It’s not just your hormones that might be causing your acne.
Although genetics, clogged pores and overproduction of sebum are all factors that play a role in creating breakouts, there are a few other triggers you might not be aware of.
1. Your hair products are wrecking your skin
The various sulphates and silicones found in your shampoo and conditioner have a tendency to clog your pores, as do your hairsprays and nourishing oils. This could be why you have bacne or pimples around your hairline.
Tip: Wash your face AFTER washing your hair. This will remove any build up on your face.
2. You’re a pimple picker
This is an obvious one. The more you pick, the worse they get. Our hands are incredibly dirty so when you're popping pimples, you are really just clearing out bacteria, only to create an open wound to let in more unwanted germs.
Tip: Don’t pop those pimples! Let your skin release the grime on its own.
3. You constantly touch your face
Majority of woman and men are all guilty of this. You either fidget a lot, or rest your chin in the palm of your hands. Remember, you use your hands for everything, so just think of all the bacteria you are transferring onto your face.
Tip: Be more aware of when you touch your face and try to break the habit.
4. You’re drying out your skin
Using too many skincare products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide dry out your skin. Your skin then needs to produce more sebum to combat the dryness, which ends up actually causing more breakouts.
Tip: Instead of drying out your whole face, use a focused spot treatment like Celltone's Spot Blitzer - R150 for 10ml.
5. You skip the shower after your workout
When sweat mixes with makeup from the night before, or excess oil on your skin, you’ve got yourself a breeding ground for bacteria.
Tip: If you don’t have time to wash your face, carry around a few wet wipes instead.
6. You're addicted to the sun
The sun doesn’t have a healing effect on your skin at all. Instead, it dries it out, triggering more oil production, which in turn means more zits.
Tip: Use a non-comedogenic sunscreen like Celltone’s Adult Sunscreen SPF 50 - R199,99 for 75ml to prevent clogged pores and protect your skin from free radicals and harsh UV rays.
Celltone Skin Care was launched more than 6 years ago and is a unique skin care range with products that address various skin care concerns including dark marks, wrinkles, spots and break outs and dehydrated skin. It also has a range of quality sun screens.
The range’s hero product, the legendary Celltone Gel contains snail gel extract – which became a global skincare phenomenon after workers harvesting snails discovered their hands became softer, smoother and younger looking. Snail gel extract is used in many of the range’s products including its premium Tissue Oil and luxury face care range.
Celltone is a proudly home grown brand that looks to provide solutions to problems that are unique to the South African and African market but which are not effectively addressed by international brands.
Celltone Skin Care is the proud skin care and sun screen provider to the Proteas Cricket Team. Celltone also supports Gift of the Givers through its Celebrate and Donate takes part in the Care for the Caregiver programme. #begoodtoyourskin
Celltone is also available from Dischem, Clicks, Pick ‘n Pay, Game, RED Square, Edgars and Independent Pharmacies.
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