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Things You Didn’t Know (But Absolutely Should) About Your Breakouts - Terri

The fun thing about acne—other than absolutely nothing—is that it’s consistently…inconsistent. The products that break you out may be fine for your best friend, while the treatments that clear your skin could be a nightmare for someone else’s.

Not all acne-fighting ingredients do the same thing.

Throwing a bunch of acids and toners at your face won’t help your zits if you’re not using the right kind. A quick breakdown of the most effective treatments:

  • Salicylic acid: Exfoliates pores to keep them from clogging; best for whiteheads, blackheads and “classic” zits.

  • Benzoyl peroxide: Kills acne-causing bacteria; best for inflamed, tender pimples. T

  • Azelaic acid: Decreases inflammation and kills bacteria; best for cystic acne and rosacea.

  • Sulfur: Breaks down dead skin cells; best for oily skin.

Going 100 mph can throw off your skin.

Bodies (and skin!) crave a mundane life. Even two days of working late, skipping sleep and freaking out can trigger an onslaught of zits. “When you’re stressed, your cortisol levels spike and crank up the production—and inflammation—in your oil glands, leading to clogged pores and breakouts,” - SLEEEEEPPPPP, Relax... have a glass of wine - opps lol

Your wine-and-cheese life could be messing with your face.

“Diets high in sugar can actually trigger breakouts,”- try and cool out on the sugar and dairy intake. both are known triggers for acne.

Light therapy devices really can help.

There are two main types of LED light therapy: red and blue, both of which are available at The Skincare Studio (at strong levels), or at home (at weaker levels). “Red light can be anti-inflammatory, while blue light kill acne-causing bacteria,”

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