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How your habits and lifestyle affect your acne


If your skin is already acne-prone, certain lifestyle choices and behaviours could make your acne worse. The Pond’s Institute discovered some factors that could be worsening your acne:

1. Touching your face

Your hands may look clean, but they carry millions of bacteria and germs that get transmitted when you touch your face. These germs settle deep inside and clog pores, causing acne on the outside.

How your habits and lifestyle affect your acne


2. Hair covering your face

Like your hands, your hair could be accumulating germs, dirt and grease throughout the day and transferring them onto your face.

Hands, hair and phones carry bacteria that could transfer to your face.

3. Long phone calls

The advent of the telephone has done wonders for us, but holding your phone to your ears for hours encourages bacteria on the phone’s surface to transfer to your face.

4. Sun exposure

Sunlight contains UV rays that can cause skin pigmentation problems. But beyond that, the sun’s heat makes our skin sweat and produce excess oil which can lead to the worsening of acne.

5. Diet

Your diet could make skin more acne-prone.

Food with high oil, sugar, and dairy content affects your skin’s renewal process and makes your skin more acne-prone. Consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals and drinking enough water keeps your skin functioning healthily. If you have oily skin, a healthy diet can also help calm overactive sebaceous glands.

6. Stressful lifestyle

When stressed, your body produces hormones such as androgen and corticotropin. These kind of hormones also stimulate sebaceous glands to produce excessive oil. This excess oil, when mixed with acne-causing bacteria in your skin, may lead to acne breakouts.

7. Smoking

Smoking exposes your skin to harmful particles that inhibit the cell renewal process and stop your skin’s natural processes from functioning at its peak.

8. Using products that are not right for your skin

Using the wrong products removes all oils from your face, breaking down the moisture-oil balance.

Using products not formulated for facial skin strips away the natural oils that protect your skin’s barrier function. Stripping away all the oils interrupts the ideal order of your oil secretion, making your face more acne-prone.

Good facial cleansers remove impurities and excess oil without stripping away all the moisture. Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash removes impurities and eliminates excess oil and pimple worries from deep within the skin, for visibly smooth, acne-clear skin on the outside.