If you battle with an acne prone skin, you already know the things that cause it to flair up and you try as much as possible to deal with them the best way you’ve been advised but sometimes it feels like you’re doing all the right things and it’s still not enough. You keep breaking out.
Here are some of the “normal” things you may be doing which contributes to your acne becoming worse.
1. Trying new treatments every week
Products need time to work and using a product for just 1 week without you seeing visible changes isn’t “proof” that the product doesn’t work. You need to be patient with your skin and use the product for about 6 to 8 weeks since it takes that long to see some improvement.
2. You wash your face too much
The more you wash the oils from your face, the more your skin produces sebum and you keep repeating the whole process again.
3. You pop the pimples
We get that it’s so tempting to see the pimple right there looking so ripe to be popped but you need to resist the urge! Instead of clearing the blockage out, you’re pushing it further down, and that can lead to scarring.
4. Dirty phone
You keep moving bacteria from your face to your phone and then back to your face when you keep using your phone without cleaning it. Try using ear phones instead.
5. Applying acne products to existing acne
It makes sense to treat what you see, but this approach fails to prevent new acne breakouts. It is important to spread a thin layer of your acne medication evenly over your skin.
6. Sharing makeup tools and products
Acne isn’t 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. When you use that makeup, you can transfer their bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells to your skin. These can clog your pores, leading to breakouts. And oh! Wash your makeup tools.
Which of these are you guilty of? Let us know in the comments.
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