Worried about frequent acne breakouts? DO NOT do these 8 things, says celeb dermatologist Dr Rashmi Shetty
Eating junk food: If you're the sort who loves indulging in junk food including oily, spicy, sugary food or fizzy drinks, don't be surprised if you get acne frequently. This kind of food can clog your pores, mess with your digestion and overall health and this directly impacts your skin. A good diet comprising fresh and colourful vegetables, oily fish, nuts etc. is the sure shot way to get beautiful acne-free skin.
Using a dirty smartphone: A number of scientific studies have shown that our smartphones are full of germs. These germs are promptly transferred to our face when we talk on our phones for even a couple of minutes. Keep your phone screen clean by wiping it frequently throughout the day.
Not getting enough sleep: Lack of sleep = increase in stress hormones = increase in acne. 7-8 hours of peaceful sleep can make your skin look healthier and clearer.
Touching your hands to your face: It doesn't matter how many times you wash your hands or use a santizier. Our hands are one of the dirtiest parts of our body. NEVER touch your hands to your face unless you want the dirt and germs from your palms to get on to your skin and cause acne.
Ignoring your dirty scalp: A scalp that has too much oil or one that has dry flakes or dandruff can cause acne. Keep your scalp clean to keep your skin clear of acne.
Not cleaning bed linen frequently: Your bed linen needs to be cleaned regularly. If you don't, the linen can gather oil, dust and bacteria and these can transfer to your face and case acne.
Not washing your face often enough: You need to wash your face twice a day to ensure it is clean of bacteria, oil and dirt.
Taking too much stress: Dr Smriti Naswa Singh says that when you are stressed, there is an excess secretion of androgens or hormones like cortisol, which is also known as a stress hormone. This hormone is known to increase the production of sebum (oil) by the sebaceous glands present in the skin leading to acne breakouts.