5 basic reasons you still experience breakout in your adulthood

November 24, 2015

Most people suffer from chaotic breakouts in the teenage stages of their life. If you’re experiencing breakouts during your adulthood there are several reasons reasons that can contribute to breakouts.

Today, I bring you 5 basic reasons why you still experience breakout in your adulthood.


  • Changing pillowcase:  Okay, I know this sounds like something minor, however, your pillows hold onto bacteria from your face and skin.  Excess oil and dirt are one of the biggest causes of breakouts. Imagine cleaning your face and laying your face on top of yesterday’s oil, umm gross. This clogs pores and causes breakouts. Changing pillowcases should happen on a weekly basis and should be washed with mild detergent.


  • Cleaning makeup brushes:  Makeup brushes hold old product and oil within the bristles and this can cause break out after several uses without cleaning. The best technique for cleaning brushes is using organic coconut oil to break down the product and condition the brush hairs. Follow this with an antibacterial soap or baby shampoo in order to deep clean the brushes. Then lay out to dry.


  • Falling asleep with Make-up on: Every night you fall asleep with makeup on you age 7 minutes. So if you fall asleep 5 times a month with your make-up on you age 7 days a year, WHOA!  Sleeping with your makeup over night you build up tons of oil and dirt in your pores, which causes you to break out.


  • Using harsh products without research: Some product labels say it’s safe to exfoliate everyday. However, when you’re exfoliating everyday you’re taking off layers of dead skin. This may seem like the best idea for your skin, but it’s not. In fact, it’s torturing your skin, the dead skin is there to protect your skin.


  • More Alcohol than water: We all love fun, but our skin doesn’t, sometimes it’s best to opt for water than alcohol. Your skin contains plenty of water and functions as a protective barrier. It prevents excess fluid loss, which without proper hydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled. Drinking more water prevents flakiness and breakouts.

By: Pepper Bass (@downtownpepper)



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