Just when you think you have your acne under control, you wake up to new pimples. This just goes to show that the causes of acne are not always so obvious.
What are the causes of acne?
Acne occurs when your pores become clogged with oil, dirt, dead skin and bacteria. This buildup results in swelling, or pimples. But acne is a complex skin condition and other factors can come into play, causing you to break out or exacerbate your acne.
Here are some acne triggers that may surprise you:
- Pore-clogging cosmetics
If you’re acne-prone, you need to take extra care with the products you apply on your face. Steer clear from products with thick, creamy textures, as well as heavy oils. Stick to gels, light serums, or thin lotions that are quickly absorbed by the skin.
- Hair products
The silicones, sulfates, and heavy moisturizing agents in your shampoo or conditioner can seep into your pores and clog them. The results? Annoying pimples along your hairline, and even on your chest and back. When washing your hair, tilt your hair to the side to keep the residue from getting on your face, chest, and back.
- Laundry detergent
Using the wrong laundry detergent can also result in breakouts. Some chemicals in detergents can be too harsh for your skin and your skin might react to the residue left on your clothes and sheets. If you feel that your detergent may be breaking you out, switch to a product that’s tested for sensitive-skin.
- Constantly touching your face
Do you have a habit of touching your face, or resting your chin in your hand while sitting on your desk? This habit may trap sweat and bacteria against your skin and clog your pores. Try keeping your hands away from your face and see if this makes a difference with your acne.
- Not washing up after your workout
Skipping your usual cleansing after working out lets all the makeup, dirt, bacteria, and oil that were on your skin mingle with your sweat. Once these settle in your pores, breakouts can occur.
Now that you know some of the lesser-known causes of acne, you can take the necessary steps to prevent it. Another way you can take control of your acne is by taking oral acne medication such as Lactezin. (Learn more about how Lactezin® works.)
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