#DidYouKnow: 3 habits that could be causing you acne
1. Sleeping habits
Poor sleeping habits lead to poor skin turnover, which could in turn cause clogged pores because of a buildup of dead skin. Tips for improving sleep quality include:
- Avoiding caffeine after 3pm.
- Cultivating a regular bedtime routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.
- Avoiding the usage of electronic devices near to bedtime.
- Exposing yourself to sunlight in the morning. This allows the body to generate melatonin (a sleep hormone), which helps with sleeping at night.
2. Eating habits
Frequent consumption of oily and sweet foods encourages the production of sebum, leading to more breakouts. Maintaining a balanced diet is key, so try to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet and cut down on junk food. Fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that not only are beneficial for healthy skin, but also help to keep chronic diseases at bay.
3. Bad habits
Constantly touching your face and popping pimples could aggravate acne too. As our hands are constantly in contact with various surfaces throughout the day, our fingertips contain bacteria which could easily spread to the skin on your face. Moreover, dirt and oil are transferred from your skin to your sheets as you sleep. If you have acne-prone skin, this could cause breakouts too. Changing your sheets regularly will help to reduce such flare-ups.
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