We know how frustrating it is to wake up to breakouts! Plus, why do they always appear at the most inconvenient times? Knowing what is causing your breakouts can help you with managing them.
There are three main internal causes of breakouts. Pay close attention to the placement of where they appear on your face as this will give you an indication of their internal trigger.
- HORMONAL BREAKOUTS
These breakouts are likely to be caused by your time of the month, symptoms of pregnancy, changes in contraception, and are very common if you have a hormone imbalances or are experiencing any hormonal changes.
These breakouts can sometimes show up as congestion and appear as little bumps under the skin or as big ‘blind’ pimples. They also show up on your forehead area, between your eyebrows (common for many women during their time of month), as well as on your chin area.
- STRESS BREAKOUTS
Stress breakouts are common for those whose bodies are under some kind of stress or pressure. There are many reasons why, but it can be due to mental stress (most common), physical stress, or experienced by those who are ill or on medication. It is particularly common experience for students who are studying for exams or women who are under a lot of pressure at work.
These breakouts can appear under your jawline and run all the way down your neck.
- DIETARY INTOLERANCES
Intolerances to gluten or lactose can play a big factor in skin breakouts. These breakouts will appear as small congestion or big ‘blind’ pimples on the cheek area.
Those that are intolerant to gluten may also find little red or skin coloured bumps on the backs of their upper arms which is known as keratosis pilaris.
HOW TO GET RID OF BREAKOUTS
They can recommend different tests and medication to assist with acne management.
Microdermabrasion is amazing for breakouts! For those that have never had it done, it has a vacumm suction tube with an abrasive head on the end. The process involves pulling off the top layer of dead skin and suctioning it away, resurfacing your skin.
A chemical peel after your microdermabrasion (ask for an ‘oil-soluble’ one), will help dissolve the excess oil build-up, reducing breakouts and inflammation.
Formulated by a local nutritionist, SKINTOX helps to combat the internal causes of breakouts. This powder can be used in smoothies and juices (or just water if you don’t mind the mild taste) and is packed with superfoods to help detox your liver and reduce your breakouts.
TRIAL KIT FOR OILY/COMBO/BREAKOUTS:
If you are prone to breakouts, we recommend avoiding liquid foundations and choose a lightweight mineral powder instead. And ALWAYS remove your make-up before bed.
The ‘Trial Kit’ includes a reusable ‘Make-up Removal Mitt’ that removes makeup with just water. The kit also includes the essential products needed when treating your skin for breakouts all in a simple-to-follow skincare routine. They assist your skin with rebuilding it’s natural barrier and dissolve blackheads and breakouts.