13 Everyday Habits That Are Giving You Acne
Your hormones aren't always to blame -- turns out some of these unconscious habits might be causing your acne
Habit No. 12: Being lazy with your routineListen, we're not going to pretend like it's not super tempting after a long day (especially if you've hit a happy hour) to just slide into bed without washing and treating your face. But when you fall off the wagon and skip a cleansing and moisturizing, it can undo all the progress you've made with your skin. King stresses how important it is to establish a daily routine and to stick with it -- no matter what's going on. She also says to not get frustrated with a current acne treatment routine, as it takes about a month to see improvement in your skin.
Every night you should be using a rinse-off cleanser, a hydrating toner or light moisturizer, and an acne treatment with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Use an extra spot treatment on current breakouts.
If you really can't make it to the sink for your routine, keep a pack of skin clearing facial wipes like Dermalogica mediBac Clearing Skin Purifying Wipes, $20, near your bed. So no more excuses.
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