1. HAIR PRODUCTS
Hair serums and sprays may be good for your hair, but they’re a definite trigger for the skin. Pore-clogging oils found in many hairstyling products can trigger acne-prone skin. If you are concerned that your hair products are the cause, be diligent about avoiding skin contact with hair products.
2. TOUCHING YOUR FACE
For acne breakouts commonly found on the chin, temples, or neck, pay attention to how you sit at work. Frequently touching the face or neck causes bacteria and oils to transfer from the hands to the face, leading to acne breakouts.
Foods that may be causing your breakouts could be chocolate, cocoa, high-glycemic foods, and dairy. Each of these could cause the body to produce more sebum, leading to oily skin and clogged pores.
4. TOO MUCH PHONE TIME
There are so many bacterias that gather on your phone. Sanitizing it using a tech-friendly wipe is a must to avoid acne breakouts and irritation due to phone time.
5. OVERNIGHT SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Acne spot treatments run the risk of dehydrating skin, causing further irritation and acne breakouts. Avoid overusing acne treatments in hopes of an overnight solution; a minimum of 30 days is needed to see a real impact based on skin’s cell turnover.
There are multiple negative impacts smoking has on the skin, and acne is one of them. Nicotine can cause the cells receptors in the skin to go into an overdrive mode, where the pores will tighten and lead to excess sebum buildup.
If you are experiencing acne breakouts on the body, consider what’s being added to the washing machine. Harsh detergents often contain chemicals that may cause skin irritation.
8. SUN EXPOSURE
The UV rays cause the skin to increase oil production in hopes of regaining moisture, leading to more breakouts.
9. PILLS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that contain androgens, iodides, and corticosteroids are often linked to adult acne breakouts. Consider alternative or naturally-sourced treatments.
10. BEARD BRISTLES
Romantic partners can often be the cause of acne breakouts, particularly if a beard is involved. Sharing towels, pillows, and kisses can all cause increased bacteria levels and oil production, leading to more breakouts.
For an added boost to any acne-fighting regimen, look for the Dual Light Acne Treatment using the an IPL-based device that uses both blue and red light, which work together to kill acne-causing bacteria and heal inflammation. The result is a simultaneous healing of existing breakouts as well as preventative measures for future acne.