Everyday habits that can be causing your acne!
Causes of acne you may not think of include:
Over-scrubbing your face, Think longer and gentle, not harder. Skin gets worse because excess exfoliation causes inflammation and swelling of clogged pores. For best results, limit to no more than twice per week.
Sunscreen easily clogs pores, Switch to a non greasy, non-comedogenic formula such as Celazome SPF 29, Pro-derm Daytime Fluid SPF 20, or a mineral formula from Jane Iredale or Eminence Organics.
Makeup brushes are a magnet for bacteria, dirt, and oil. For Acneic skin, wash your brushes after every use as to not spread bacteria around the face. For normal skin, you should still wash your makeup brushes at least weekly! Soak your tools in a mixture of warm water and gentle shampoo, then rinse and let them air-dry.
Increased stress levels mean you're more likely to break out. The stress hormone cortisol kick starts oil glands into over producing oil, and — zits appear. To avoid anxiety-induced break outs,be sure to exercise regularly, get enough sleep and make time to relax.
Yoga mats, hockey helmets, sports bras. Try cleansing your mat/helmet, with Celazome OPLEX mist, with extracts of oregano it is anti viral, anti fungal and anti bacterial. Make sure to exercise in clothing that allows your skin to breathe, avoiding clogging pores on the chest and back.
Diet can have a huge effect on your skin. Dairy can aggravate acne because it can stimulate oil glands and increase clogged pores. Cow’s milk contains hormones that can interact with your skin, as well as influence your body’s own hormones. Rice and Almond milk is an alternative. However, be sure to talk to your doctor before significantly revamping your diet.
It's usually an unconscious act, but touching your face is a common cause of breakouts around your chin and jawline because you are bringing bacteria to your skin, as well as applying pressure to it. Number one rule when it comes to acne, never pick! Medical acne facials are a great way to clean out clogged pores, when performed by an experienced medical esthetician.
Dirty pillowcases can create all sorts of problems due to a pore-clogging combination of residue from hair products, sweat, germs, oils. Like you makeup brushes, wash or switch pillowcases at least once a week.
Your phone! Like your hands, your phone is full of bacteria, pressing it to your face for long conversations produces heat, as well as transfers surface bacteria to your skin, causing breakouts along the cheeks and side of your face. Try putting your phone on speaker when you can, or disinfecting regularly with antibacterial wipes.