Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Breakouts

We all suffer from breakouts and there are several different factors that can cause a breakout.

If you have a breakout around the mouth area it can be contributed to a hormonal factor. IE: If you have changed Birth Control or if you are going through Menopause.

If you have a breakout around your cheek area near your ears or on your chin, that can be contributed to your phone usage. Not cleaning your cell phone, house phone, or any phone you talk on can cause zits to appear. I know for myself these are my most common breakouts.

Another cause of breakouts is not exfoliating your skin properly. You should exfoliate your face at least 2 to 3 times a week. Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells that cling to the skin's outermost surface. When done correctly, exfoliation leaves the skin smoother and fresher looking. It also makes penetration easier for products like serums that nourish the skin.

When dealing with sensitive acne prone skin you want to use a mild exfoliate. You would benefit more from a chemical exfoliate rather then a manual one.

Manual exfoliation is when you physically remove the dead skin cells
Chemical exfoliation is when one of the ingredients in the product you are using chemically dissolves the old skin cells, without any additional effort required from you.


A manual exfoliate tends to irritate a breakout and spread the bacteria causing more breakouts. A chemical exfoliate for sensitive skin that I would recommend Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel Sephora $53.00



Product Recommendation: Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash/Sephora $25.00 (Designed to effectively cleanse the skin while providing resurfacing benefits. Gentle enough to use daily, this unique formula is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants as it helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.)

It is also important to keep your hands out of your face. Your hands come in contact with all kinds of nasty, greasy, oily stuff throughout your day that you don't even realize. Touching your hands to your face transfers all that dirt, grease, and oil from your fingers to your face. Yes, not touching your face will help your complexion.

If you are a person that are prone to breakouts it is best to use a face wash that contains salicylic acid. This active ingredient will not only help with present breakouts, but it will help to prevent future breakouts from occurring.

For those of you who suffer from the old so fateful ZIT that comes when Aunt Flow (your cycle) comes to town, it's best try to catch it before it surfaces. I like to use Neutrongena Spot Treatment. I can usually feel where it is going to surface and I just apply it there, and the next morning the ZIT is ZAPPED!



Product Recommendation: Neutrogena On-the-Spot Treatment/Walgreens $6.99

Skin that is prone to breakouts should invest in a skin care regimen catered specially to the needs of Acne Skin. Staying consistent and mindful of your breakout when you have acne can have renown benefits for future breakouts.





IE: Proactiv http://www.proactiv.com/index.php?acnt=GTP0000S&s_kwcid=TC-5339-180088931012-S-18776901512





If you find that your breakout persist or get worse seek treatment from a professional.

3 comments:

Tammie said...

thanks!!! Good read!

Ashley Minor said...

Do you have any suggestions for exfoliating skin that is sensitive, but acne prone?

Glamour Lane said...

When dealing with sensitive acne prone skin you want to use a mild exfoliate. You would benefit more from a chemical exfoliate rather then a manual one. A manual exfoliate tends to irritate a breakout and spread the bacteria causing more breakouts.

A chemical exfoliate for sensitive skin that I would recommend Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel Sephora $53.00

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