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While the main causes of acne are well known there are a few sneaky things that can contribute to the formation of blackheads and acne.
One of the first places to check for complexion-busters is in your medicine cabinet. Steroids found in prescription drugs are a key offender, whether taken internally or topically. While you should be cautious of steroids, oral contraceptives are one of the most common causes of acne and congestion. Whenever there is a change in the hormone levels in your body—even if it's for the better—it's a change that can result in breakouts.
You’re Beauty Routine
Some people may also go to bed with ointments or oils in their hair that can get on the pillow case and then rub on your face. Products that contain mineral oils will clog the pores! Makeup brushes are constantly collecting leftover makeup and gathering bacteria and yeast, which can lead to a type of acne known as Folliculitis. Washing that foundation and powder off every night is important too!
You’re Cell Phone
Cell phones gather all kinds of dirt, your makeup and bacteria throughout the day and are a big cause of acne along the outer edges of the cheeks and jaw line. Wiping down your Smartphone daily with alcohol and disinfectant wipes will keep your phone and your face clean and healthy.
Using Toothpaste to "Treat" a Spot
Contrary to the popular belief that toothpaste will clear breakouts, certain toothpastes can actually cause you to develop acne or acne-like conditions such as perioral dermatitis. Fluoride and other whitening and anti-cavity ingredients, especially sodium pyrophosphate, are quite abrasive and could potentially burn the skin, cause irritation and initiate your breakouts.
You’re Workout Gear
It’s not the act of exercising that is causing those unsightly spots. If you're using a communal yoga mat, you may be on the side that someone else's feet or perspiration has been in contact with. Also, workout gear or clothing that constantly rubs in a certain area can cause frictional breakouts. When you’re at the gym if the equipment you’re using has not been properly sanitised, this too can lead to breakouts and congestion!