What Your Skin Is Telling You About Your Breakouts

 

Waking up in the morning with a new breakout on your face is frustrating. Not knowing what is causing the breakout is even more frustrating. There are a number of factors that could be contributing to acne and breakouts on your skin (either by themselves or in combination). So, read along to find out what your skin is telling you about the causes of your acne and blemishes.

Your Skin Type
Certain skin types are definitely more prone to acne than others. However, sometimes you would be surprised at what the cause of the acne is from. Sometimes an overabundance of acne actually indicates that you have overly dry skin - not oily skin. We know this may seem counter intuitive, however, oil production in your skin is a complicated process. Sometimes very dry skin will compensate with a lack of moisture by overproducing oil. Thus, if you have very acne ridden skin, try applying more moisturizing products to your face. Oily, combination and sensitive skin types can also frequently suffer from acne and blemishes. However, most of the time, acne can be reduced by applying the right amount of hydration and nourishment to your face using a consistent and effective skincare routine. Try our Complete Skincare System to help reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring.

Stress
When you’re stressed, your body begins to produce the hormone cortisol, which at normal levels is quite helpful for helping your body cope with stress. However, when you deal with a lot of stress over a longer period of time, your body produces an overabundance of cortisol which in turn, signals the glands in your skin to start producing oil. With more oil on your skin, there is an increased chance of clogged pores and acne.

Hormones
Hormones can have a big impact on your skin. Whether it’s “your time of the month”, you suffer from a hormonal condition, you’re currently going through menopause, or you have a hormone imbalance, acne can be a common side effect. Typically, if you are suffering from hormonal acne, it would surface on your chin.

Your Diet
As we have mentioned in a previous blog post, the food that you eat can play a big role in how your skin looks. Just like how eating very healthy, nutrient-rich foods can greatly benefit your skin, the opposite is also true of very unhealthy and harmful foods. For example, eating high-glycemic foods such as white bread and pasta could cause your sugar and insulin levels to spike in the body, which could lead to inflammation and even acne. Perhaps your skin is craving the nutrients that it would receive from a healthy diet. So, it is always best to stick to that healthy meal plan rather than opting for a pizza.

The Environment
The environment can play a huge role in your skin. If you live in a very dry climate, your skin could be deprived of the moisture and hydration that it needs to properly regulate oil production in your face. Alternatively, if you live in a humid climate, you may sweat more than usual, causing your pores to clog. Additionally, there are many environmental irritants in the air that can be acne triggers including dust, pollution, cigarette smoke, UV radiation, allergens and more. Keeping a consistent skincare routine with powerful skincare products that cleanse, nourish and hydrate your skin will help to keep your complexion clear and glowing.

Your Skincare Routine
We can’t say it enough that a consistent skincare routine is so important to keep a clear complexion. Throughout the day, your face is exposed to so much dirt, impurities, makeup and bacteria. If you do not keep a consistent skincare routine, those irritants that are left on your face are more likely to clog pores, inflame your skin and cause acne breakouts. It is so important to make sure that you wash your face with our gentle InflorEssence Facial Cleanser, nourishing InflorEssence Serum and hydration InflorEssence Moisturizer morning and night.

Here is a really comprehensive face map of where your acne is exhibiting itself and what is likely causing the breakout: