The most common misconception about acne is that this skin condition only affects people in their teens. The truth, however, is that both adults and teens have to deal with this condition although the causes for its occurrence might differ for both.

Since prevention is always better than cure, most experts attribute the success of preventing acne to using the right acne treatments, proper hygiene habits (as will be covered later) as well as using the right products.

So, here are ten tips that will help one prevent acne:

1. Wearing loose fitting clothes

2. Detoxify the body from the inside out by drinking at least two liters of water everyday

3. Regular exercise not only increases blood circulation and oxygen penetration to the skin but also helps reduce stress, which are all key factors in preventing acne.

4. If you do suffer from stress for whatever reason, then talking to your friends and family as well as taking preventative therapy can help reduce the chances of getting acne.

5. Avoid environments that are hot and humid such as kitchens and gym that are poorly ventilated while being cautious about how you handle substances such as cooking grease and machine that contribute to acne.

6. Avoid oily products such as pomades and hair spray that aggravate acne.

7. If you have long hair, then a simple way to prevent acne is to wear it pulled back (or cut your hair) so that it does not come into contact with your hair, shoulders and your face.

8.Ensure that the moisturizer that you use is not acnegenic.

9. One should only use suntans and cosmetic lotions that are both “noncomedogenic” and “nonacnegenic” to prevent the formation of acne.

10. And the simplest one of them all: Do not pick pimples or blackheads on your face or body as it will scar your skin and even worse, become infectious.