Thursday, October 6, 2011

bad acne habits

Have you got acne, are there things that your doing that makes it worse than what it could be? These things could be stopping you from clearing up your acne?

Squeezing your pussy pimples/blackheads - doing this can spread bacterica from underneath your fingernails as well as the bacteria from the pimple. It can also leave scarring on the face.

Using make up with ingredients that cause irritation - Avoid these offends: artifical colour, look for FD&C in the ingredients list which means this product has artifical colours. These can irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Lanolin which is basically sheep sebum, it can be good for dry skin but not for oily skin. Mineral oil leaves a film on your skin trapping dead skin cells and bacteria and can also give you milia. Petroleum is oil as you may have guesse and you don't reall need to be be putting more oil onto your skin. Isoproyl myristate which can actually make your skin feel less greasy but it also clog pores and irritates the skin. Artificial fragrance irritates the skin and causes breakouts.

Over-drying your face - Drying out your skin will actually cause your glands to produce more oil. The skin naturally tries to correct itself, therefore if it feels dry it will try to balance the situation by producing more oil. Be gentle with your skin and keep it hydrated.

Pressure (literally) - also known as pressure induced acne which is acne caused by physical pressure on your face, be it from your mobile you are constantly on, an instrument or simply your hand resting on your face. This pressure not only exposes you to bacteria, it forces the bacteria against your face

Stress - You are aware that stress gets your heart racing, stomach churning and causes wrinkles, it also increases the hormones that can cause acne. So try to find ways to help yourself chill out.

Your laundry schedule - Think about it for a second, your face lies on a pillow case for hours each night and if its not clean, you're bascially rolling around on dead skin cells and bacteria. And that towel of yours? If its not fresh from the dryer, you could be wiping germs all over your newly cleansed skin. Suggestions are that you change your pillow case one or two times a week and using a fresh towel daily.

Using dirty make up applicators - You need to think about your actual brushes that you are using on your skin. remember to only use a make up sponge once and clean your brushes once a week with a brush cleaner or shampoo.

Your diet - its not exactly true when they say chocolate and hot chips give you acne, its an overall unhealthy diet that effects your skin. Frequently eating foods that are known to spike your blood sugar levels will mess with your body and cause acne.

Wearing the wrong clothes - fibres in your cupboard such as polyester and lycra can trap dead skin cells and sweat against the body. Try to choose clothes with natural fibres and that your skin can breathe in.

Smoking - There is evidence to suggest that smoking causes acne. It has been identified that non-inflammatory acne to be common among frequent smokers. They also found that smokers who had experienced acne in their teen years were four times more likely to have acne as an adult than non-smokers who also had acne in their teens.

Spraying perfume - The perfume you use can irritate your skin aswell. Make sure to avoid your face when applying, an easy way to do this is spray onto your wrist and dab it onto your neck.
Being lazy with your routine - When you skip cleansing your skin and moisturising, it can undo all that you've done for your skin. It is also not good to get frustrated with a current acne treatment routine as it takes about a month to see improvement.

Tanning - Even though the sun dries out your skin, baking in the sun is not a way to clear up acne. Over-drying your skin will cause it to produce more oil, and tanning also increases cell production which means more dead skin cells.

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