1. CHANGE AND WASH YOUR PILLOWCASE FREQUENTLY
Drool and germs from the face through constant usage can easily trigger breakouts and even spread smaller ones further
2. DON’T SHARE MAKEUP BRUSHES/ PRODUCTS
You probably already know its super important to wash your makeup brushes frequently because believe it or not, product build-up on your brush can be a MAJOR contributor to worsening your acne/ or even causing pimples. In the same way, using other people’s brushes is super unhygienic and so its letting them use yours. If you want to do someone elses makeup, use a disposable sponge.
Also, We may not realize this but sharing face powders, blushes, bronzers, etc is really not so great for your skin! The top layer of the product can have the owner’s sweat on it or even facial germs because the brush goes back into it multiple times while its being used on the face.
3. DON’T USE A TOWEL TO DRY YOUR FACE
Trust me when I say this: use a tissue to dry your face. Even face towels get product buildup despite looking 100% clean.
4. OVERWASHING IS BAD
Although keeping your face clean is super duper important, constantly washing it is not the answer. This can cause overdrying or simply aggravate pimples/ breakouts by irritating the skin. Washing twice to thrice maximum should be okay, depending on your skin type. Overwashing is always bad
5. EVEN OILY SKIN NEEDS MOISTURIZER
I’ve had lots of clients coming in and saying they dont need to moisturize because their skin is oily but in reality what you should do is dab the oil off and then use an oil free/ water based/ gel based moisturizer normally and everytime you wash your face or are about to apply makeup
6. STOP LETTING PEOPLE KISS YOUR FACE
Because no matter how clean aunty is, her germs from the mouth can easily transfer to your skin, causing pesky little breakouts or irritated skin in general. You probably already know that even your own hands can trigger breakouts on your face.
7. WASHING YOUR FACE IS NOT ENOUGH
When you’re taking your makeup off, its SO SO important to not only wash your face but also take makeup remover or micellar water on a wipe/ cotton pad and wipe it to double cleanse the pores. Try it, you’ll still find traces of product on the wipe. Simply washing is never enough!!! (Even if you’re not wearing alot of makeup)
8. JUST BECAUSE IT WORKS FOR HER, DOESN’T MEAN IT WILL WORK FOR YOU
I know it’s super tempting to just start using skincare products or acne creams that have been prescribed to your friends/ favorite beauty guru to save a few bucks but honestly, every skin type is different and if your acne or breakout is caused due to a different reason, using these products can cause a horrible reaction. Go to a dermatologist and have them prescribe something especially for your skin.
9. WATCH WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR HAIR
Shocking, I know right??? Its true, what you put on your hair can really affect what happens on your face because (a) everything you put on any part of your body externally is absorbed by your skin and (b) your hair may be touching your face more than you even realize.
10. FIX YOUR DIET
You’ve most probably heard of this one before, and it’s true. What goes in your body matters more than what goes on it. If your skin is acting up always consider the possibility that something that you are eating is causing this reaction.
More common tips include not touching your face, wearing sunscreen, staying away from greasy food, NOT wearing alot of makeup very frequently, etc
Did you enjoy this post? Comment down below with any tips you have for avoiding acne/ breakouts