Are you carefully treating your acne but still getting new breakouts? Your skin care habits could be the culprit. How many of these things are you doing with your skin care routine? Here are some skincare habits that can actually make acne worse, and what you should be doing instead.
Always Trying New Acne Treatments
If you’re trying a new acne treatment every other week, this can actually irritate your skin, causing more breakouts.
Instead, you need to give any new acne treatments that you try time to get to work. Before you decide whether or not a product likeCLn Skin Care works for you, you need to give it six to eight weeks. It will take that long to see any improvement. If you don’t see any improvement after eight weeks, you can switch. Remember that completely clearing acne can take three or fourth months.
Applying Acne Medication Only To Your Blemishes
It seems like it should make sense to treat what you see, but this doesn’t prevent new breakouts.
To prevent new spots, spread a thin layer of your acne medication over the acne-prone skin. For example, if you usually get breakouts around your chin and forehead, apply your acne treatment evenly over these areas.
Using Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care Products That Cause Acne
Some makeup, skincare, and hair care products contain oil or other ingredients that can cause you to experience acne breakouts. If you keep on using these products, you will probably keep getting new acne.
Instead, make sure you only use makeup, sunscreen, skincare, and hair care products that are clearly labeled as ‘non-comedogenic. This means that they won’t clog your pores. These products don’t cause acne in most people. If you wear makeup or use an SPF on your face (which you should), make sure you’re properly removing them at the end of the day too.
Sharing Makeup, Makeup Brushes, or Makeup Applicators
Even if you only use non-comedogenic products, sharing your products can lead to more spots. Acne isn’t contagious, but if you are sharing makeup, brushes, or applicators, the bacteria that causes acne, oil, and dead skin cells from the other person’s skin can end up in your makeup. When you then use that makeup or applicator, the bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells get transferred to your skin. This can then clog your pores, leading to a fresh breakout.
Make sure that you are the only person who ever uses your makeup, makeup brushes, and makeup applicators. Don’t be tempted to share.
Sleeping In Your Makeup
Makeup can cause acne if you sleep with it on.
Remove your makeup before you go to bed. If you’re really too tired to wash your face, then you can use a makeup wipe, although a proper cleanser is the better option.
Washing Your Face Throughout The Day
If you’re washing your face multiple times a day, this can irritate your skin even more, causing more breakouts.
Wash your face twice a day. Wash when you wake up, and before you go to bed. You can also wash it after an activity that makes you sweat.