The chance to clog up your skin lurks around every corner… and that’s why I’m here to give you ample warning about some offenders you may not even know about. Heck, I didn’t even know some of these until recently. Let’s get to it before you are struck down again with acne culprits!
Culprit #1. Tissues
I recently learned that some well-known tissue brands are adding things to target consumers with benefits like softness and anti-viral ingredients. While this sounds wonderful, if you are acne-prone, this is a nightmare. They have embedded some very pore-clogging ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, isopropyl myristate and coconut oil.
Culprit #2. Hand Lotion
You may be using the most wonderful acne products for your face and even using them the right way, but if you are using a comedogenic hand lotion, guess what folks? You may be setting yourself up for breakouts whenever you lean your face in your hands, or sleep on your hands. I know I do both of those things.
Culprit #3. Lip Balms
Do you tend to get blackheads and/or breakouts around your mouth? Several well-known brands of lip balm have multiple pore-cloggers in them. Check them thoroughly before using them. Best bet? Just use good old greasy Vaseline or Aquaphor. They won’t clog your pores, but will help keep your lips supple, soft and very kissable.
Culprit #4. Green Smoothies
Yes, I know… what could be more nutritious than that vitamin-loaded green smoothie? Well, if you are using spirulina, chorella or blue-green algae in it, then you are setting yourself up for acne suicide. Those “green” powders have lots of iodides in them—a disaster for acne. Also, whey and soy protein: no bueno for the acne-prone. You’ve been warned…
Culprit #5. Biotin Supplements
While it’s touted to give you more and lustrous hair and strong fingernails, those very qualities make it a disaster for the acne-prone. You’ve already got too many dead skin cells piling up inside your pores. Don’t add to it!
Acne culprits lurk everywhere. Take the guesswork out of getting your skin clear.
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