Waking up to inflammation, acne, and breakouts on the skin is never a pleasant sight. Small mistakes can lead to inflammation in the facial area overnight. Our lifestyle patterns and habits may contribute to inflammation and blemishes in the facial area. For this reason, it’s necessary to take a look and make changes toward the behaviors or habits that lead to skin inflammation. Here are a few common mistakes that cause inflammation on the skin:
Common Makeup Mistakes
Poor hygiene and habits with makeup lead to unwanted breakouts and inflammation on the skin. Dermatologists recommend that makeup brushes should be washed at least every ten days, especially your brushes that you use the most. When your makeup brushes are dirty, the dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil accumulated over time cause inflammation in the facial area. Altogether, keeping your makeup brushes clean will help encourage healthy skin with minimized blemishes.
Equally important, sleeping in makeup overnight can lead to inflammation on the skin. Makeup can cause pores to become clogged, which leads to redness and inflammation. For this reason, it is essential to always use a makeup wipe followed by a cleanser to help remove all makeup from the facial area.
A Lack of Exfoliation
Apart from makeup, the pores can become clogged due to dead skin, excessive oils, or dirt; Clogged pores can change the appearance of your skin, and also cause inflammation in the facial area. Exfoliating the skin helps to unclog the pores and eliminate dead skin cells. Your skin type determines how many times you should exfoliate each week. Typically, studies have recommended that exfoliating the skin twice a week is effective, but if you have dry skin, reducing your exfoliating to once a week is just as effective.
Touching the Facial Area
Our hands touch different items throughout the day. Unfortunately, when your fingers touch your face, this can spread bacteria, which can lead to inflammation, acne, and breakouts. Minimizing facial contact will help keep the skin clean and clear from harmful bacteria. Additionally, make sure to wash your hands regularly to help prevent the spread of bacteria from occurring in the first place.
Lastly, it is critical to allow the skin to heal and repair itself. Popping pimples or picking at blemishes only harms the skin and spread bacteria over time. The spread of bacteria leads to more inflammation, which unfortunately means more acne and breakouts. Give your skin the proper time to heal to prevent repeated blemishes and inflammation in the facial area