How Does Lifestyles Affect Your Acne Flare-ups?

Experts have confirmed that there are hundreds of steps behind acne flare-ups, and your lifestyles are one of many factors that can contribute in triggering breakouts. Furthermore, today there are also a lot of issues about habits associated with a pimple flare-up. Though many of them may have an effect, but some are also only a myth!

Many people have opinion that beating acne is only about what they put on their skin – but this is wrong. Again, many factors can put you at greater chance of having breakouts.

The outermost layer of the skin is called epidermis. It may be the largest part of organ of your body. In fact, skin covers about 3,000 square inches of the body, from the foot to the scalp of your head. And epidermis is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body to the environment and what you eat.

Does touching your face cause acne?

Yes it does! As well we know that our hands are the simple way for dirt and even bacteria to enter into the body. And unfortunately, it’s not always easy to keep our hands clean all day long.

Over touching your face with your hands can lead to more dirt that attach on the skin of the face. This can increase your chance of having more clogged pores.

Touching your face too much a day also can bring more temptation in popping the already inflamed acne on the face. So, it’s much better to only touch your face when only needed such as when you need to wash your face or when you need to use a brush for your makeup!

Does sleeping on your side or on your face cause acne?

It’s clear that there is a connection between stress and acne. And the quality of your sleep can directly affect how well you can cope with stress in this modern living.

Even for one hour of sleep you lose in the night can bring increased risk of psychological stress by up to 14 percent – according to one study. Overall, many experts agree that having plenty of sleep can help improve the health of the skin.

How about the position of your sleep? Does it also affect your chance of having pimple flare-ups? Actually, there is no clearly answer whether acne and the position of your sleep are linked.

The answer may vary from man to man and woman to woman. While some find that the position of their sleep affect their breakouts, others don’t!

However if you think that you have a kind of face with acne-prone skin or when you are experiencing acne flare-ups, sleeping on your back is more recommended to avoid any pressure on the face during sleep. This idea is also helpful to eliminate the chance of any dirt from pillow to attach on the face. For better result, keep your pillow cases clean – clean it on regular basis!

lifestyle_changes_and_acne_illustrationIn fact, your best skin metabolism occurs during sleep in the night. Sleeping on your face /on your side not only increases your chance of getting more dirt on the face during sleep (particularly true if you have a dirty pillow case), but also can affect the volume of oxygen that flows into the skin of the face during sleep.

Decreased oxygen and dirt trapped in the pore opening can be a starting point for acne to occur. See also how fast breakouts occur on this section!

Does putting lotion on your face /having hair on your face make you break out?

Whether or not you are experiencing the flare-ups of acne, it’s always important to wash the skin of your face twice a day! This is needed to remove extra oil of the skin, impurities, and dead cells of the skin – so thus, there is no chance for clogged pores to occur. However, avoid over-washing your face because it can be counterproductive for the health of the skin!

Regardless to the kind of lotion you use and put on your face, it’s important to clean all of your makeup before getting to bed.

Moreover for your best chance in acne prevention, use lotion that doesn’t clog the opening pores of the skin. If you have dry skin, using moisturizers may help. Choose lotions and moisturizers that labeled with ‘noncomedogenic’ (one of simple ways to make sure they will not trigger acne).

How about with having hair on the face – should you avoid it? Yap, having more hair on the face is bad for your breakouts-fighting. If you have long hair, it’s much better to keep it pulled away from the skin of your face and don’t forget to stick with good hair care practices!

Hair on the face can irritate the skin and also be potential to block the opening pores of the skin, particularly true if you have oily hair or if you are using gels /pomades /fragrances on the hair.

In addition, there is a kind of acne called ‘pomade’. It is commonly characterized by pimples that triggered by poor hair-care products such as wrong shampoo, gel, hairspray, and hair conditioner. This kind of breakouts occurs when the oils from products of styling hairs seep into the skin of the face (typically around the hairline of the scalp) and then can trap more pimple-causing bacteria in the opening pores.

To cope with this problem, it’s recommended to apply these hair products before washing your face. This idea can help minimize any acne-producing residue on the skin.

Other lifestyle changes to help prevent and treat breakouts

There are many lifestyle changes you can follow for acne-fighting. The following are some helpful tips: