5 Must-Avoid Habits that Can Cause A Breakout

Breakouts aren’t anything anyone wants to deal with. Often, these unsightly blemishes mess with our self-esteem and have us hiding our face or layering on the concealer. If your breakouts are affecting your day-to-day life — we can help!


But what would happen if you were to gain control of your breakouts? When you become proactive in treating your skin, you take the wheel. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to avoid breakouts and keep your skin looking gorgeous.

Top 5 Habits That You Should Avoid

#1. Avoid Eating Junk Food

Eating junk foods is never a healthy option, especially for acne-prone skin. When you eat junk food, your skin fat cells are left full, producing more oil. It can lead to more acne breakouts, so steer clear of oily, sugary, and highly processed foods. Instead of munching on chips or soda, opt for leafy greens, fresh fruit, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and unsweetened tea.

#2. Avoid Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Sleeping with makeup on is one of the worst habits for your skin. When you wear makeup while sleeping, your skin cells absorb the easily accessible oils in the makeup. They then convert this into sebum that can clog pores and produce acne outbreaks. And to make matters worse, natural oils are also absorbed into the skin overnight, allowing bacteria to grow on your face. Always wash your makeup off before bed, and follow your dermatologist- or esthetician-recommended night-time skin care routine.

#3. Avoid Smoking

Many smokers start smoking to ease stress. However, while stress is a factor that can influence breakouts, smoking is an even more carcinogenic factor in why many people break out. Smoking increases the number of bacteria on your skin, allowing it to become more prone to breakouts. Not only that, but smokers also experience uneven skin tone, excessive dryness, and other negative effects. 

#4. Avoid Touching Your Face Too Often

There’s a reason why you should always wash your hands before touching your face. Often, it is easy to forget that you have bacteria all over you, which can easily transfer to your face. When you rub your face, the bacteria spread over it and can cause an acne outbreak or exacerbate acne inflammation. 

#5. Avoid Following DIY Treatments

Reading about natural acne remedies can get your hopes up, but it is important to remember that anything untested that you put on your skin might be harmful. Even if you think the ingredients look safe to use, do not try anything on your face without consulting a skincare professional. Some acne-safe components may work well with the right amount of rest and care, but using them without proper instruction can do more harm than good.

How To Treat Breakouts

Once you avoid those things, it’s much easier to treat your breakouts. Here are a few of the most common treatments for acne breakouts:

#1. Work on Improving your Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle  reduces the chance of acne breakouts. Your health directly influences the function and health of your skin. It’s important to have a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and exercise daily. 

#2. Invest in Regular Facials

Going in for a facial regularly is one of the best things you can do for your skin. It helps in removing the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from your face,opens up your pores, reduces your risk of acne breakouts, and keeps your skin fresh, cared for, and glowing.  Consult with your esthetician to get the most out of your facial.

#3. Apply Sunscreen

The sun is one cause of acne breakouts. The sun’s UV rays can damage your DNA and cause many other problems to your body and the skin. Always wear sunscreen and make sure you reapply it regularly while you’re out in the sun. You can get natural sunscreen from many of the stores too. Just a reminder, don’t apply sunscreen at night. It can cause your skin to be really sensitive and can cause you breakouts as well. 

#4. Be Gentle on Your Skin

Be gentle on your skin; don’t use anything harsh or abrasive on it. Use a light cleanser and apply toner. Don’t ever use anything that will irritate your skin and possibly exacerbate breakouts. If you have a breakout, always use a cotton ball or soft cotton cloth to clean your skin. 

#5. Try Skincare Treatment

One of the best ways to treat breakouts is to undergo a skincare treatment. Beyond the standard facial, there are dozens of options, from microdermabrasion to peels, masks, and more.To find the right option for your skin, set an appointment with a skincare professional to discuss the best treatment options for you. 

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