I suffer from oily spot prone skin and for ages I thought it was to do with the products I was using, although ingredients within products can affect your skin it is not the only reason. There are many reasons to get breakouts like diet, stress or hormones.
Lets break it down to the different areas:
Breakouts that pop up on your forehead are usually down to stress or lack of sleep.
Eye brows (2)
This is because of your immune system being weak due to illness normally colds (before, during and after).
Between the brows (3)
This is down to too many treats - cut back on the fatty foods, sugar and alcohol.
Linked to the lungs so this area may flare up if you smoke, been around smokers or pollution.
This is due to hormones around that time of the month, usually on one side this is due to the ovary that is ovulating.
To help with breakouts try and drink plenty of water to flush away the toxins that build up and clog the pores. Have a good 8 hours sleep to let your body repair cells and renew skin cells.
Try to clean and moisturize your skin twice a day to remove oil build-up and any make up that may be clogging up your pores.
When looking at ingredients within products to help with breakouts try to get ones that have these high up in the list:
- Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) - This will help to get rid of dead skin
- Benzoyl peroxide - This is the most effective to prevent break outs and not just treat. This kills bacteria, gets rid of oil and exfoliates dead skin cells.
- Salicylic acid - Helps with inflammation.
A tricky one to try and limit because we all do it without realising is touching our face, whatever is on your hands will be spread across your face.
Finally PLEASE try not to squeeze breakouts (I need to try harder with this) as this spreads the bacteria and can lead to scarring.
Thank you for reading and I hope this helped you.
Do you have any tips to help with breakouts?