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What Causes Breakouts

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What Causes Breakouts

Top Causes of Breakouts and What to Do

What Causes Breakouts
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Women in their 20s are sometimes breakout prone because they're less scrupulous about skin care—often going to the gym with make up on (or worse yet, sleeping in it), cleansing in a rush, or not exfoliating regularly.

All of this can lead to congested pores, which equal blackheads and breakouts, as well as enlarged pores over time. Once pores become stretched out by an accumulation of excess oil, dirt and dead cells, they don’t snap back to their original size. And if you happen to be using products intended for oily skin, your face may compensate by producing more oil and, consequently, more breakouts.

There are a number of unsuspecting causes of breakouts, such as constantly touching your skin with dirty hands, holding an unclean telephone to the side of your face, or failing to wash your pillow cases and makeup brushes regularly.  Breakouts happen when pores become congested with a combination of excess oils, bacteria, dead skin cells or environmental impurities (translation: dirt). When blemishes do arise, don’t pinch. It drives blockages and bacteria deeper into the skin, resulting in infection or scarring. Tame breakouts by catching up on sleep, drinking plenty of water, taking Vitamin C and exercising regularly.

Treat painful pimples with a homemade paste of crushed aspirin and healing Neosporin. The pills contain salicylic acid, a pore-cleansing ingredient found in most spot treatments.--Stephanie Simons

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Maybe you could go get it checked at the dermatologist? It could likely be that you're not cleansing well enough and there's tiny sebum plugs (trapped oil glands) underneath your skin as a result. This comment has been removed.
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So I have these really annoying tiny bumps across my forehead, but they're really small, like i said...and don't hurt, aren't red, etc. I always have them and they don't go away. are these the same as acne or could it be that i have a skin condition? help please, these bumps make my skin look really uneven :'( This comment has been removed.
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