Most of us have had it at some point...acne and breakouts. Usually my skin isn't too acne prone, but lately I've been having frequent breakouts. Thankfully these are just fine bumps on my forehead, but they're still annoying none the less.
1. Dry Skin
Your skin need moisture, especially if you have dry skin. Moisturizing your skin not only keeps it healthy, but it may help reduce acne issues.
2. Oily skin
My favorite setting sprays from Urban Decay. Both setting sprays are oil free
Oily skin can can cause breakouts too. That's my issue. I have normal to oily skin, but when my skin is oily it tends to clog my pores and cause a breakout. I try to use oil free beauty products when my skin is oily.
3. Hormonal Changes
Three letters for me PMS... PMS is typically the only hormonal issue that I have that causes a breakout. The interesting thing is that almost every month I get acne on my cheeks. It's usually not too bad, but hormones can definitely be a factor that causes acne.
4. Keep Your Face Clean
Apparently acne isn't caused by dirt, but Please wash and cleanse your face. I would think that having a dirty face leaves you prone to bacteria and dead skin cells, all the things that can lead to a breakout. While I'm on the subject, you shouldn't be touching your face frequently...hence more bacteria from your fingers.
5. Your Cell Phone
My Screen Saver on my phone
I'm not going to pretend that I keep my cell phone screen clean a lot because I don't. I know that's pretty bad, but I'm working on doing better. People touch their cell phones so much throughout the day which makes your phone prone to bacteria especially if you hold your phone up to the side of your face.
6. Over Stimulating Your Face With Too Many Skincare Products
I learned this a few years ago when I first started using my Clarisonic I think I was using the the Clarisonic too long during the cleansing of my face. I had this happened a few times. I think my skin had to get use to the brush head on the Clarisinic. I don't use a face scrub everyday because that causes me to breakout as well.
7. Sleeping on Dirty Pillowcases
I'm starting to notice that the word bacteria is floating around frequently in this post. Sleeping on dirty bacteria filled pillows can also cause your face to breakout. Wash your pillowcases or use clean pillowcases when you cover your pillow(s).
8. Haircare Products
I've had this happen to me a few times when I try a new product on my hair. Sometimes the hair product(s) will work well for my hair, and irritate my face after I wash my face. When this happens I might see a breakout the next day.
If your taking any medication make sure you read the side effects. Some medication increase the chances of you having acne.
Another factor for my breakouts. I think sugar is one my acne triggers. I noticed that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts caused some of my acne problems over the Summer.
12. Dirty Makeup Brushes
I'm pretty good about cleaning my makeup brushes on a regular basis. Cleaning my brushes, isn't one of my favorite things to do, but dirty makeup brushes harbor a lot of bacteria. Wash your makeup brushes weekly or least every two weeks. I also wash new brushes that I purchase etc.
13. Wearing Makeup During a Breakout
I usually skip wearing makeup altogether during a breakout. When you wear makeup during a breakout you risk making your acne worse.
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