Today we shall touch on “BAD Habits that will cause Acne Worse”
We sometimes will blame it on the hormones or genetics, Acne can be entirely out of your control if not well taken care. Nobody likes to have these tiny disruptions on the skin.
We might invest in a ton of skincare products which may be or not suitable to our skin without professional advice.
Also do you know that certain lifestyle habits can make our acne worse?
Here are bad habits that can worsen your acne problem.
Highlighting the importance of why one should avoid touching the face constantly, Especially when suffering from acne is a big “NO”.
Our fingertips are a source of vast microbial flora which may be harmful as constant touching the acne repeatedly contributes spreading the bacteria which is responsible for the acne and its inflammation. Squeezing and popping pimples, acne, and blackheads makes it worse.
1. Popping The Breakouts ConstantlyMost people tend to pop the breakouts, whenever you pop acne, you push some of the content of the acne inside. This could be pus, bacteria, or dead skin cells.
This can flare up the infection, leading to more acne, along with scars and pain.
Instead, no matter how strong the “URGE” to pop or squeeze. “STOP” yourself from touching it.
Apply acne medication or consult a dermatologist if it is too troublesome.
2. Rubbing sweat from your skin during/after a workout.Using a towel to roughly rub away sweat can irritate your skin, which can cause breakouts.
3. Scrub your skin clean.
To get rid of acne, you may be tempted or think that constant scrubbing can stop acne since it will scrub your skin clean. “PLEASE Don’t”. Scrubbing can irritate your skin, causing acne to flare up.
4. Share makeup & makeup brushes or applicator.
Acne is not contagious, but when you share makeup, makeup brushes, or applicators, the acne-causing bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells on other people’s skin can wind up in your makeup and land up on your skin
These can clog your skin pores, causing acne and blemishes.
Instead of using other people’s products, always use only your makeup and makeup applicator.
5. Sleep in your makeup.
Even non-comedogenic makeup can cause acne if you sleep in it.
6. Sleep on DIRTY Pillows.
Dirty pillows can cause eyelash mites. Apart from that, dirty pillow cases may also increase the risk of developing acne in people prone to breakouts. If you don't change your pillowcase frequently, dead cells, bacteria, and oil can pile up quickly, leading to acne breakouts.
What to do instead: Instead, remember to change your pillowcase every 7-10 days.
7. Not Cleaning Your Phone Screen.
Not cleaning your phone screen can worsen your acne condition. The unclean screen has a lot of bacteria, and pressing it against the skin can lead to breakouts.
8. Wash your face throughout the day.
It is a common misconception that washing your face throughout the day will keep the acne away. Frequent washing your face several times a day can further irritate your skin. This can lead to more frequent breakouts.
Need More Advice?
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