Common culprits for recurring acne

Acne is so frustrating!


Even when you’re on a clear-skin streak and you think you’ve found the right products and routines to get it under control, boom. There’s another breakout. This can’t be life.


It’s like there’s something missing in your routine for perfect skin, and there is. Here are three major keys to conquering acne breakouts for good.

 

1. Stop spot treating


Pimples have a life cycle, one that begins days if not weeks prior to the blemish reaching the surface of your skin. Given that there's likely acne you can't see, spot treating does very little to prevent new or future breakouts from forming. In other words, spot treating is at best a temporary fix. Rather than applying topical acne treatments onto individual spots, make sure you're covering the entire surface of your face and neck to prevent bacteria from growing in surrounding areas.

 

2. Check your diet

 

While it may come as a surprise, the health of your skin starts from within. Many of today's skincare fads promise quick, lasting results, but in reality, what you eat has more of an affect on keeping frustrating breakouts at bay. If a total overhaul of your diet doesn't sound ideal, don't panic! Let's get you on track towards achieving a clearer, radiant complexion by cutting out the top three foods/beverages that've been proven to cause inflammation:

  • Processed sugar
  • Dairy 
  • Gluten

 

3. Don’t skip your PM routine

 

It can be so tempting to go straight to sleep after, but don’t! Even skipping just one nightly cleanse can mean waking up to a breakout the next day because pimples start under the skin days before they appear on your face. Consistency is key for a clear complexion, which means we can’t afford to skip even one night.


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