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Lifestyle Habits

Stressing out too much about your lifestyle habits and the affect they may have on your acne can be counterproductive, since stress itself may make acne worse. However, for good measure, consider the following lifestyle modifications when you can.

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Lifestyle Habits Some Leave-in Hair Products May Cause Acne Some leave-in hair products may come into contact with the skin and clog pores. This is particularly true with pomades, some oils, and brilliantine. All other leave-in hair products should also be carefully vetted for pore-clogging ingredients. January 13, 2021
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Does Smoking Cigarettes Cause Acne? Four studies show that smoking increases acne, five studies show it decreases acne, and two studies show no link. However, we know that smoking increases inflammation in the body, and acne is an inflammatory disease. It is safer not to smoke if you are acne-prone. January 07, 2021
Lifestyle Habits Can Laundry Detergent Cause Body Acne? Laundry detergent is unlikely to cause any problems with acne. The amount of detergent left on clothing after it is rinsed and dried is extremely minimal. To be on the safe side, feel free to use unscented detergent, but don't worry about it too much. January 04, 2021
Stress Women, Stress, and Acne Females experience 50% more stress disorders than males, most likely due to fluctuating monthly hormones, but also due to some socioeconomic factors. Chronic stress may cause more inflammation in the skin, leading to more acne. December 14, 2020
Sun Exposure What's the Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays? UVA rays penetrate more deeply and are the ray primarily responsible for tanning of the skin. UVB rays penetrate less deeply and are primarily responsible for sunburn. Both UVA and UVB ray can lead to skin damage and cancer, so use an SPF 15 or above sunscreen that is "broad spectrum." November 24, 2020
Exercise/Sports How Exercise Might Help with Acne Regular exercise may promote positive changes in the body and skin that could potentially improve acne, but like all things in life, moderation is key. When it comes to sweat, that should not be an issue when it comes to acne and just might help. November 04, 2020
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Alcohol and Acne Nobody knows whether drinking alcohol can lead to cause acne or make acne worse. The scientific community has not produced enough evidence, and the evidence... October 29, 2020