Are you a writer or blogger? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your content with over 200,000 FabWoman readers
One of the things women desire the most is to have a flawless skin but as we all know this is not always the case especially with skin issues such as acne in existence. Some of them are so stubborn that no matter what beauty product you use, they will not just go away. So what could be wrong?
There are several reasons that may contribute to a persistent break out and for each you need a to take a different approach to treatment. If your breakout is due to a change in your diet then the best course of action is to check what you are eating and adjust.
Just the same way there is never one way of looking at a situation, your acne issues may stem from some of the causes below
1. You keep picking your pimples
This may come as a surprise, but subconsciously touching your face all day makes it quickly become the dirtiest part of your body. This is something most of us do without even being aware of it, and is the common cause of breakout around your chin and jawline. Make a conscious effort to not touch your face during the day. Also, be sure to clean your cell phone often or use an ear piece (recommended), as holding your cell phone to your face can also be causing bacteria to spread and giving you breakouts on your cheeks.
2. Excess diary product , oil and sugar consumption
If you are developing breakouts on your chin, jaw line and neck area, it might be a sign that you’re getting more dairy or sugar in your diet than your body can tolerate. Your skin acts as an excretory system to get rid of things that your body is not in agreement with, so when you get too much dairy or sugar, it is by nature harder to digest and can come out in the form of cystic blemishes in the lower area of the face.
If your stress levels are high, then that may be a cause too. Stress has been proven in clinical studies to worsen the overall skin condition. This is because stress induces the adrenal glands into overproduction of cortisol, a steroid, which in turn makes sebaceous glands produce more oil and make skin extra oily. Thus the reason why in stressful periods, people experiencing an increase in acne get more inflamed, puss-filled papules than simple whiteheads or blackheads.
Many women can experience a surge of blemishes leading up to their monthly cycle and mid cycle during ovulation due to hormone fluctuations in the body. This is completely normal, but can be very frustrating. If you are female with cyclical breakouts that tend to flare up the week before and two weeks after your menstrual cycle, consider taking an estrogen dominant birth control pill in order to even out your body’s hormones. I have found in females, switching to an estrogen dominant birth control pill is one of the easiest, fastest ways to clear the skin.
5. The Weather
The weather could be another contributing factor to your persistent acne. If the weather alternates between dry and cold, the skin can suffer for it as it may not be able to find the proper balance before the weather changes again. When its dry season, use a good moisturiser to keep your face hydrated at all times.
Drugs always have an effect on the body generally; your stress levels get elevated causing a surge in hormones. This contributes to the wear and tear of the skin and also increases your break outs.
7. Changing your skin care products
When you change your skin care products, your skin might react with a sort of purging. If this reaction lasts more than two weeks then it may be that the new product contains ingredients that are causing the break out.