Hey gals! Today we're going to be talking about a topic that greatly intrigues me: skincare! When I first started getting breakouts, I did a lot of research on what was causing the breakouts,and what I could do to help prevent them, and I learned a lot! Here are a few things that you may be doing wrong that could lead to breakouts.
one: clean anything that touches your face.
Talk on the phone a lot? Disinfect that screen! Wear a mask, or helmet for a sport? Clean any part of it that touches your face. If you wear a bike helmet often and you see that you're breaking out on your chin, clean that strap!
two: change your pillowcase.
This goes along with my first tip, but I feel like it's easily forgotten, so I made it it's own category. You (hopefully) spend at least 6 hours in bed each night, so if your pillow case is dirty, your face will be gross! I change my pillowcase every other night to ensure that it doesn't get disgusting.
three: take off your makeup.
Skin needs time to breathe, and if you wear face makeup, then that time is at night, Take the few extra minutes to take your makeup off and wash your face- your skin will thank you.
four: eat/drink less dairy.
If you are a teenager, one of the main reasons why you could be breaking out is because of an imbalance of hormones. When you eat/drink a lot of dairy (which has hormones in it), it will only add to this imbalance. So swap out the milk for almond milk and lay off the ice cream for a month and see if your skin clears up.
five: clean your face before and after working out.
Don't ever wear face makeup to workout! If you're wearing foundation and you sweat, the sweat will be trapped between the foundation and your skin, which will cause your pores to become clogged. Wipe your face off with a cleansing wipe before you workout and after, and try to shower as soon as you can.
six: don't touch your face.
This can be super hard to do because I do it without even realizing it. Don't lean your chin on your hand and definitely try to not pick your skin because that can lead to scarring, which no one wants.
seven: clean your makeup brushes.
If you wear makeup, make sure that you clean your makeup brushes, If you don't, bacteria can build up causing your acne to worsen as you continue to use them.
I hope you found this helpful!