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What Causes Breakouts

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What Causes Breakouts

Why You're Breaking Out and What to Do

What Causes Breakouts
Everyone’s entitled to a great looking complexion—we’ve got the solutions for the roadblocks standing in your way and the top reasons why you could be breaking out. Try on an even, breakout-free complexion in our virtual makeover studio.

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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Thanks for the tips I need to drink more water! This comment has been removed.
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Definitely hormonal! However, diet and lifestyle play a huge role in this, so always make sure to drink plenty of water, wash your face at night and avoid greasy foods. This comment has been removed.
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i think the reasons for breakouts differ drastically from woman to woman. it's important to really pay attention to your body to see what's causing you to break out (for instance, are you breaking out when you don't drink enough water, sleep little, or are stressed?) This comment has been removed.
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