s, here are a few tips from the singer that you should follow.
1. Stay hydrated
In a video shared by Neha Kakkar, she revealed that she didn’t drink enough water which led to several skin problems like acne and dull skin. Once she increased her water intake, her skin started to clear up and the glow returned too. To stay hydrated, it is necessary to drink at least 8 to 10 tall glasses of water every day. This is the most natural way to get rid of acne as it flushes out toxins from the body.
2. Use non-comedogenic products
A skincare mistake that worsened Neha Kakkar’s acne was applying the wrong moisturiser on her skin. If you have acne-prone skin, it is necessary to use non-comedogenic and lightweight moisturisers that won’t make skin feel sticky or greasy and clog the pores. Look for gentle skincare products that are free from fragrance, alcohol and other harsh ingredients that might damage your skin.
If your acne doesn’t seem to subside, it is best to consult a dermatologist to get to the root of the problem. In the meantime, here are a few other skincare tips women with acne-prone skin can follow.
3. Skincare tips to get rid of acne
Use a salicylic based face wash: Salicylic acid reduces inflammation and removes excess oil from the face.
Pick a gentle exfoliator: Use a gentle exfoliating formula like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads. Avoid using a scrub on active acne as this can make your condition worse.
Wash your pillow covers regularly: Your pillow collects a lot of dirt from your hair and transfers it to your face, therefore it is necessary to change your pillow covers regularly.
Remove makeup before going to bed: Going to bed with your makeup on can clog the pores as well as cause skin irritation.
Avoid touching your face unnecessarily: Picking or touching your facial skin can transfer dirt from your hands onto the face. Don’t forget to wash your hands and only then touch your face when you have to apply skincare products.
Keep your hair and scalp clean: Product build-up and oil can get transferred onto your face along with sweat, this may clog the pores and lead to acne.
Get regular cleanups or chemicals peels: Cleanups and chemicals peels remove blackhead, whiteheads and other skin impurities that cause acne.
Avoid deep-fried and sugary foods: Eating refined carbohydrates and sugar increases blood sugar levels, which can further aggravate acne.