Already using some acne medication and potent creams, but acne breakout does not heal? There might be something you did wrong. Observe the following:
- Makeup and Personal Care Products
The right skin care product for your skin needs will help reducing acne breakout. The problem is, not all skincare products are suitable for the face and can meet your expectations. Because, if it contains certain ingredients, those ingredients might make dead skin cells that should have disappeared, become trapped inside the pores. No wonder if the breakout becomes even more. Check first if your skincare product contains the ingredients below.
Including methicone, dimethicone, trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, siloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, silsesquioxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, methylpolysiloxane, stearoxytrimethylsilane.
The material is used to make the skin feel smooth and soft. Unfortunately, silicon actually closes the pores and makes skin dehydrated.
Including benzene, petrolatum, paraffin wax, mineral oil and anything else that contains the words polyethylene glycol (PEG), ethanolamine (MEA), triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), butyl, propyl, ethyl, methyl, and ethanol.
Normally, petrochemical is used to lock skin moisture. But apparently, not only cover the surface of the pores, the material produces carcinogenic compounds and neurotoxins known as 1,4-dioxane.
- Dyes and Perfumes
Including: Perfume, fragrance, FD & C or D & C.
The material does make your skincare product has a pleasant aroma. Unfortunately, these ingredients improve skin sensitivity and risk of irritation.
Including: methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, or butylparaben.
Paraben has been widely used as a cosmetic preservative. But in fact, the ingredients are highly toxic and can damage the endocrine system and affect the hormonal system. Obviously, if this happens, you get more acne breakout.
Including D alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, denatured alcohol (alcohol denat.), Cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, Cetearyl alcohol, hexadecyl alcohol, isocetyl alcohol, oleyl alcohol, acetylated lanolin alcohol.
Alcohol serves to make penetration of skincare ingredients to the skin becomes more profound. However, its use can make the skin dry, trigger irritability and even trigger higher skin damage.
Including: acrylic / acrylates copolymer, acrylic / acrylate crosspolymer, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl-acrylate.
Do you know? Acrylics that are used to make the ingredients of the products fused, turn out to be the material used also to make fake plastic and nails. Obviously, this material can close the pores of your skin.
It is no secret that what you eat, will definitely have an impact on your body. The food you eat can also trigger the growth of acne. People who consume sugar, dairy products, and unhealthy fats, found to be prone to acne breakout.
- Excessive Stress
Stress makes hormones in your body unbalanced. When you are stressed, your body issues an inflammatory response and makes your pore-wall breaking. When that happens, the body responds with redness around the pores causing acne. Androgen hormones are increasing and lead to more acne breakout.
- Smoking habit
You know, smoking is not good for your health, so is for your skin. When smoking, the oxygen levels in your skin become decreased. It is not only potentially trigger cancer, but also can break down elastin and collagen that causes enlargement of pores and wrinkles. The content of carcinogenic substances in cigarettes also makes your skin irritated.
- Not Cleaning Your Face Properly
When your pores are clogged with dirt and makeup for a long time, your face will start to have pimples. If you do not clean the dirt on your face until there is none left, acne breakout will certainly happen. But, be careful, scrubbing the face too hard on your skin will also trigger acne breakout. You see, when scrubbing, you rub the active acne part and the bacteria will spread all over your face.
- Long Exposure to the Sun
Sun exposure could also be a reason for your acne breakout. Naturally, the skin has a time limit for exposure to sunlight, 15 minutes for fair skin and 30 minutes for dark skinned. Over time, your skin will become dry and dehydrated, thus, your face will produce more facial oils that trigger acne.
- Not Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep can also cause an acne breakout. Not only makes the body’s hormones become unbalanced, the moisture level of the skin and pH becomes reduced, so the skin becomes dry. Then as the result, androgen hormones will produce more oil on the face, covering the pores when mixed with skin dead cells. Therefore, do not forget to have enough sleep between 7-9 hours per day!