Beauty 911: 6 Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

Do you ever get a random breakout and can’t pinpoint the reason why it happened so that you can stop it from reoccurring?

Well you’ve come to the right place! Discover some of the common reasons why you’re breaking out and how to prevent them from reoccurring.

  • Reason No.1 – Your Diet

You know what they say “you are what you eat!”

Solution: By eliminating things like dairy, caffeine, peanuts, seaweed, sugar, and soy from your diet could lead you to clearer skin.

  • Reason No. 2 – Your Phone

First things first, your phone collects the oil and dirt from your skin every time you hold your phone up to your cheek (aka pimple central).

Solution: Try to wipe your phone off with facial cleansing wipes as often as you can. You could also opt for the handsfree headset or using the speakerphone option on your phone to eliminate pesky breakouts.

  •  Reason No. 3 – Your Shampoo and Conditioner 

There’s a huge misconception about not washing your face after washing your hair in the shower and washing your face and body while letting the conditioner soak into your hair. Well I’m here to tell you that both practices should be stopped immediately!

What leaves your hair feeling and looking great has an adverse effect on your skin, by clogging your pores and leaves to those unwanted breakouts.

Solution: Wash your face and body after shampooing and conditioning your locks.

  • Reason No. 4 – Your Workout 

We’re all striving for that natural dewy glow, but unfortunately sweat isn’t the solution it’s actually the problem.

Solution: After working out make sure to wash your face immediately. Not in a position to give your face the TLC it needs right after working out?  Then opt for a facial cleansing wipe containing salicylic acid to tie you over until you get home.

  •  Reason No. 5 – Your Makeup Brushes

I’m going to put it this way just as you wash your hair, body, clothes, sheets, and towels your makeup brushes are NO different. Using dirty brushes on your skin not only cause breakouts, but the also contaminate your makeup.

TIP: Synthetic brushes hold less bacteria than brushes made of animal hair. 

Solution: Clean your makeup brushes once a week. Brushes used around the eyes can be cleaned once a month. I recommend using baby shampoo with four parts water because using regular soap and water could cause damage to your brushes especially if they’re made of natural hair.

  •  Reason No. 6: Your Hands 

We all have this gross habit of touching our faces and it’s so bad that we even do it without even realizing it. By touching your face you’re introducing it to new bacteria which causes even more breakouts.

Solution: Try to gross yourself out about all the things you’ve touched  all day like money or door handles before thinking about touching your face. I guarantee you’ll think twice about laying even a finger anywhere near that gorgeous face of yours!

You’re now one stop closer to clearer skin! If you have any other solutions you’d like to share or any reasons you’d like solutions to please comment below.

10 Beauty Products To Replace With Coconut Oil

Can we just pretend like Argan oil never happened? The popularity behind coconut oil is much more than hype. Turns out that you can replace almost everything with coconut oil making the benefits endless! Below is a list of everyday beauty products that can be replaced with coconut oil. Here’s to saving time and tons of money!

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Let’s Make BB Cream

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp Moisturizer w/ SPF
  • 1 tsp Foundation (heavy coverage) **use half a teaspoon if you’re using powder
  • 1/2 tsp Serum
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid or powder illuminator
  • 1 tsp Silicone Primer (*optional; to fill in your pores)
  • Mixing bowl (preferably glass) and spatula
  • Small plastic jar or bottle with pumpbbcreamdiy

Directions:

Mix the moisturizer,foundation,serum, and illuminator together until the consistency is smooth and free of lumps and bubbles.

Then it’s time to test it out!

  • If you want more coverage add a little more foundation
  • If you want less coverage add a little more moisturizer and serum
  • If you want more shimmer add a little more illuminator
  • If you want to cover your pores better add in a silicone primer

Once you’re happy with the results of your mixture then you’re ready to store your BB Cream.  Put it into the small bowl or bottle with a pump and put it to use!


Additional Tips:

You can also create a CC cream by adding either more moisturizer or serum,distilled water or Evian facial spray  (to thin out the BB cream mixture), and more illuminator.

*Be sure NOT to use too much water! The water should not be more than 2/10s of the whole mixture.

Thanks Project Vanity!