What's triggering my breakouts and how to prevent it?

We get regular emails and DM's with customers asking about acne and breakouts. Yearn Skin products deal with fading acne scars, spots and mark's, BUT there's simple ways to prevent breakouts and be proactive before scars, spots and marks appear.

Types of acne/breakouts:

  • Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
  • Blackheads (open plugged pores)
  • Small red, tender bumps (papules)
  • Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips
  • Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)
  • Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)

Acne usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.

There are 4 main factors that trigger acne/breakouts:

  • Excess oil (sebum) production
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells. 
  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation 

Simple ways to PREVENT acne/breakouts:

  • Always use clean towels/face clothes and wash your hands
  • Never fall asleep with makeup
  • Always ensure your pillow case is clean
  • Wash your makeup brushes
  • Sanitise your phone regularly 
  • Sleep with your hair off your face
  • Ensure headbands and hats are clean
  • Avoid random at-home remedies like applying toothpaste to breakouts
  • Wear your hair off your face
  • Don't get hair products in your face
  • Wear a clean face mask daily
  • Don't be too abrasive/rough with your skin
  • Don't use too many active ingredients at a time
  • Don't over exfoliate or cleanse
  • Use the correct skin products
  • Don't use active ingredients on irritated/broken skin
  • Do not put too much friction on your skin (masks, phones, hair)
  • Don't use comedogenic (clogs pores) products like coconut oil, olive oil
  • Avoid consuming too much alcohol, dairy, greasy foods or sugar
  • Stay hydrated with plenty water
  • Avoid oily sunscreens that clogs your pores
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Understanding your skin type and concerns, mean treating it effectively

Yearn Skin Products:

Remember that prevention is always better that cure. Your skin is a living organ, which means its ever-changing. Invest in a great skincare routine, be patient and love your skin at all phases.




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