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7 Beauty Habits That Could Be Breaking Out Your Skin

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Breakouts happen to everyone. Yes, every single one of us at some point of time or the other, whether with dry, oily or combination skin, have been victims to skin breakouts. So, are there beauty habits that could cause these breakouts?

Breakouts occur in the form of acne or pimples. And they leave behind really ugly marks, most of the time even after they've healed.

When we get pimples or acne, we end up doing a lot of things to quickly sort it out. This includes all sorts of products. While some of these products may actually work, the wrong kind of products can cause further inflammation.

Look for products that have salicylic acid, glycolic acid or AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids). These products can only be found in a chemist's stores. If you wish to use products with natural ingredients, look for ingredients like neem or tea tree oil.

Apart from these ingredients, you must also avoid common wrong beauty habits that could cause breakouts. So, be very careful about what you apply on the breakouts.

Here are some of the common beauty habits that can cause breakouts, which you must avoid at any cost:



You end up scrubbing or washing your face a lot in order to get rid of the excess oil because common sense tells you that washing is the only way to get rid of too much oil. However, too much scrubbing can actually inflame your clogged pores and strip your face of its natural oils.


Dirty Makeup Brushes:

Dirty and used makeup brushes accumulate dust that could clog up open pores with that dirt. It is very important to clean makeup brushes and sponges regularly. Seems a lot easier to just use fingers, doesn't it?



Sunscreen is a really important part of your everyday skin care routine, and in no way would we recommend that you skip it, but some sunscreens are actually comedogenic and tend to clog up your pores. Switch to using the one by a really trusted brand, one that is non-comedogenic and non-greasy. It is absolutely okay to spend more money when it comes to skin care.


Touching Your Face:

It happens unconsciously yes, but touching the face too much is one of the main causes of breakouts. This is when bacteria present on the hands come into direct contact with the open pores present on the face, which further causes breakouts. This is certainly a beauty habit that can cause breakouts.


Hair Products:

A lot of hair products are greasy, thick and oily, and they could be dripping on to your face, so if you notice a lot of acne or pimples on your back or neck region, chances are that they are caused by hair products.


Wrong Makeup:

Some ingredients in makeup products can really clog up pores to a great extent. Or even makeup that is too strongly scented can do the damage. Hence, go in for formulas that are suited for your skin type specifically.



Since heavily scented makeup products can cause you to have breakouts, so can strong perfumes. Avoid spraying perfume around your face or even your neck. The best place to spray perfume is actually on the wrists. This is one beauty habit that can cause breakouts and hence you must be careful about it.

Read more about: pimples, acne, sunscreen
Story first published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 21:30 [IST]
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