There are many ways to treat acne and prevent it from getting worse. But proper skin care may not be enough if you keep doing habits that further irritate your acne.
Sometimes, you might be making your acne worse without realizing it. And no matter how much you change your skin care regimen, your acne might not clear up if you continue doing these bad skin habits.
Are you guilty of these skin care mistakes? Here are habits that can worsen your acne:
Applying hair products too close to your hairline.
Avoid applying hair products too close to your face. Styling gels, mousse, and hair sprays with oil and silicone can clog your pores if they get on your skin. If you want to wear your hair down or sport a trendy fringe, stay away from products with pore-clogging ingredients.
Scrubbing too harshly when you wash your face.
Be gentle on your skin when you wash your face. Harsh scrubbing can irritate your acne and strip your skin of its natural oils. Without your skin’s natural protective barrier, it will be exposed to pollution and the sun’s harmful rays. This aggravates acne and makes your skin prone to wrinkles.
Picking at your pimples.
It may be tempting to squeeze and pinch your pimples, but this will only make the problem worse. As much as possible, avoid touching your face and picking at your pimples. You can apply spot treatment on your acne to reduce its size and relieve redness. Choose spot treatment with salicylic acid to unclog your pores, and benzoyl peroxide to help remove excess oil and acne-causing bacteria.
Using dirty make-up tools.
Unwashed make-up brushes and sponges are full of dead skin cells and bacteria. So don’t forget to clean your make-up tools at least once a week. You can use a mild shampoo to wash your brushes and sponges. Using clean make-up tools can help prevent skin irritation, keeping your acne from getting worse.
Spraying perfume on your skin.
Perfumes can actually cause skin irritation, so avoid spraying perfume close to your face. You can spray fragrance on your wrists and clothes instead. If your detergent has strong perfumes, you should consider using a fragrance-free detergent. Wearing clothes with harsh fragrances that come in contact with your skin can further irritate your acne.
Now that you’re aware of habits that can aggravate your acne, you’re on your way to having clearer skin. Start putting these skin care tips into practice to give your skin the care it deserves.
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