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Five Common Skincare Mistakes That Are Making Your Acne Worse

Having eight hours of sleep, drinking eight glasses of water, loading up on green veggies, and following a skincare regime isn’t enough to avoid breakouts. If you’re still waking up to a new zit on the morning of a special day, it just cannot get more frustrating. The internet, your friends, everyone around has a piece of advice and products to tame your pimples-toothpaste on your breakout, perhaps? To make things easy and convenient for you, we bring you a list of a few changes to fix your acne from exacerbating. So, here you go!

  • Reaching to the internet to treat acne 
  • Self-diagnosis is one of the biggest and most common ways to upset acne. Using antibiotics on acne as prescribed on the internet ultimately makes the antibiotic-resistant. If acne is bothering you, we suggest consulting an expert and seek certified guidance.

    Most of us try several anti-acne hacks at home that can worsen the case and lead to more zits. Attempting spot treatment for the wrong kinds of pimples can be harmful too. A whitehead-topped pimple has an infection that needs to pop out from the skin’s surface. However, when we apply spot treatment, it immediately brings down the inflammation and dries out the skin, creating dead, flaky cells leading to trapped infection under the skin. Dermatologists always recommend applying spot treatment only once the whitehead is fully formed.

  • Misuse of Makeup
  • Misuse of cosmetics can definitely lead to an outbreak of infection on the skin. Expired makeup can harbor bacteria, wearing oil-based or lasting products for long stints can exacerbate acne. Wearing makeup everyday leaves your skin with less opportunity to breathe, it is always recommended to use makeup that works for your specific skin type and cleanse skin with the right cleanser to unclog pores and remove every trace of makeup before you hit the bed. 

    Another most overlooked mistake is sleeping with makeup on, as it’s a sure shot way to clog the skin pores. Also, ensure to wash your makeup tools often with a disinfecting solution. 

  • Choosing skincare products that are not suitable for your skin type
  • Do not fall for trends. Always pick a product suitable for your skin texture and type. Using emollients or oils can clog pores, especially if you have an oily or combination skin type. If you have acne-prone skin, prefer rosehip, argan, jojoba, or tea tree oils. Always hydrate your skin with humectants and occlusive to maintain a better skin balance.

  • Eating foods that you shouldn’t
  • If you’re consuming too many dairy products, then you must be triggering breakouts. Acne is an anti-inflammatory condition. Foods like pasta, bread, and chocolates are known to worsen acne. Incorporate green leafy vegetables in your diet to maintain your skin and gut axis.

  • Not sanitizing your phone enough
  • According to the studies, it has been a proven fact that a phone is one of the primary causes of any infection. Stat suggests that each square inch of your mobile phone contains at least 25000 germs, which can successfully lead to bacteria build-up on the chin and cheeks. Keep disinfectant wipes handy and sanitize your phone screen frequently.

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