Posted October 14, 2013 by Marie-D in Women Empowerment

LADIES: Find Out Wacky Acne Triggers And FIX IT!


Ever wonder what is causing your break-outs? Hormones aren’t the only thing to blame for the pesky pimples. Stress is one of many, but did you know toothpaste, hair products and more can cause acne? Learn about some of these acne triggers and how to fix it.



The products used on your hair can block pores. Sometimes we play in our hair then we touch our face with out even realizing.Next thing you know it’s zit central! Research show that oily hair causes pimples on the forehead. The oil glands feed acne causing bacteria.

To avoid acne and to keep pores clear use a salicylic acid pad twice a day. If you have oily hair I would suggest washing your hair once a week.

Birth Control

This may be an issue for some. While everyone reacts differently when taking birth controls, some us experience acne problems. According to Dr. Hirsch, everyone’s estrogen and progesterone balance is unique and changes throughout her cycle. Although birth control affect women in different way, some experience breakouts.

Dr. Hirsch suggests talking to your gyno for a new pill. Until you find the one best for you.


Those small red bumps around your mouth may be perioral dermatitis, which mainly affects young women. Its a reaction due to certain ingredients in toothpaste.

If this occurs switch your toothpaste for a fluoride-free non whitening paste. Stay away from acne products and use sensitive-skin formulas until things clear up.

Make-Up Remover

Pore-clogging cosmetics can combine with your natural skin oil to cause breakouts called acne cosmetica. After a long day, makeup, oil and dirt build-up, a triple threat that easily clogs pores, traps acne-causing bacteria and results in breakouts. It’s not usually the product, its how we remove our make-up.

Look for noncomedogenic products and wash your face thoroughly and gently every night.

Big Plans

“Good” stress, like vacationing or getting ready for a big celebration, triggers breakouts. That’s why a huge pimple pops up on your wedding day or before a big date. Stress also increases the severity of breakout. The result? Bigger, redder, and more inflamed and painful pimples.

Use acne products with ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to clear up stress-induced breakouts. To prevent future flare-ups, find a way to calm your nerves, whether it’s yoga, deep-breathing or watching a chick flick.


Here is a list products you can use to fix it:

Origins Spot Remover – $28

Proactiv+ Pore Treatment – $30

Let Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Complete Hair Shampoo – $6 (You can rinse over scalp and face to kill bacteria)

Stash Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes – $8

Clarisonic Mia 2 – (kit) $169 (for a deep cleanse)


Source: LadiSav