You follow a strict skin routine. You still end up breaking out. You change your skin products. Still, no change.
What’s the deal?
Why the breakouts?
As annoying and frustrating as it may seem, the cause behind your endless breakouts is not your skin routine, but other more sneakier reasons. If you are guilty of committing any of the following things, you can blame your breakouts on these:
1. You Use Dirty Makeup Brushes
When was the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Has it been a while, you say? If it has, there’s your reason for breaking out. The bristles of the makeup brush contain sweat, debris, and residue. When you keep reusing the same makeup brush without rinsing them, the dirt accumulates on the bristles. Clean the bristles using baby shampoo under lukewarm water. Use a paper towel to blot the ends and lay it flat on the surface to dry it.
2. You Apply Hair Styling Products
If you have blemishes along your hairline, the hair styling products are causing an allergic reaction. Thick hair styling products can block the pores, leading to breakouts. You should switch to another brand to see if it makes a difference. If you suffer from back acne, you need to cleanse your body thoroughly with body wash or soap.
3. You Sleep on Dirty Pillowcases
You might wash your face at night, but even then, your pillowcase still contains oil and sweat, which transfers from your hair and skin to it and then to your skin the following night. You should wash your sheets, changing them each week. In an earlier blog, I discussed using a silk pillowcase instead of a cotton pillowcase. Refer to our previous blog to know why cotton pillowcases are your nighttime beauty routine’s worst enemy.
4. You Travel a Lot
If you are a frequent traveler, you might have noticed a pimple on your face after a flight. Traveling in the air hydrates your skin, causing your skin to produce excess oil. You can place a sheet mask on your face during the flight, but be warned, other passengers might give you funny looks. The sheet mask will hydrate your skin and decrease the chances of a breakout.
5. You Talk on a Dirty Mobile Phone
Do you find pimples popping up along your cheeks? Is it a daily occurrence? If so, you need to clean your mobile phone, especially its screen. Your mobile phone’s screen contains grime, oil, and bacteria. Moreover, you keep your mobile phone on various surfaces. You need to buy electronic wipes to clean your mobile phone’s display screen each day. You can clean the display screen before sleeping each night.
If you experience severe acne and breakouts on a daily basis, you should consult a skin doctor. If the following remedies to minimize breakouts work wonders for you, keep it up. Remember, when it comes to your skin, you need to be attentive to the signs that may be causing you to breakout.