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The everyday habits that give you acne

26th October 2013

Sometimes, it's common to believe our hormones are to blame for our acne breakouts. However, this may not always be the case, because some of our everyday habits may also be a contributor to our acne skin condition. We may not be aware of these so much as we are other contributory factors, but they are worth knowing about, as avoiding these habits may help you lead a more peaceful acne free life.

1. Pressure on your face

Pressure-induced acne can be triggered from a number of your day-to-day activities. For example if you are on your mobile phone all the time, using musical instruments or just resting your hand on your face in front of your desktop or TV. The pressure not only exposes your skin to bacteria, but the force can also cause acne breakouts to occur.

2. Stress

Stress can be caused by varying factors ranging from stressors at work to general life situations. Try to stay away from stress perhaps by doing yoga, playing sports or treating yourself for a spa day out to gain complete relaxation.

3. Laundry

It is imperative that you manage your laundry schedule well. For example, if your pillows are not readily washed then your face will be lying on a bunch of dead skin cells and bacteria. This is naturally prone to cause acne breakouts on your face.

4. Wearing the wrong type of clothes

The fabrics in your wardrobe could contribute towards body acne. Fabrics like polyester and lycra can trap dead skin cells and sweat against your body, leading to acne breakouts. By wearing tight clothes all the time, we are trapping these cells, which is never a good idea, so try to stick to natural fibers like cotton.

These are all helpful tips we can incorporate in our daily lifestyles to fight against embarrassing acne breakouts. However, as much as we can practice these, if your acne worsens overtime, it would be advisable to seek professional help from expert dermatologists. These experienced specialists, can be found at all sk:n clinics, who will guide you through your acne treatment journey.

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