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Things You Did Not Realize Are Causing You To Break Out: Part 2

Like previously stated in Part 1 of this series, acne seems to show up at the worst times.  It is not only rude, but suborn as well.  It seems to take no effort at all to get pimples, but all the effort in the world to make them go away.  Once a breakout happens, it is almost a crime investigation trying to figure out the source.  What most people do not realize is that there are a plethora of elements that can be contributing factors to breakouts.  Some of the reasons listed in Part 1 included your diet, pillowcase, beauty tools, and smartphone.  Here are even more things you did not realize are causing you to break out.

Your Hair

Hair is oily.  That is part of the reason why it stays so beautiful!  But, those beautiful oils that keep your hair looking shiny and healthy could be the reason for those bumps on your skin.  When people have bangs or long hair, it comes in constant contact with the skin on your face and neck.  Throughout the day, your hair and skin produce more oil.  Too much oil, and there can be a build up in your pores, thus causing acne.  When your hair touches your face, it can add excess oil.  Try keeping your hair out of your face, especially if you are have acne prone skin.

Skipping Moisturizer

Many believe that drying out one's face and acne is the most effective care and prevention of breakouts, but this myth is incredibly misleading.  Acne is caused by an over-production of sebum(oil) in one's pores.  This over-production of sebum is activated when your skin is dehydrated.  So, because you skip the moisturizer, your skin tries to compensate by producing more oil.  This is why it is essential for people of all skin types to properly moisturize.  When your skin is moisturized and hydrated, your body will not find the need to kick the sebum production into overdrive.

Stress

It might sound strange that your emotions can be linked to the health of your physical appearance, but it is true.  Stress can reek havoc on one's body.  From weight gain to stomach pain, stress can cause some pretty significant issues, including acne.  When you are stressed, your body produces a hormone called cortisol.  When too much cortisol is released, acne makes an appearance.  The worst part about this is that the appearance of acne causes stress.  So, there is this vicious cycle of being stressed from life, getting acne, then becoming more stressed which causes more acne.  The only way to solve this problem is to destress.  Try exercising, painting, or whatever decreases stress for you.  You will be amazed how many less breakouts you will have if you consciously destress your life on a weekly basis.

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