No one likes pimples and in fact, we all try to avoid getting a breakout at all costs. If you find yourself still suffering from the acne, there are some surprising things that could be your pimple causing culprits.

1. Using sunscreen meant for your body on your face.

You need a sunscreen that is formulated specifically for your delicate facial skin and if you are using the same one that is formulated for your body, it’s too harsh and can lead to breakouts.

2. Applying makeup with dirty brushes.

If you fail to clean your brushes every now and then, makeup gets caked on and is a breeding ground for germs. Picture these germs hidden in all crevasses of the brush and now picture spreading them around and around your face as you apply your makeup each day. It’s not a pretty picture and it can leave you with pimples.

3. Over exfoliating.

When you exfoliate your skin more than three times per week, you are actually doing more harm than good. Your skin will get dried out which in turn makes your oil glands confused and they start working overtime, resulting in acne.

4. Not rinsing your face thoroughly.

You may be using the best cleanser in the world but if you aren’t doing a good job of rinsing it off afterwards, you are allowing it to sit on your skin and clog your pores. And, you guessed it: that leads to more pimples!

5. Using dirty pillowcases, hats, and scarves.

Make sure you are taking the time to wash things like your pillowcases, hats, and scarves at least every two weeks. These are things that can be full of bacteria and they have constant, prolonged contact with your skin which could leave you with acne. Keep them clean so your skin will be fresh and acne free!

Have you found something surprising that was leading to your breakouts? What was your solution and did it help relieve you of your acne? Let us know on our Facebook page. We love hearing from you!

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