Sneaky causes of acne no one’s telling you about.
You’re applying thick foundation
Thick foundations are great for coverage, but they don’t spell the same news for acne. Thicker foundations are usually more occlusive, making it hard for your pores to breathe.
Instead of layering too much product, use the best foundations for acne-prone skin instead.
Plus if you are over 45, this is going to happen. Every fine line will be pointed.
For example All nighter from urban Decey is my favourite night out foundation. You can sweat and dance whole night, everything will stay where it should be. But. If you have any wrinkles, stay away from it. Or if you have acne.
You’re using the wrong makeup products
People with acne prone skin can use makeup, provided that they use the right makeup products. Anything that has fragrance, pore clogging ingredients, colorants and petrochemicals can cause mayhem to your skin.
Your clothes are made from synthetic fibers
Unbreathable clothing isn’t just uncomfortable; they can cause painful body acne as well.
Synthetic fibers can mash up dead skin cells and oil together and push them down into your pores. These things can attract bacteria which can aggravate your acne or trigger a new breakout.
Your yoga pants
Yoga pants, no matter how comfortable they are, can cling to your skin and trap bacteria. And if you’ve been wearing them for hours after your workout, you are sure to get a bumpy bottom.
So, if you want to avoid butt acne, make sure to bring an extra clean pair of yoga pants you can change into after your workout.
You keep wearing the same hat
Hats are great for those bad hair days. The same goes for headbands.
But, constantly wearing a hat or headband where makeup and sweat can build up around the rim can cause forehead acne. If you really need to wear a hat, don’t wear it for a full day and make sure you wash it often.
You wear a thong underwear when working out
During a workout, your yoga pants can trap in sweat and oil. If you’re wearing a thong under those pants, you’re not giving your skin any barrier from those acne triggers.
You wear scarves
Do you notice your skin breaking out more during the winter? It’s probably your scarf causing problems.
A scarf that’s wrapped a bit tightly can cause friction and irritation. It can worsen any existing acne you have.
Sensitivity to wool can cause issues, too. If you are feeling itchy and scratchy, it’s time to invest in softer winter scarves.
Glasses can cause acne because they easily get dirty. If you don’t wash and disinfect them or store them in their proper cases when not in use, they can easily accumulate dirt and bacteria.
They can also push heavy makeup into your pores, particularly around the area of the hip frames.
You’re wearing helmet with a chin strap
Helmets can obviously give you some good amount of acne, especially if they are sweaty and dirty. Before you wear one, make it a habit to wipe the straps first with antibacterial wipes.
Don’t forget to wash your face after removing your helmet, too.
Your pillow cover is dirty
Most of the folks will change their beddings once a week. I change my pillow cover every other night, I love to put my face on a fresh cover.
Your tech accessories
If you didn’t get the memo, mobile phones contain much, much more bacteria than your toilet handle. Now, imagine what those bacteria can do to your skin.
You’re constantly touching your face
There are a lot of things wrong with touching your face.
For one, your hands come in contact with millions of bacteria from your phone, computer, door knob and all sorts of things. Touching your face with your dirty hands can mean transfer of those bacteria.
Touching can also lead to picking. And when you pick at your pimples, you run the risk of making things worse (read: scars).
Having a very busy schedule can put a lot of stress on your skin. You’ll get less sleep, you’ll crave for sweets and you’ll have no time to do a proper skin care routine.
The more stressed you become, the more your acne gets worse.
So, take time off of your busy schedule to relax. Try meditating or working out.
You can also consider talking to your doctor about medicines that can help with your sleeping disorder. Adderall is good but take note that it can possibly trigger breakouts, too.