Basic facial hygiene / acne routine for adults.
September 16, 2010 9:36 AM Subscribe
I'm a male in my late 20's and my teenage acne never went away. I acknowledge that I could be doing more to prevent acne and that my facial hygiene routine is probably lacking. What can I add to my routine (detailed within) that will make the biggest difference?
posted by GleepGlop to health & fitness (41 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I never cared enough about getting a few blemishes to try anything and everything in my teens to prevent acne and to baby and coddle every pimple until it dried up: I just squeeze them out.
I wash my face with a facecloth in the shower every morning (just water) then when I get out I use an extra strength Oxy pad. Then before bed I use another Oxy pad. That's it.
Generally at any given time I have 2 or 3 blemishes on my face, along with a veritable blackhead factory on my nose.
I don't even really know what a normal person's facial hygiene routine is, but I might guess it involves washing the face with soap, and also washing it before bed rather than just a quick Oxy pad wipe down.
I suspect I don't have a real acne problem beyond just not having a basic facial hygiene routine down. What should I be doing that would make the difference?