These 5 Things are Making Your Acne Worse

February 28, 2017

1. Using too Many Acne Products
Over aggressive treatments strip your skin causing it to go into oil production overdrive. You might think that tight dry feeling is great for acne, but it's really causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

2. Avoiding Moisturizer
Skipping moisturizer only causes your skin to overcompensate with more oil (see #1). Many people with acne prone skin overuse products with drying ingredients. Moisturizing the skin on a regular basis is important and may actually help in clearing up the skin by limiting the number of dead skin cells that clog pores when mixed with sebum.  Try a lightweight oil free moisturizer that wont clog pores.

3. Skipping Sunscreen
Sun exposure can darken hyperpigmentation and scarring caused by acne. Choose a lightweight sunscreen to wear daily.

4. Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes 
Makeup brushes soak up bacteria and dead skin cells along with makeup. Letting this pore

 clogging combination linger on your brushes can lead to inflammation and breakouts.

5. Not Cleaning Your Phone and Sunglasses
Bacteria and germs can settle in on our phones and sunglasses so be sure you are cleaning them regularly. Don't forget about sweat bands and the insides of hats if you are playing sports. Open pores and bacteria = breakouts.




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