Breakouts are not casualties that just happen. There are various factors, some you might not even know of, that cause irritating spots to pop up and ruin your complexion. The good news is that there are many ways you can prevent them from happening, beginning with the most trivial things. Here, we round up some of the simplest ways you can stop those zits from appearing.
1. Check your products. Heavy, oil-based makeup can clog and enlarge your pores, especially when used daily. Go for makeup and skincare that are oil-free and water-based. They can offer the same coverage without wreaking havoc on your skin.
2. Never wear makeup to gym. Sweat-induced breakouts are an actual thing. Trust us; it is not worth it to wear foundation to the gym. Before you join that Body Jam class, make sure to take every trace of makeup off. After working out, get rid of excess oil and gunk by using a gentle facial wash, too.
3. Stop touching your face. Self-control is probably one of the best qualities people with amazing skin have, which includes never touching their face. While hormones are usually the causes of breakouts, you can’t overlook external factors like your bacteria-infested digits. Imagine the amount of germs on that doorknob in the mall’s bathroom! Do you really want to transfer those onto your face? Ew.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
*Edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors.
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