Generally, ‘breakouts’ is a term that is used for pimples,acne, blackheads and whiteheads. Acne is more genetically inclined (One type is seen in puberty). Pimples are what we get every once in a while , it can occur in any skin type but people with oily skin suffer it most. They are both caused by clogged pores.
Sometimes You wonder why Your breakouts keep coming back, or even lead to scarring. They persist even when You cleanse and exfoliate Your skin all the time. In some peoples’ terms ‘I have tried everything to no avail’.
There is one/many simple thing(s) You may not have done.
Perhaps, You have not stopped:
This will further worsen it by leading to scar formation. These scars may become permanent.
Because You become self-conscious of those breakouts, You are often tempted to stroke Your face or pop them. Stop it, and if You cannot resist it ( am guilty of this), be sure to use clean hands.
The hands are used for everything. Therefore, they easily propagate bacteria (acne-causing bacteria) and other kinds of germs.
I mentioned in an earlier post that stress makes the body to produce stress hormones. These hormones have so many negative effects on the skin such as acne, darkened skin, etc.
No matter how tired or lazy You are, wipe off Your make-up and cleanse Your face before going to bed.
Apart from causing sebum to build up in Your skin (clogged pores), Your pillows and bedsheets will be smudged and this can lead to a vicious cycle of breakouts.
Allowing sweat (this could be after a work-out or a strenuous job, or maybe You easily sweat) to dry up on Your face can result in clogged pores.
Apply little oil on Your scalp. And if it creeps down on Your forehead or temples, dab with a clean pad or cloth immediately.
This is especially for those with oily skin. Cleanse Your face at least twice a day in order to avoid blockage of pores by oil (sebum) .
Set aside a separate towel or cloth to clean Your face after bath.
Consuming too much of greasy food is unhealthy.
Depending on how often You use Your make-up brushes and other applicators, ensure You clean them often. Other items like exfoliators, facecloths and tweezers should be sterilized as well.
Keep in my mind that, as these are habits, it takes some time to stop them completely. This is because You subconsciously do them. But with determination , You will definitely notice positive changes.
In addition to this, using the right skincare products for Your skin type (in this case, those formulated for oily or acne-prone skin) will ensure You become drastically less-prone to breakouts.
Stay healthy and beautiful,