10 Surprising Causes of Acne? Reason Why You Keep Breaking Out!
by Lorena Jimenez on Oct 12, 2018
The Top 10 Causes of Acne
"...even though you might find pride in having 10 step skincare & using trillion products in your attempts to control breakouts, over stimulating the skin is one of the major cause of breakouts."
1. HormonesWhy is acne more common during our teen years or why do women break out even more during menstruation? I am sure you guessed it right, we have to thank that magic that flows in our body, the HORMONES. Hormones are not only a huge influence in our health and our skin. But also one of the biggest potential causes of acne. What is it about hormones that causes acne? To tell you the truth, what causes acne are not so much the hormones themselves but actually the hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances, trigger excessive sebum production and you probably know how the story goes from there. Now, you might be wondering about ‘what can trigger hormonal imbalance?’ Causes of Hormonal Imbalance • the rise of androgen hormones • menstruation cycle • unhealthy dietary habits • stress levels • irregular sleeping patterns • medication • & other health conditions Solution As obvious as it may sound, keeping a good hormonal balance will be the key to keep acne away. This might require major efforts in many different aspects of your life, from improvement in lifestyle to eating habits.
2. DietLet’s be honest, half of our Instagram feed might be filled with FOOD pictures. Many of us love to eat but surprisingly, it is not only our stomach what is greatly influenced by what we eat but also our skin. Diet has in many occasions a great influence in all sorts of blemishes and pimples. How so? Well, diet has not only the potential to balance or disrupt hormonal levels, but also to improve or hinder your skin condition. Even when we all secretly wish we could have all the fun of eating, without the stress of gaining weight or developing skin troubles. BAD News for Your Skin Now that you know that food can be a cause of acne, what are some ingredients to look out for? What foods cause acne? Those that you subconsciously know but you might be in denial because they are sooo good. • heavily salted food • refined sugars • saturated fats • dairy products • and etc. Might be bitter news but a little reminder before you devour those chocolate waffles might help you avoid the stress of developing that pimple in the middle of your forehead. Because unfortunately, all that deliciousness might be one one of the main triggers that unbalances your body, making you get acne. GOOD News for Your Skin What about the good ones? What are some ingredients that can help our skin? Are there foods that fight acne?
3. Skincare Ingredients
"...some are allergic to peaches or nuts, our skin also has preferences and dislikes..."What we eat affects our skin, and of course what we slather directly on it does too. It’s easy to be swept away with all those ingredients that are praised on the internet. BUT, you might want to start learning about your skin and figuring out what ingredients will work best for you, if you want to avoid unnecessary break outs. Like some are allergic to peaches or nuts, our skin also has preferences and dislikes, or even allergic to some ingredients. So if you don’t want to irritate and over stress your skin, make sure to test the ingredients out before you go hands full with the product. Also, ‘skin cocktailing’, a term encouraging to mix different skin care products or ingredients for better skincare effects, is something to be aware of. Because while some products work amazing together, some others are better used by themselves. The same way you would not mix milk and vinegar, some ingredients just don’t get along well together. Don’t try your luck and just mix and match random ingredients. You could really irritate or even damage your skin causing unwanted reactions and opening a direct path for breakouts. Why not start off with learning about one of the most beloved ingredient among acne products,‘Vitamin C’?