We often blame a pimple breakout on using the introduction of new products into our beauty regime or raging hormones (PMS, ugh), but did you know that the problem could lie with your everyday habits, including what your bae does to you? Scroll through the gallery to find out how your daily activities might be aggravating your skin condition.
Letting people touch your face
Touching your partner’s face might be a sign of affection, but girl, you don’t know where those hands have been. In the same way that you shouldn’t touch your mien without washing your hands, don’t allow others to do the same to you. Those germs-infested hands could be the reason why your breakout is worsening.
Letting bae kiss you right after a meal
The oil that’s causing you to break out not only comes from your skin, but also products and food. If bae didn’t wash his mouth after eating that plate of char kway teow and attempts to kiss you, move away. The lard/oil from that meal might be transferred to your face and cause a breakout.
Sleeping without washing off hairstyling products
Always wash your hair before hitting the sack if you’ve applied hairstyling products in the day, especially if you let your hair down at night. The products can transfer onto your skin, clogging your pores and causing breakouts. Think of it as sleeping with your makeup on, which is a definite no-no.
Not changing your pillowcase or bed sheets often
You might not be physically active when you’re sleeping, but your body still produces sweat, especially in Singapore’s humid climate. So just imagine how much sweat, dirt and grime you’re sleeping on if you don’t wash your pillowcase often!
Wiping your face a body towel that you don’t wash every day
Most of us wipe our face with the body towel for convenience’s sake, but not all of us use a fresh towel every day. Sure, your body is clean after a shower but that doesn’t mean the towel will remain as clean. After all, dampness encourages the growth of bacteria, so imagine wiping that on your face! Opt for a face towel (wash it every day!) or facial tissues instead.
Not washing your makeup brushes or sponges
You nasty! Do you know how much bacteria is accumulated on your brush after every use? A lot. Now imagine that amount multiplying because you don’t wash the brush and instead, use it repeatedly. Shudders. Now, that might explain why you’ve been getting those bumps on your cheeks.
Not getting rid of your constipation problem
If you’re getting a pimples on your chin or jawline, chances are that you have a problem with your bowel movements. You need to solve the problem pronto because that’s basically your body giving you warning signs. You can treat the blemishes with a pimple gel, but to prevent future breakouts, you need to nip the problem in the bud by improving your bowel conditions.