Most of us have experienced breakouts ranging from a small pimple that’s hardly noticeable to breakouts that cover our entire face. What we all have in common though, is that whether large or small breakouts, they are all uncomfortable and unflattering.
So, why is your skin breaking out? Maybe you’ve had terrible acne your entire life and think you need to just live with it; maybe you breakout when the weather changes; or maybe you aren’t using good quality products on your face. Along with the commonly known reasons (overproduction of oil, blocked hair follicles, bacteria growth, etc.) we have compiled a list of things that are in your control, and they just might help you pinpoint where your stubborn pimples are coming from and how to prevent it from happening again.
The products sitting on your counter
It’s no secret that many people often try to trick themselves into thinking that the top quality product being sold at just $1 is going to work magic on their skin; think again. Many products contain filler-like ingredients that can instantly clog your pores and continue to clog your pores even after you think you’ve washed it all away. This is one of the many reasons that people are switching to natural products, containing less fillers and more of the good stuff!
Along with this idea, you might not be using the right amount of products. Some prefer simple while others need a more complex skin care regimen. Remember to cleanse, tone, and moisturize, and don’t forget to exfoliate every once in a while!
The food you eat
Many people become annoyed at the idea that eating healthy is good for your OVERALL health, but it’s true! Eating certain foods can irritate your skin, causing you to breakout. It can be anything from those hot pepper irritants to the butter on your popcorn. Be observant of your breakouts, including recalling what you ate before the breakout — you just might pinpoint the reason!
If you’ve read our article on stress, it’s no surprise that it can take a real toll on your skin. Stress releases hormones that can almost instantly lead to breakouts, both short and long term. When that breakout sneaks up on you, think about the stress in your life and maneuver a few things around to deter it from happening again. Most of us can’t just eliminate stress, but we can at least decrease it!
Those bad habits
There can be a lot of different things listed under bad habits, but a few are things like smoking, caffeine, or alcohol; these things not only contain ingredients that can wear on your skin but dehydrate it as well, causing you to break out. Other bad habits include things like not washing your face before bed, keeping makeup on for longer than 12 hours, and the list could go on and on.
There are many more reasons for breakouts, and some people simply need a good dermatologist or a good skin care regimen. Just remember that everyone is going to break out differently and for different reasons. Your skin is unique, as well as how it reacts to different habits and environmental exposures.
As contract manufacturers in the skin care industry, we value good products and healthy lifestyles. Your skin’s health is a direct reflection of your overall health and habits. We know that research and observation are key to finding good products and gaining the motivation to live a healthier lifestyle. If you have an idea for a skin care line, call us today and let’s get started (844) 822-1665!