Top 5 Reasons For Recurring Acne Breakouts

Our Acne Specialists have amazing success with the most aggravated, acne-prone skin. When someone still has recurring pimples, we can usually pinpoint their problems with these 5 questions:

1. Have you checked your haircare and makeup products against our pore clogger list?
Always, always, always check your makeup, hair products, and toothpaste ingredients against our pore clogging ingredients list. Even if you’re doing everything right with your skincare routine, diet and lifestyle, you will continue to struggle with acne breakouts if products that touch your skin contain pore clogging ingredients.

2. Are you consistent with your home-care routine?
Every single product in your routine is working hard to fight and prevent new acne from forming. If you aren’t consistent with your morning and night routine, or run out of products, acne will have a chance to form. It can take months to clear up new and existing acne, so keep up with your routine and don’t let your products run-out. For truly clear skin, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

3. Are you using the correct quantity of product?
When using your products, it’s important to use the correct amounts. Your Acne Specialist will guide you on how to use your products. For products like the exfoliating serum or benzoyl peroxide cream, we often see that clients don’t use enough. For the full effectiveness of these products, you need at least a dime to nickel size amount.

4. When was your last facial appointment?
Everyone’s skin is different. While some people can remain clear without the exfoliating facials, others need maintenance appointments to stay clear. Once your skin is clear, we recommend scheduling maintenance appointments every 4-6 weeks.

5. Has your diet or lifestyle changed?
There’s many factors that affect your skin. For diet, we often see that dairy, sugar, peanuts and processed foods are the worst offenders. Protein powders or vitamins may also be the culprits. Biotin and whey protein are especially aggravating for acne prone skin. (To read more about diet and acne, read 4 Worst Types of Food for Acne Prone Skin.) If you recently started a new exercise routine, your skin might start breaking out. Hot yoga is especially aggravating, and you should never workout with makeup on. Stress is also a huge factor, so starting a new job or going through a big life change can cause acne to flare.

Always feel free to contact us at if you have questions or concerns about your skin.

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