Acne is a problem that is there with you throughout the year. This problem increases during the party season because you want a zit free face. Dr Sushil Tahilian, cosmetic dermatologist, Dr Abhijit Desai, who specializes in makeovers and cosmetologist Dr Rashmi Shetty, said some simple habits that could lead to acne and how to deal with it.
Choosing the wrong products
There are some products that may block the pores of your skin. That it leads to acne. Many products that are very oily and they clog pores leading to comedones and subsequently acne. So, it is more important to choose makeup or sunscreen with the label non-comedogenic.
Clear the skin while going to bed
As soon as you reach home it is very important to clear the makeup immediately, in order to prevent acne formation. You can use makeup remover first, and then cleanse your face. Wash off thoroughly and you should use a toner. Now you should slather on some rich moisturizer.
Makeup that can cause irritation
Avoid using makeups with ingredients that can cause irritation. There are certain ingredients in the makeup and sunscreen. It may cause you to break out. The ingredients present in artificial colors, fragrance, etc., can cause irritation, and result in acne. It is better to have a look before buying any product.
Over drying your face
Using harsh cleansers, alcohol based toners etc., will remove all the oil and moisture out of your face. So it’s better to avoid them as they can result in acne, drying out your skin will actually cause it to produce more oil. This phenomenon of rebound oiliness leads to acne. So, it is important to use the right medical cleansers that take away excess oil, but never make the face too dry or stretched.
Unclean towel or dirty pillow covers might be a reason for the acne on your face. Your face lies in your pillow case for hours at a time and if it’s not clean. You can see that you are rolling around in a bunch of dead skin cells and bacteria. If your towel is not clean, you could be wiped germs all over your just cleansed skin. Cosmetologist doesn’t believe this theory.
Hair products that you use
Many of the hair products can cause acne, but then often your hair touches your face. Hair products with oil, silicones, and plasticizers will clog your pores if they get onto your skin.
Choose your diet
Not only chocolates and French fries give you zits, it’s really the overall unhealthy diet that affects your skin. Some people may have allergies to certain kind of food which causes them to break out; we should be watchful about this. Most of the doctors say that there is no scientific evidence to prove chocolates or French fries give you acne.