You’re sleeping well, you drink enough water to feed an elephant, you’re religious with skincare and you feel like you’re doing everything right skincare-wise, yet there seems to be something triggering your zits and it’s not just during Aunt Flo’s visit. Well, maybe it’s time to reflect on the habits that may be contributing to those pesky breakouts. Whether you make the occasional slip up or are a constant repeat offender, here are the common blunders and how to rectify them.
Using the wrong moisturiser
Ideally, the right moisturiser for your skin type will feel comfortable and won’t have a greasy feel to it. Even if you’re oily, it’s still important to keep skin hydrated. Opt for a richer cream like Avène Rich Compensating Cream (RM127.35 at Watsons) if you’re extremely dry, travelling on flights or are somewhere with little humidity.
If you’ve got combination to oily skin, lightweight gel textures like Biotherm Aquasource Gel (RM180) or moisturising lotions are great. For sensitive complexions, avoid anything with mineral, coconut and olive oils, silicones and be wary of essential oils as they can potentially irritate. Try Eucerin Ultra Sensitive Moisturising Fluid (RM83.96 at Watsons).