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Daily Common Sense Skin Care Tips

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Never assume every product is right for you

There are ingredients used in cosmetic products that do clog pores and help to create or maintain an acne breakout. Ingredients derived from myristic acid  such as isopropyl myristate which is derived from isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid are common but can be irritating to the skin.  Be mindful of ingredients in a product.

Immediately take a shower after a work out 

Damp hot environments allow bacteria to grow and multiply leading to acne or a skin infection.

Remove makeup before working out

When exercising the pores release bacteria, oil, and dirt when you sweat. However, makeup will block this release and can increase the chances of an acne breakout.

Stop touching the face

Simple but true. Fingers contain countless germs and bacteria. (doorknobs, gym equipment, handshakes, a captured cough or sneeze, keyboards, buttons, etc)  All of this is transplanted to the face every time it comes into contacts with fingers.  It helps to create or maintain acne.

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FYI: Ingredients that Clog Facial Pores

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Comedogenicity:  It is the term used to describe how likely an ingredient or product will clog your pores. The internet will find several charts that list several products level of comedogenicity. A high rating of comedogenicity doesn’t necessarily mean the product will  irritate the face or cause acne.  However, acne prone skin chances have an increased chance that acne will occur or become worse.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: A mixture of sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, and sodium salt that is the detergent in everyday products. In extremely high heat and its natural state the chemical compound will produce a toxic fume.

Isopropyl Myristate: A manufactured oil that is created by condensing myristic acid with isopropyl alcohol. It is used as an emollient, lubricant, and to help get rid of head lice. It is easily absorbed by the skin, decreases the greasy feeling of products, and helps skin products to penetrate the skin. It may create a breakout of acne.

 

More definitions for other ingredients can be read in the ever expanding glossary.