A perfect, flawless complexion is something every woman dreams of. But one morning, you wake up to your skin breaking out all of a sudden. You look in the mirror in awe and all you wonder is why. Do not panic. Knowledge is power and we’ve got your back. Did you know you can actually understand the causes of a skin breakout based on its location? We’re here to help you stop torturing yourself with the question: “Why Is My Skin Breaking Out All of A Sudden?”.
Why Am I Breaking Out On My Forehead?
If you’re breaking out on your forehead and back you’d be surprised to learn it’s most likely linked to your diet. So the first thing you should ask yourself if you’re breaking out all of a sudden is “what have I been eating”? When it comes to your diet, as a general rule, the best way to avoid a breakout is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.
You may have heard by now that certain types of foods cause inflammation. Inflammation plays a critical role in the in the development and progression of acne as experts now increasingly recognize. The biggest culprits are sugars and dairy. Staying away from white bread, candy, and highly processed foods will keep your insulin levels and inflammation under control. This translates into a clearer more radiant complexion and one of the best ways you can manage your acne breakouts. Also, talk to your Doctor about possible food allergies and intolerance.
Another way to reduce inflammation is gold-infused skincare according to N.Y.C.-based cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. Try the Adore Cosmetics Icon Edition 24K Gold Peel Off Mask that peels off debris and surface imperfections from your skin, unclogging pores. Added to this, being infused with pure 24K gold extract, it will reduce any inflammation in the skin, helping prevent any possible breakouts.
Why Am I Breaking Out On My Back?
Washing your hair wrong may actually be causing your back acne. Haircare products slipping through your back as you rinse your hair may be clogging the pores on your skin. Dead skin cells, bacteria, and shampoo or conditioner residue can build up in the hair follicles on your back and clog them. A clogged follicle eventually breaks down and forms an acne lesion. In other words, acne-causing bacteria in your pores resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and breakouts.
Why Am I Breaking Out On My Cheeks?
If you’re staring at the mirror asking yourself “why am I breaking out on my cheeks?” the answer you’re looking for may be all around you: air pollution. Pollution isn’t just threatening the planet or causing climate change. Dirty air quality equals dirty skin. Smog, toxins, chemicals, impurities from the air and all around us can get into your skin clog your pores, especially on the cheeks. If you notice your breakouts come and go regardless of the time of the month and you’ve recently moved to a new environment, pollution may be a possible cause. Keeping your face clean is key to fighting this. Whether or not you have a breakout, it’s important to wash your face twice daily to remove these impurities. We suggest choosing a gentle cleanser such as the Adore Cosmetics Essence Facial Milk.
Another reason may be linked to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking. Research published by the British Journal of Dermatology in 2001 found that smokers tend to have more acne and that in fact inhaling cigarettes can result in breakouts. Quitting and staying away from people who are smoking would be a great idea to prevent sudden breakouts.
Lastly, if you’re breaking out on your cheeks, you may be stressed out. The stress hormone is known as cortisol. This hormonal imbalance causes your oil glands to produce even more oils, increasing your risk for bacterial infections and clogged skin pores. High stress also suppresses your immune system. A weak immune system is unable to fight off bacteria, which results in more breakouts.
The best recipe to prevent breaking out on your cheeks is to focus on lowering your stress levels as much as possible. A few proven tools to help you do this are exercise, yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. In fact, moderate exercise releases endorphins and serotonin. These lower cortisol. Added to this, you literally sweat out impurities through working out. That’s why it is so important to always shower right after working out to cleanse your skin properly. You can also try bubble baths, massages or listening to calming music. If it helps you calm down, it will help you manage stress-related breakouts, among many other benefits.
Why Am I Breaking Out On My Chin And Jaw?
Hormonal breakouts typically appear on your chin and jaw. The reason is that hormones can trigger excess oil production in our skin on those areas. And that’s why you may be breaking out on your chin and/or jaw on the days prior or during your period. For some women, birth control helps calm breakouts, for others, it can do the exact opposite. As a general rule, if you are tired of having your skin breaking out all of a sudden at that time of the month, then going on the pill may help. But if you tend to have healthy, clear skin before then there’s a chance the hormonal change could cause some new skin issues.
If you suspect that birth control is causing your skin to break out all of a sudden, try changing your skincare routine on the days before your period. Choose acne fighting products including those with salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide. If you already have these in your everyday skincare routine, try using higher concentrations for a couple of days. By going this, you can help prevent acne breakouts.
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