Raise your hand if you agree that acne is one of the worst skin problems there could be.
It pops up out of nowhere, can take a toll on your confidence, and is oftentimes painful. What’s worse is that you may be doing all it takes to prevent acne – exfoliating, moisturising, eating healthy, and resting enough. But what are you to do if your breakouts still worsen?
Although the primary trigger of acne is hormonal disturbance and overproduction of oil, there’s a lot more at play. While it can be difficult to identify what could be worsening your acne, this post will take you through a list of 5 commonly observed culprits.
Habits that Make Acne Worse
You’re Over Exfoliating
Most of us know that not exfoliating regularly is a primary cause of acne. So, when your skin does break out, you may be tempted to overcompensate. Moreover, you may also want to scrub away at those pesky zits to achieve clearer skin.
We’ve got to tell you that this will only make your acne worse. In addition, over-exfoliating can lead to redness, itching, dryness, peeling, and bruising.
To avoid sticky situations like these, make sure you know how to exfoliate face properly. For instance, limit it to twice a week, moisturise once you’re done, and stay away from harsh exfoliators – especially if your skin is acne-prone.
You’re Washing Your Face Too Much
Similarly, washing your face too much can wreak havoc on your acne-infested skin.
When they say that lingering dirt, dust, oil and pollution may be the cause for your acne, washing your face may seem like the obvious solution.
We’re all for it too! However, at the risk of sounding clichéd, too much of anything is not good. Washing your face too often will take away your skin’s natural oils and moisture. The resulting dryness will lead your skin to accelerate oil production…
There, you see the vicious cycle, don’t you?
You’re Surrendering to a Picking Fest
Folks, this one’s the worst.
We’ve all had irresistible urges of picking pimples, and truth is, we’ll continue to have them. Question is, can you resist it?
Maybe, knowing this will help: Popping zits has never helped anyone. It only opens the doors for more bacteria and makes your pimple look even worse than before. Moreover, doing this will lead to acne scars that is quite a pain to get rid of.
Trying New Products Every Week
We get it. New products hit the shelves every other day, and they look very pretty. However, bombarding your skin with too many products at once equates treading on dangerous grounds.
Doing this will irritate your skin, and not let it reap the benefits of any product completely. Application of too many products can also dry your skin, which will eventually worsen your breakouts.
Over-Layering your Skin
When your acne shows no signs of leaving, you could become panicky. This may lead you to overload your skin with layers and layers of skincare, hoping something works. However, this will lead to adverse reactions and worsen your acne.
This is especially true if your skincare is heavy on actives like retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc. Although these are all pretty harmless, mixing them together can have dangerous implications for your skin.
Clean Ingredients at Yours that Can Cure Your Acne
One thing is for sure – ridding your skin of these zits is not easy at all. Moreover, it’s hard to predict what could be making it worse. What we can say for sure is that with safe, clean, and effective skincare ingredients, everything is possible.
At Yours, we utilise a bunch of clean skincare ingredients originating from the Swiss Alps, and they work wonders for the skin! Let us take you through some of them.
With the following 3 ingredients on your radar, acne-healing will be a much simpler feat!
Extracted from the red clover flower, Miniporyl is a natural pore minimiser to rebalance and shrink the size of pores. Large pores equate increased size of oil glands equate more breakouts.
This active ingredient is not just safe to use on skin, but also effective for eliminating acne.
Meet Pinolumin – a concentrated extract of the Swiss Pinus cembra.
With acne, comes skin reddening, swelling, and inflammation. Pinolumin is just the ingredient you need to alter irregularities resulting from these problems. Moreover, it helps calm hypersensitivity and prevents your pimples from getting more severe.
This one’s rather commonly used in skincare products. Obtained from the bark of willow trees, salicylic acid is a master at unclogging pores. You could say that it is one of acne’s biggest enemies. That sounds good, doesn’t it?
Salicylic acid can go deep into your skin, clean it up, and help clear pores and skin imperfections. Furthermore, it eliminates dead skin cells that might be choking your pores and causing those pesky zits.
So, could salicylic acid be the answer to your acne? Perhaps.
Over to You!
Avoiding the above-mentioned habits helps.
Incorporating these ingredients into your skincare routine helps.
Should you need any more assistance with fighting your acne, feel free to hit us up.
Moreover, if you wish to experience the goodness of these ingredients, we can help. All we need you to do is our take our free skin assessment (it takes just 3 minutes, btw). Thereon, we’ll take upon the responsibility of curating your personalised skin care regimen, that can aid your fight against acne.