I assumed that staying home for the whole day would give me the time for my skin to heal, without copious exposure of it to the sun and a host of all other pollutants that pose a threat to the quality of my complexion…

But boy, was I wrong about that.

I found myself breaking out as if I had just experienced the second coming of adolescence. The zits just kept coming, and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

Until I did, of course.


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Why Doesn’t (Z)it Go Away?

Stress. Being cooped up at home, being bored out of your brains, and having to limit your interaction with friends and loved ones to video calls can breed stress, and stress can give rise to unexpected breakouts.

There is an organ known as the adrenal gland that produces a stress-induced hormone called cortisol when you are under duress, which comes with a little bit of testosterone – which gives rise to potential breakouts.

Dirty pillows/bedsheets. We’re spending more time in bed than we’ve ever had in months, and linen can be a hotbed (pun intended) for germs and bacteria, which will be transferred onto your skin, causing breakouts.

Wrong skincare products. Some products that you’re using to rid your skin of acne might be counter-productive in its purpose, because of its contents that might be exacerbating the condition.

Always make sure the products you’re applying to acne-ridden skin is labeled “oil-free” or “water-based” so that they will not clog your pores further.

Over-cleansing. Too much of a good thing can turn out bad – washing your face in excess is one such example.

The hot and humid weather might be accelerants of sebum production, and you might be tempted to wash your face with vigor to get rid of the grease and the sheen. The fact that you have can shower anytime you want at home doesn’t help matters.

However, doing it too often and with harsh cleansing agents might dry up and stress out the skin, worsening the condition of your acne.


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The Solution to the Pollution

Now that the possible reasons why acne is a mainstay on your visage well into your adult years have been highlighted, it’s only fair that I provided you with some solutions to tackle the issue.

One of the very first steps to take is to make adjustments to your skincare regime that can accelerate the healing process of your skin.

Some of the key ingredients to look out for in your skincare product are the likes of Glycolic and Salicylic acid. These two acids are natural exfoliators for your skin, not only targeting the likes of acne but also wrinkles as well.

Products containing these components can unclog pores, remove dead cells on the surface of the skin, tightening it at the same time.

Cleansing lotions like the Skin Gym Deep Cleansing Gel are prime examples of products that contain these helpful acids

Your body is in its most pronounced state of repair when you are asleep. The women who understand that capitalize on this fact, with the use of highly effective skin-nourishing night creams before they hit the sack.

Sometimes acne conditions can get to a level where it transcends topical or even oral alleviation and may require some form of professional assistance.

Multi-tiered acne-busting packages like the Clarity Program are specially designed to deal with all forms of acne, and the unsightly scars they leave behind.

Consisting of two different non-invasive treatments that will comprehensively deal with varying levels of acne inflammation, this program more than covers the adequate ground required to deal with acne and aging, finally putting an end to this teenage nightmare that still haunts you to this very day.


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