Waking up to breakouts? Here are some quick fixes!

Faryal Panhwar Jan 10 2016
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We don’t have a zit fairy to blame for ruining our perfectly smooth face before going to bit and then waking up with one dotted with blemishes. We may do a lot of things everyday inadvertently most of the time that may cause us to breakout, especially overnight.

Read further to find out about a few common mistakes people make and how to fix them.

FREQUENTLY CHANGE PILLOWCASES

This is extremely important so pay attention: dust, pollen, oil from your face and hair, and lots of other things your face and hair are exposed to during the day all come and deposit on our pillowcase when we put our heads on the pillow for slumber.

It is obvious now why it is crucial we make it a point to frequently wash and change our pillowcases. Exposing our skin to a dirty pillowcase overnight may greatly contribute to accumulation of oil on the face, paving a smooth ground for the acne to pop.

STAY AWAY FROM THE TV REMOTE CONTROL

TV remote controls travel from one hand to the next and who knows what those hands have been exposed to. When you take control of the remote, all kinds of bacteria easily transfer to your hands which ultimately also transfer to the face. If you must, always make sure to wash your hands after. A good thing to do would be to clean the remote control with an anti-bacterial wipe every now and then.

GO TO BED EARLY

Sleeping late is a contributor to breakout, since it increases blood glucocorticoid levels causing you to breakout. Also important here is that when you stay up late, midnight snacks come in handy. DO NOT reach out for them. Especially sugary foods spike blood glucose level which worsens inflammation, causing you to breakout.

PUT YOUR STRESS TO SLEEP BEFORE PUTTING YOURSELF TO SLEEP

Even though it is easier said than done, try getting rid of stress before going to bed. Stress increases the body’s inflammatory response, also causes excessive oil production causing you to break out. If you take this to bed with you, oil production overnight can be hazardous.

Listen to some soothing music, opt for yoga, or take a shower to relax your mind and body before sleeping.

SLEEP ON YOUR BACK

Sleeping on the side or on your stomach can cause your face to come into contact with your hair, and your hair might not always be in their best condition. To avoid any unnecessary breakouts due to such a small issue, simply sleep on your back with your hair pulled away from your face.

DO NOT GO TO BED WITH MAKE-UP

This common mistake has put a lot of girls under distress. Leaving makeup overnight will destroy your skin! If you use makeup on a daily basis, make sure you get the makeup wipes; they make removing makeup way easier.

If you leave it on the whole night, your pores are subject to all kinds of chemicals, oil, sebum and what not definitely causing a breakout.

SLEEP IN A COOL ENVIRONMENT

Sleeping in a warm room is not ideal for the skin. An ideal room temperature is between 65 to 68 degrees. In a too-warm room, the pores on your skin may expand making it easy for any vapor or sweat on your skin to get in. this will cause your pores to clog and prone to blackheads and breakouts.

DO NOT PICK YOUR ZITS!

Picking on your pimples makes it all worse causing more inflammation and the bacteria from your hands to transfer to your face.

Faryal Panhwar

Faryal Panhwar:

Faryal is currently a second year M.B.B.S student at Ziauddin University. She is an active participate in the Model UN where her passion for debate has received her several delegate awards. Seeking to discover the writer in herself Faryal is now working as a freelance writer for HTV.