Acne is a phenomenon that follows us from adolescence to adulthood. You have skimmed all the tricks to cure his acne and yet nothing makes it. It’s time to take an interest in your everyday actions that are damaging your skin. Here are 13 bad habits to eliminate to get rid of his acne.
If like nearly 15 million French, you suffer from acne, you know how hard it is to live with.
Whether it’s a first date, an interview or even the day of his wedding, acne always points to the tip of his nose at the worst moment.
Its appearance is not only a fluke, your bad habits of everyday life are the main cause. A pimple is formed due to excess sebum on the skin. In other words, your pores do not let the natural oil of the skin drain away. Result: your pores are clogged and form a bacterium under the epidermis.
To explain the more or less recurrent onset of acne, there is first the genetic of course that smiles at some more than others. But not everything is lost, there are also some bad habits that aggravate your acne, without even you realize it. By correcting them, you can also have a bright baby skin as you wish.
The beauty routines responsible for your acne
- You use the wrong products.
Mineral oils have a strong moisturizing power that can clog your pores and cause acne. Silicone is another component to be monitored closely. It is found in some cosmetics and skin care and it also clog your pores.
What you can change: Make sure your skin care is “non-comedogenic”, which means that their formulation will not clog your pores. If your skin does not improve even using this type of products, do not hesitate to make an appointment with a dermatologist who detects may be an allergy to another component.
- You do not clean your skin after a sports session.
If you do not clean your face directly after a physical effort, the leftover makeup, pollution, bacteria and sebum mix: the appearance of pimples is inevitable.
What you can change: Remove your makeup well before a sports session. If you don’t have time to shower after your sport, use a cleansing wipe to remove perspiration and bacteria from your skin.
- You’re abusing acne treatments.
If too used, salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide products can dry your skin which will produce more sebum and therefore more pimples. These components can even intensify the appearance of your imperfections because they are very powerful and eventually create a slight burn on the upper layer of the skin. The button appears more red and it is complicated to camouflage.
What you can change: rather than accumulating layers of acne-drying creams or gels, apply a soothing hydro-cortisone-based cream on the pimple directly, twice a day to attenuate redness and inflammation. Use a checker to conceal your imperfections.
- You’re fiddling with your buttons.
We know it’s tempting. But it’s never a good idea to improvise dermatologist. Fiddling with a button can only lead to one result: redness and a scar. If your hands are not clean, you may worsen the situation and spread the bacteria over your entire face.
What you can change: Stop touching your face if it’s not useful. It is important to wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning your face. Leave your buttons alone and you will not have scars on your face, often complicated to camouflage.
- You rub too your skin.
Many people affected by acne think they pose must exfoliate regularly and vigorously his skin to see an improvement. In reality, this will only make the situation worse. When you exfoliate your acne skin too aggressively, you spread the bacteria over your entire face and thus worsen the overall appearance of your skin.
What you can change: Cleanse and moisturize your skin with slight circular movements. Use products that contain components to cleanse and exfoliate your skin smoothly. You don’t need to make aggressive moves to clean your skin!
The daily factors that aggravate your acne.
- You eat spicy food.
Spicy food often contains tomatoes and peppers that consist of lycopene that can upset the pH of the skin in some people and cause acne. Note that other foods like bread, milk etc… can also affect the appearance of your skin. Your skin responds to what you eat.
What you can change: know that one can determine if this or that food is bad for the skin by monitoring the appearance of redness and pimples around the chin. Stop eating spicy food for a while and follow the evolution of your skin on this area.
- Your boyfriend has a beard.
So yes, men are sexy with a beard but your skin does not tell them thank you! When you kiss your dear and tender, your skin rubs against its beard hairs which entertainer burns and an over-production of oil from your skin.
What you can change: You can ask him to shave, simply. If Sir is refractory, suggest that he use a coconut oil-based treatment for his beard so that he doesn’t feel like he’s being attacked by mini-swords as soon as you kiss him.
- You smoke.
Every time you light a cigarette, you decrease the amount of oxygen that goes to your face. This decreases the elasticity of the skin and causes the early onset of wrinkles but also irritates your skin and dries it. Result: Your skin produces more sebum and you have more blemishes.
What you can change: just quit smoking. You’ll live longer and your skin will be healthier.
- You use too aggressive laundry.
Some chemical components in the laundry can be too aggressive for your skin. When putting on a garment or putting your head on your pillowcase, the residues of these components can irritate your skin and cause acne to appear on your face, back, chest etc.
What you can change: opt for a detergent without perfume or dyes and approved by dermatologists.
You wear a lot of hats.
Hats, caps and bonnets absorb perspiration and bacteria from everyday life. Constantly in contact with your forehead, hats of all kinds can cause the appearance of buttons.
What you can change: Try not to wear a hat for a while and watch the evolution of your skin to see if they are the cause of the problem.
- Your shampoo irritates your skin.
Sulfates present in shampoos, as well as moisturizing agents and silicone can intrude into your pores and clog them. This usually results in acne from the back or torso but also from the appearance of small pimples around the forehead.
What you can change: when you rinse your shampoo or conditioner, tilt your head to the side to avoid contact with your back, chest or face. Feel free to wash your face with a cleansing gel after your shower to remove any residual shampoo or conditioner.
- You can’t handle your stress.
Stress is one of the major causes of acne. When you are under pressure, your skin produces stress hormones, including cortisol that stimulates sebum production and clogs the pores.
What you can change: do sports and meditation. It’s important to take a break from your busy schedule to focus on yourself. All these small actions will allow you to evacuate your stress in complete serenity.
- You expose yourself too often to the sun.
You know, exposing yourself too long in the sun or making UV increases the risk of skin cancer. Sun and acne are not good housekeeping. Contrary to what is believed, the sun does not make the buttons disappear. Your face reddens after exposure to the sun, your redness blend into your skin and give the impression of a unified skin. But in reality, the sun dries up your skin and forces it to produce more sebum and therefore more pimples.
What you can change: Stop doing UV, end point. If you expose yourself to the sun, apply a sunscreen to your face and wear a cap or hat.