Breakouts always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. That super huge zit before a first date, or the zillion pimples right before a big job presentation.
Of course, if you don’t have a routine for dealing with breakouts it will ruin your day. Though irritating, the sooner you start treating your breakout, the sooner you can go back to business as usual.
For most of us in our adult life breakouts come few and far between. However, many of the common breakouts we see can come from a new skin care product or foundation. If you immediately you break out – it’s an indicator that the product may not be compatible with your skin type. Do not continue using the product in hopes your skin will get used to it.
Next you should keep a close watch on how regularly you clean towels, makeup sponges and brushes, or any other tools used on face. Dirty items are often a big culprit in nasty breakouts.
It is also important to note that the skin on your face is more sensitive than other parts of your body. Don’t use regular bar soap (not intended for facial use) on breakouts as it can dry skin out.
When life gets hectic, it may be easy to forget your skin regimen, but it is essential to healthy skin. You should have a good cleanser, toner/astrigent, and moisturizer (find one that is not oil-based to prevent clogged pores).
If you must use foundation during a breakout make sure you use an anti-acne concealer underneath (try CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer (0.34 $15.50, Clinique). Stay away from products that worsen breakouts like mineral oil, and lanolin. Finding products with salicylic acid and glycolic acid can help lessen bad breakouts.
Ladies who do their regular routine yet still find themselves constantly battling breakouts can invest in an additional product that contains sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur, both of which are known to relieve acne.
Being proactive against breakouts and treating the problem as soon as possible is key to giving you back your healthy skin and normal glow.Related Posts