Here’s How To Find Out The Cause Of Your Breakout
When your skin starts to break out, it can be very frustrating, especially when you have no idea what the cause of the breakout is. Knowing what caused the onset of blemishes can help you prevent them in the future, and that’s exactly what we are going to cover in today’s blog post, all the different causes for breakouts.
Cause #1: Age
Although it’s possible to have acne at any age, it’s most common in teenagers as they experience an onset of hormones. 8 in 10 teenagers have acne. The best way to treat teenage acne is to wash your face twice daily, don’t pop your pimples, and keep hair clean and away from the face. It is also recommended to treat the blemishes that come up and our Acne Treatment Gel is perfect for this. With 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, it’s just as effective as gels with 5% or 10% but less irritating.
Cause #2: You’re not washing your pillowcase enough
Not only are pillowcases breeding grounds for bacteria, they also promote inflammation and acne breakouts due to the friction of the face rubbing against the pillowcase. It’s recommended to wash your pillowcase at least once a week and it’s also recommended to use satin pillowcases to reduce friction on the skin and your hair.
Cause #3: You could be experiencing mask-ne
If you are still wearing a face mask pretty often, it’s possible that you could be experiencing acne due to the mask. Wearing a face mask all day can cause the skin to build up oil and bacteria, leading to breakouts. A quick fix is to make sure you are washing your face right when you take the face mask off and change or wash your face mask as often as possible. Our Acne bundle is perfect for this since you can use it daily to avoid breakouts.
Cause #4: You’re not removing makeup completely or using pore-clogging makeup
If you are someone who wears makeup often and you are experiencing breakouts, it could be that you’re not removing your makeup completely or your makeup contains pore-clogging ingredients. The ingredient to look out for and avoid in your makeup products is dimethicone because it causes your skin to trap moisture, bacteria, and skin oils, leading to impurities on the skin. If your makeup does not include this ingredient, make sure you are removing your makeup prior to washing your face. The best makeup remover to use is an oil cleanser and then you can follow up with our Glycolic Acid Face Wash to remove the rest of your makeup.
Cause #5: Your skincare products could be causing breakouts
It can be difficult to know if a skincare product is the cause of your breakouts, especially if you’re not sure how to read ingredient labels. The most common ingredients to avoid are sulfates and products containing fragrance since those are the two groups of ingredients that cause the most irritation to acne-prone skin. In our blog post, ‘How to tell if it’s irritation or acne,’ you will be able to identify whether your breakouts are being caused by your products or acne.
If you are still experiencing breakouts…
Since acne is not something that can be cured, only treated, it’s possible that you are doing ‘all the right things’ and still experiencing acne. And if that sounds like you, it’s best to get in touch with a dermatologist or esthetician to identify if there’s anything underlying that may be causing your acne.