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5 reasons you have adult acne

Stop making these mistakes!

According to The International Dermal Institute, between 40-55 percent of the adult population has been diagnosed with acne and oily skin. If your teenage acne has come back to haunt you in your adult years, you don’t need to let it rule your life. Keep scrolling to determine what the underlying cause could be, and what you can do to remedy the situation.

You're not using products adapted to your skin type

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If you have dehydrated, but oily or combination skin, and you’re using products formulated for dry skin in an attempt to add more hydration, your good intentions could be blocking your pores, causing more acne. Invest in products that are formulated for your specific skin type to quench your face’s thirst, like Aquasource Gel.

You’re not cleaning your phone enough

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We told you how touching your face 3000 times during the day (often without realizing it, of course) can cause acne. Well, when you add a dirty phone to the equation, you’ve got a recipe for disaster on your hands – literally. Most cell phones contain around 25,000 germs per square inch, meaning it’s dirtier than a doorknob and even your…toilet seat (yeah, that’s pretty gross). Prevent transmitting the bacteria to your pores by regularly wiping your phone down with antibacterial wipes, and washing your hands often throughout the day. When you make calls, try to use headphones to avoid pressing the phone against your face, which stimulates your oil glands, potentially causing even more acne.

You’re not washing your pillowcases often enough

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Be honest: how often do you really wash your pillowcases? Once a week? Once a month? Your pillowcase accumulates lots of bacteria from sweat, dirt from the day, and even your hair products. Do you really want your face coming into contact with all that grime? We doubt it! Dermatologists recommend that you change them every few days, if not every night to help keep your skin clear. Also, always make sure to take the time to thoroughly cleanse your face and remove all your makeup with makeup remover before bed!

Not taking the time to relax 

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Stress can be a huge trigger for skin imperfections. It’s important to take a relaxing bath, meditate, put on a face mask like Skin Best Wonder Mud, or just go for a long walk (without your phone!) as often as possible to clear your mind, calm your skin and feel happy!

You’ve got raging hormones

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Unfortunately, sometimes no matter what you do, your hormones can wreak havoc on your skin. However, if you keep calm, get lots of sleep, stay well hydrated and #eatclean, your hormones should regulate themselves over time to give you clear skin.

Follow our tips and you’ll finally ban those blemishes!

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