What to Do When You Spot a Sudden Breakout
It’s happened to all of us…
It’s happened to all of us… You wake up in the morning and give yourself a quick once-over in the mirror. But, oh no! You’ve spotted a sudden breakout that has seemingly come out of nowhere overnight.
Don’t let it ruin your day. The key here is to know why sudden breakouts pop up when they do and how to handle it effectively.
What Causes Sudden Breakouts
The breakouts you’re experiencing on that beautiful face of yours could be caused by any number of things. By figuring out what triggers your breakouts, you’re going to stand a much better chance of clearing up your skin and keeping it that way.
One of the biggest breakout culprits is your hormones, specifically estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. And as you may already know, your hormones can fluctuate, no matter how old you are. It’s not something that’s limited to just teenagers. Those changes can be a result of your menstrual cycle, birth control, medications, and also stress. However, there are plenty of other factors that can cause hormone imbalances.
The reason your hormones trigger breakouts is because androgens cause excess sebum production in your skin, which means your body will start to over-produce oil. This leads to oil and bacteria getting caught in your pores at a much higher rate, causing sudden breakouts. If you think your breakouts could be produced by a hormone imbalance, pay attention to when you’re getting them and what has changed in your life around that time.
Your diet may also be playing a role in the sudden breakouts you’re seeing on your skin. The fact of the matter is, there are foods that have been shown to cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to pimples and acne. You’ll notice this happening when you consume a lot of foods that are high on the glycemic index or high in sugars and carbs, such as white bread, candy, and soda. Eating these types of foods can spike your insulin levels, which increases inflammation.
The last and possibly the most important factor to consider are the skincare products you’re using. Cheap skincare products usually use cheap ingredients, which could have the opposite effect you’re looking for. If you find yourself constantly dealing with random breakouts, try upgrading your skincare routine so you can treat and restore your skin. Meet with your local esthetician to come up with a regimen that’ll work best for you.
How to Treat Breakouts Right Now
Now that you have this blemish on your face, it’s time to do something about it. After all, you’re probably looking to get rid of it as soon as possible. While there’s nothing short of a magic wand that’s going to make your blemishes disappear immediately, you can try a few things to significantly decrease its size and any redness you’re dealing with.
The first and definitely the most important tip is to never pick at your skin. Too many people are guilty of popping their pimples in an attempt to get rid of them quicker. However, by popping your breakouts, there’s a good chance you’re simply going to increase the inflammation, leading to more redness around the area. Plus, you risk spreading bacteria that causes more breakouts and leaving yourself with a scar once the blemish has gone away.
Instead of popping, you want to treat your blemishes with a topical treatment of both a concentrate and treatment cream. A great concentrate to use is Yon-Ka’s Juvenil. It’s an alcohol-free spot treatment that will help get rid of your blemishes without irritating your skin in the process. It does this effectively by using calendula and azulene to soothe the skin. It also has antiseptic properties to kill the bacteria. As for the treatment cream, you can apply Yon-Ka’s Crème 15 as a spot treatment to the affected area. The naturally occurring sulfur of the burdock root eliminates bacteria and balances oil production, while chamomile and arnica soothe the irritation associated with breakouts.