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What Causes My Skin to Break Out?

August 24, 2018 | 0 comments

Determining the source of your breakouts helps you prevent and treat them effectively.

If you’re at a loss about what to do to treat a skin problem, you’re not alone. Many people experience problems with their skin, and most issues are easily treated once they’re identified. If you’re having problems with breakouts, there could be several culprits causing your issue. Knowing what potential problems occur in the skin makes it easier to avoid problematic foods, products, and habits that cause acne, rashes, and other inflammatory-based skin conditions.

Here are some of the things making your skin break out:

    • The wrong skin care products. Many mass market skin care products are full of mineral oil which helps moisturize your skin. It can, however, have a negative effect by clogging your pores and causing breakouts. Opt instead for cleansers and moisturizers with natural ingredients.
    • Too much spice in your foods. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and peppers. Although it doesn’t cause disturbances in most people’s skin, it is a trigger for people with other sensitivities. If you’ve noticed that different foods seem to affect your skin’s appearance, do your part to eliminate the triggers from your diet. You can enjoy spicy dishes but opt to eat them without tomatoes and peppers going forward.
    • Hair products with sulfates and silicones in them. If not rinsed out well, these substances come into contact with your skin. They can quickly cause irritations and breakouts. You can search for hair products without harmful substances in them. Look at the front of packaging as well as on the list of ingredients. Many are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free which is great news for your skin!
  • Stress. Learning how to deal with life’s biggest stressors will help you better manage your skin. You may discover that you break out every time you worry about something. Find healthy coping mechanisms and tools to help you manage stress. There are many apps such as Calm and Pacifica that can help you with deep breathing and meditation, two helpful ways to be more present and less anxious about the future.
  • Eliminate the source of your breakouts by first identifying them and then treating the problem. That way, you can avoid the things that cause the skin eruptions in the first place. You’ll experience fewer skin problems and feel more confident in your appearance because of the time you took to address your breakouts, blemishes, and dry patches.

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