While there are a lot of good habits that can help you prevent acne such as washing your face with water regularly, there are bad habits that can worsen your acne problem. And just like most habits, you aren’t likely aware that you’re doing them, and you probably don’t know how they’re affecting your body. That is why we have written this article for you. In the following paragraphs, we’re going to share with you some of the habits you may have that could be causing your acne problem. So, if you’re ready, then read on!
Habit #1: Popping Your Zits
Popping your zits can be pretty addictive. We all know that because we’ve all been tempted to do that at least once in our lives. It could be that you do it just because you’re bored, or that you wanted to get rid of your problem right away. But we’d like to let you know that popping your zits could cause a host of problems than temporarily curing your acne problem.
For one, you’re exposing your skin to infection once you pop your zit, which is a bigger problem than just having an unsightly mark that will disappear in a few days. Another problem is that popping your zits could cause acne scars later on, which is more difficult and more expensive to remove.
Habit #2: Using Too Much Make Up
There’s nothing wrong with using make up to enhance your features. However, wearing too much make up could cause acne. How? The excess make up could settle on your pores, along with dead skin cells where acne will eventually develop. To counter this, you have two choices: first, cut down your make up use, or second, use only make up that is labeled as non-comedogenic, which simply means it won’t cause acne when you use it.
Habit #3: Not Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is more than just a way for us to dream, or escape from our regular routine. It also has an indirect effect on the development of acne on our skin. You see, lack of sleep can make it really easy for us to give in to stress. Add to that a stressful situation you may be facing, such as stress at work or at home, then, your hormones will likely go haywire. And with overactive hormones can lead to an overproduction of sebum, which, then, leads to the development of acne. It’s not really a long shot when you look at it. Rather, it’s a progression of events that could easily lead you to develop acne breakouts. So, get enough sleep. And make sure that you consider the quality of your sleep too.
There you have it, some of the bad habits you probably have that could be causing your acne breakouts. Of course, we would recommend that you break them right away, since they’re a lot more effective than buying acne solutions products and they’re cheaper too! Be well and be acne-free!