It is not so pleasant waking up in the morning and finding a few tiny pimples on your face.
While there is always a way to get rid of spots, it is also important to know the hidden reasons behind the breaking out right now and how you can stop it from happening again.
1.Face mask wearing
Covid is still very much present in our day to day lives and so are face coverings unfortunately, it is something I think we all have to adjust to however it is important for you to pick the right mask that will not irritate your skin.
With a face covering you are more likely to create more humidity under the mask which traps oil, sweat and bacteria which can lead to breakouts on your chin and around your mouth.
The friction from a face mask can also irritate the skin.
This can happen whilst you are speaking which also causes more breakouts.
Changing the masks regularly can prevent the buildup of bacteria and minimise the possibility of spots.
You may also want to opt for a silk face mask which will not irritate your delicate skin and help reduce breakouts.
Read more about silk mask maskne.
2. Not washing your pillowcase enough
It may seem like an obvious one but it is essential to wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before bed.
However, most of us forget that pillowcase that we lie down on every single night for at least 5 hours needs constant washing too, as cotton or synthetic polyester pillowcase trapped sweat and oil production and therefore causes clogged pores that lead to acne.
Washing your pillowcase 2 to 3 times a week is a great way to ward off spots.
Besides, you may try to choose a silk pillowcase that is not only great for your skin but also your hair, as cotton pillowcases can pull and cause friction which in result ends up with breakage on your hair and breakouts on your skin.
On top of that, silk pillowcase has naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which help combat icky substances (like sweat and dust mites), preventing them from wreaking havoc on your skin.
Learn more about how to wash a silk pillowcase.
3. Touching your face with your dirty hand
It is best to try not to touch your face where possible, this will reduce the amount of bacteria being transferred to your face and minimise the amount of spots.
When you try to pop spots you run the risk of pushing bacteria further down into the pores, you can try a pimple patch to stop you from picking and it will help to stop the transfer of bacteria if you end up touching your face.
You can also wash your hands more regularly so if you do touch your face there will be a reduced amount of bacteria being processed on to your face.
If it is the cloth mask that is causing discomfort to your face, try switching to a silk face mask which is more breathable, comfortable, cooling and soft, to prevent further irritation to your face.