Breakouts are the absolute worst! We know and you’re probably sick of hearing things like “Moisturize more” or “you’re probably not drinking enough water” or “do you even exfoliate?”
But does anyone ever tell you about the most unexpected yet most common culprits causing those breakouts? We figured and that’s why we’re here to tell you about the 5 most common culprits causing those breakouts.
You’re overdoing it!
Now the first thing that you might be doing wrong is trying out too many different skin products, all at once. Switching up your skin care routine too often or constantly adding more products to it can really contribute to your acne flares.
Put your phone away
If you are someone who uses their phone a lot or their work requires them to be on phone calls too often, we suggest you switch to using hands free gadgets to take those calls. Your phone screen collects bacteria all day from whatever you touch or wherever you keep it and then it comes in direct contact with your face as you talk on the phone. Pressing that nasty bacteria filled screen against your cheeks transfers all the bacteria onto your skin.
Keep your hands to yourself
Your hands are probably the biggest culprit causing breakouts. Touching your face with your hands over and over again will transfer the bacteria and germs present on your finger tips and cause breakouts and acne.
If you are someone who consumes a lot of sugar in one way or another, you will have to cut down sister! Sugar, dairy and other complex carbohydrates really effect the skin. Sugar’s oxidative properties provoke breakouts and another thing to remember is that sugar is high on the glycemic index. This means that it quickly breaks down and converts into glucose causing the body’s insulin level to rise which causes inflammation.
Making some healthier dietary changes and cutting down on your refined sugar intake you can maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin from the inside out.
The culprit causing breakouts around your forehead and eye areas may be your hair products. Sulphates and Silicones in your hair products clog up the pores of your skin. Some hair care products contain oil that can somehow find way to your skin. This oil can then clog your pores and we all know clogged pores cause acne and inflammation.
Now that you know about these pesky contributors to acne, be careful and make sure you remember to clean your phones screen often with alcohol swabs, wash your hands as often as you can and if you’re a scab picker remember to go easy on your skin! Do not confuse it with multiple products.