Last week I experienced an acne flare up unlike any in recent years. Though I know the likely culprit, it had me feeling self conscious heading into a summer farmers market for Bie. Shouldn’t someone selling skincare products have flawless skin?
Here’s the reality: acne is complex. Skincare is only part of the equation. Good skincare products designed to treat acne can help reduce flare ups and clear up skin more quickly, but they will not completely eliminate acne.
Spend time trying to identify your triggers. Though my acne now is often hormonal, here are a few other triggers:
- Sweat: If I wait too long to shower after a workout, I inevitably see acne pop up within a few days.
- Unwashed hair: Even if my hair doesn’t look or feel oily, not washing it every day and having it sit against my face also causes pimples. This is especially true if I don’t wear my hair up at night.
- Touching my face: I’m known to rest my face in my hand while sitting at a desk or table. I’ve had to unlearn this behavior to prevent breakouts near my jaw.
That flare up last week–sweat. Thankfully, good skincare means clearer skin within a few days. Repairing Oil, in particular, includes lavender, sea buckthorn and rosehip oils to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production and reduce scarring.
If you suffer from acne, you’re not alone. ❤️