Even if you follow a best skin care routine by the books, there are still so many unusual acne causes that can ruin your complexion. We all know that can be really annoying.
Most people believe they have to use an acne soap or cream to prevent them from coming, but sometimes this treatment irritates the skin. The most important thing you have to do is find the cause of your acne so that you can deal with them easier.
Here are some unusual acne causes.
- Hair exposure
Many people don’t even think about it, but your hair’s natural oils can very often cause acne breakouts. You need to keep your hair off your face. If you have bangs, you need to wash them more often than the rest of your hair.
- Spicy food
One of the most unusual acne causes is spicy food. Spicy foods often contain acidic lycopene that can be an irritant to some people and trigger acne breakouts. Take a break from eating spicy foods for a month or two and see what will happen.
There are certain ingredients in our favorite makeup that are most definitely causing you to break out. That doesn’t mean you have to stop putting on the makeup, you just need to check out product labels more carefully. Avoid petroleum, lanolin, mineral oil and anything artificial.
- Hair products
Hair products may also cause acne. Make sure you wash your face well after washing your hair. Foaming ingredients in your favorite shampoo can leave a film on the skin that will be a great breeding ground for bacteria. Also, the oil in your conditioner can clog pores. Make sure you wash your face well after washing your hair.
Interesting study from San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome showed a straight correlation between smoking habit and post-pubertal acne. Do we need to say more?
If you scrub the active acne, bacteria gets spread across the skin which can worsen your condition. Avoid this by simply washing and drying your face gently.
- Picking or Pressing
Are you picking or pressing your pimples? Do not play with them because this will make the acne to multiply and leave scars. Just leave the acne and avoid touching them.
Are you feeling stressed or under pressure? Did you know that stress increases the hormones that can cause acne? Give yourself some time to relax!
- Laundry Detergents
Some chemicals in laundry detergent can be too harsh for your skin. Choose the right detergent for your sensitive skin.
- Your sunglasses.
Your glasses could be full of dirt, sweat and bacteria from your hair and hands. It’s important to wipe them down regularly with some disinfectant.