Just like good hair days, good skin days can add both confidence to your walk and perkiness to your mood. However,
sometimes—without warning—your skin can randomly switch gears into total freak-out mode, providing you with painful pimples, itchy rashes, or just generally blotchy skin.
Reason #1: Your Products Are Too Harsh
“The common conditions I see contributing to inflamed skin are the use of products that are too harsh and thereby strip too much of the natural oils from the skin, which causes increased dryness, redness and flaking.
“For dry irritated skin, I often recommend backing off the foaming cleansers and going with a very gentle emollient option.
Reason #2: You’re Too Stressed (Breathe!)
“It is so common for people to break out with a deep ‘underground’ pimple right before a major event,”
“The best way to address this is with a small dose of steroid injected right into the pimple, which often has the effect of diminishing it overnight.”
Reason #3: Seasonal Changes Are Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin
“Very dry skin can sometimes lead to severely inflamed skin, worsening issues such as acne and eczema. Luckily, the solution is simple—increase your use of moisturizers.” or come and see me at The Beauty Box Santa Catalina for tailored great facials to help your skin recover it radiance and natural healthy glow.
Reason #4: Poor Diet and an Abnormal Sleep Schedule
Emotional stress isn’t the only thing that can rev up stress hormones and cause breakouts; poor sleep and diet can have the same reaction within the body. “Stress hormones become elevated when you are experiencing psychological stress, not sleeping well, or even with a poor diet,”
Elevation of these stress hormones cause inflammation throughout your body, including your skin. In order to combat this specific skin woe, I recommends exercising regularly, going to sleep on time and engaging in activities that decrease stress levels, like meditation.
Reason #5: Your New Products Are Doing More Harm Than Good
When patients come in complaining of sudden onset of skin issues, one of the first questions I ask is if they have started using any new products within the last few months. What may be a great product for one person may not work well for others because we all have different genetic makeup, oil content and pore sizes. I help my customers by providing personalized skin care treatment and assist with their correct skin care products .
Reason #6: You’re Sweat is Mixing With Your Skin Care Products
“Sudden breakouts on the face, chest and back can also be related to sweat,”
Sweat can mix with ingredients in makeup, sunscreen and moisturizers, forming firm build up in the pores, causing rashes and acne breakouts.
To prevent this, simply wash off sweat as soon possible and avoid excess moisturizers on skin prior to working out.
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