Pimples are unpredictable. They come and go, and we don’t always understand why they appear. Hormones? Stress? Age? Genetics? Period? Well definitely. But what if we told you that there is probably another reason, something you maybe do daily that you don’t even know could be the root cause of your pimples? Finding the cause is the first step in finding the right solution. And since the skin and, more generally, the world of Skincare is our greatest obsession, we have closely analyzed all those (evil) daily habits that could favor the appearance of pimples (even in adulthood). Factors like sleep, foundation, and makeup brushes can be the culprits. Here, then, is the list of 10 things to avoid to get rid of pimples once and for all.
Not Changing The Pillow Case Often Can Cause Pimples
If you think about it, it makes sense. We spend 8 hours a day with our face resting on the pillow (sometimes a lot less, sometimes a lot more…). The dirt accumulated in our hair, hands, and skin spreads over the pillowcase and moves to the face, causing clogging of the pores and the appearance of pimples. The same goes for towels and everything we use daily that comes into contact with our face (the mask, for example). The solution? Change the pillowcases as often as possible: ideally once a week.
Excessive Exposure To The Sun Favors The Appearance Of Pimples
We love sunbathing on the beach and enjoying the beautiful days (we can’t deny it), but unfortunately, the sun’s rays are harmful to our skin. In addition to the risk of disease, UV rays contribute to premature skin aging and the appearance of pimples. To protect itself from the sun, the skin produces melanin (which gives us a tanned look) and thickens. Then add to this the heat and humidity that contribute to the proliferation of bacteria, and voila: the pores become clogged due to an overproduction of sebum, and pimples appear. Here’s how to avoid sunspots:
- Apply a high-factor sunscreen (always – even on cloudy days!)
- Do a face scrub to clear pores and remove dead skin cells – once a week
- Moisturize and nourish the skin well with a non-comedogenic cream (which does not clog pores)
- Avoid foods that are too fatty, sugary, with a high glycemic index
- Avoid excessive sun exposure.
Lack Of Sleep Leads TO Pimples
It is well known: getting 8 hours of sleep is one of the secrets to having beautiful skin (and a rested mind). When we don’t get enough sleep, the body secretes more cortisol, a hormone that causes sebum to be secreted, directly affecting collagen production and skin elasticity. To avoid the appearance of pimples, fewer good nights and more hours of sleep.
Heavy Makeup Causes Pimples
If, on the one hand, makeup hides pimples; on the other, it can cause their appearance. Foundation, concealer, blush and powders can clog pores and cause spots and inflammation. That is why it is essential to remove makeup every night and to cleanse the skin well. And that’s not all: even makeup brushes can be the cause. Always remember to clean your makeup brushes and sponges once every two weeks. PS. Always prefer a light and non-comedogenic foundation.
Abusing With Alcohol Causes Pimples
Did you drink with your friends last night? Great, but it is a pity that too much glass can affect your skin. Alcohol secretes toxins that the body – especially the liver – will have to eliminate. All of this results in skin that visibly worsens. Moreover, alcohol also slows down the elimination process of certain hormones, such as estrogen, which, if not removed properly, can lead to the appearance of pimples. So be careful not to overdo the alcohol and – the next day – always remember to drink plenty of water.
Touching Your Face Often Contributes To The Development Of Pimples
We don’t realize it, but we constantly touch our faces during the day. We rest our heads on our elbows; pass our hands over our foreheads; we scratch … In short: we put our skin in contact with our hands without realizing it. The transmission of bacteria and accumulated dirt from everything we touch (subway, bus, coffee machine, restaurant menu, etc.) is inevitable and – as you can see – clogs pores causing pimples. Remember to wash your hands very often (and not just for spots!) And keep your hands off your face.
Squeezing Pimples Makes The Situation Worses
squeezing pimples irritates the skin and introduces other bacteria into the pores (already irritated), making the situation worse. However, if your temptation is too strong, try not to crush them with your fingers in contact with the skin. Nails can damage and infect it. Wash your hands and then wrap your fingers in two handkerchiefs. This will reduce the direct pressure and act more gently. Disinfect the entire affected area before and after the operation.
Overdo The Sugras And Dairy Products
If pimples are your biggest worry, avoid foods with a high glycemic index as much as possible (sweets, candies, cookies ..). The latter causes insulin spikes, which lead to inflammatory reactions. Also, if you want to get rid of pimples, you will need to reduce your consumption of dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese). These foods rich in fatty acids promote inflammation of blackheads and a general hormonal imbalance, contributing to the appearance of pimples.
Not Drinking Enough Water Promotes Pimples
Dehydration of the skin weakens the skin barrier, which plays the role – among other things – of protecting the epidermis from bacteria and dirt. Once cut, this barrier can no longer play its function correctly, and pimples can appear quickly. And what’s the number one secret to radiant, well-hydrated skin? Drink water, lots of water. We will never stop repeating this – make sure you drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water daily to keep your skin healthy.
Inadequate Skincare Can Cause Pimples
As with makeup, daily skincare products that are not suitable for your skin type can damage your skin. Moisturizing the skin, even in acne, is essential, but be careful not to use too rich creams or oils that can clog the pores and worsen the situation. Tip: An in-salon facial treatment made by expert hands is beneficial for purifying the skin, getting rid of pimples and restoring the health of the epidermis. There are specific facial treatments for every need. The choice is yours! With Treatwell, book beauty treatments at your favorite salons online – it’s quick and easy. Discover the best salons in your area.