6 Skincare Mistakes That Cause Breakouts
07 August 2017
Our stressful lives have wreaked havoc on our bodies in more ways than one! In our misinterpreted way of wanting to take care of our facial skin, we have managed to worsen the damage to our skin even more. Buying into bogus myths is one of the major reasons behind breakouts, spots and scarring on the face, along with possible dark circles and dull skin. Worried that you might have been trying to better your skin the wrong way? Don’t be, because we have a list of possible causes of breakouts, plus the correct skincare regimen on how to treat acne & breakouts.
- Exfoliating and scrubbing
When it comes to using a body or a face scrub, it is good for your skin as long as you do so gently and on every alternate day at most. On the other hand, using a washcloth or a face brush to scrub your face can make it feel worse. People with oily or acne prone skin tend to do this a lot and honestly, it does more harm than good. Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is important because it gets rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. But doing it too much will damage the live skin cells as well, leaving your skin raw and vulnerable to more breakouts. This is a very important homemade beauty tip on how to treat acne.
- Maintaining hygiene
Our skin comes in contact with several objects in our daily lives, be it bedsheets, clothes, pillow cases, mobiles, etc. It is very, very important to maintain hygiene, focusing specifically on these products. Not doing so leads to breakouts on the skin, be it on the face by way of a dirty mobile phone surface, or on the back by way of an over worn piece of cloth or even a not-changed-for-long cotton pillow case. The best homemade beauty tip to follow would be to make sure you don’t just cleanse your face, you also keep your immediate environment clean and hygienic.
- Post workout shower
Running around post workout, or even doing things that keep you from taking a shower after your workout can cause unwanted breakouts. But bear in mind that the more you delay your shower after going for that run, the more time you are giving to your natural bodily oils and your sweat to mix in between your clothes and your skin. That can only mean disaster for you. In order to ensure that you don’t end up with an acne epidemic on your body, make sure that you shower as soon as you are done cooling down after your workout. That’s not all, working out makes you sweat and if you have makeup on, sweating it out may not be a great idea, so make sure you start your session with a squeaky clean face!
Getting a proper night’s sleep on a regular basis will definitely do wonders on your skin. Less sleep than what is needed will cause dark circles and the bodily stress of not getting enough time to recharge will definitely cause breakouts and spots. This is generally caused by the release of the stress hormone - cortisol. So all in all, the more stressful your day, the more necessary sleep becomes!
- Touching your face
While it might seem almost natural to rest your hand on your chin or occasionally scratch an itch on your face, you might want to rethink doing that now. Don’t worry, every one of us are guilty of committing this skin sin, mostly because none of us realise the outcome of doing so. Touching your face means your hand introduces oil, new germs and bacteria to your face. So, keep your hands to yourself and whenever possible, and try this homemade beauty tip – clean your face with Dabur Gulabari Rose Water, you will see a noticeable difference!
- Impatience while using skin care products
Buying new skin care products may bring happiness to a lot of us, with our mind racing through the numerous ways our skin will get better almost instantly. And that is where the problem starts. Most dermatologists recommend that you use one of each kind of product at a time, which means, if you start using a new anti-acne product, make sure that is the only one you are using. Even using too many anti-acne products at the same time can lead to breakouts! When you buy a new skincare product, give it at least four to six weeks to work before ditching it if it doesn’t meet your expectations. It’s a product, not a magic spell, and results take time!
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