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Skin Breakouts While Staying At Home? Here’s Why

Ever wondered why you’re skin is breaking out even if you’re just staying at home during community quarantine?

Surprisingly, the culprit behind acne breakouts are the everyday objects you use around the house. We list the household items that may lead to breakouts and the remedies to help your skin glow.

1. Phone

You would not believe how many bacteria live on the mobile phones you hold every day. Imagine putting all that bacteria on your face when you answer a call! So, be sure to sanitize your phones regularly.


2. Pillowcases and Blankets

According to the Good Housekeeping Institute, you should wash your beddings at least once every two weeks. If you sweat a lot during the night, try washing them at least once a week.


3. Clothes

Most germs can survive on fabrics for some time. When people take off the clothes they’ve worn for the day, they often let it slide up their faces, and that may be one of the causes of acne breakouts. Make sure to avoid letting the fabric touch your face when you put it on or take it off.


4. Reusable Face Mask

In the new normal, face masks are now a part of the OOTD and it’s important to ensure they’re fully sanitized before we use them. Bacteria may also be present, which can cause breakouts when we wear masks without properly washing them.

Now that we’ve taken you through items you should be wary of, what products should you use? There are plenty of skincare products you can buy online that may seem promising. But if you’re trying out a new brand, always check the reviews first, ideally from people that have the same skin type as you.

Here are 5 helpful products you can try:


1. Air Purifier

Poor ventilation may be a cause of acne as it traps airborne particles, such as pollution, pollen, and the like. Since the COVID-19 virus and community quarantine keep most people at home, an indoor air purifier may be a good solution. Not only does it help filter the air around you, but it may also improve your skin by healing acne, reducing rashes and dryness, and even slowing down the aging process.


2. Face Tissues

Avoid using a face towel to wipe your face. Instead, give face tissues a try as they’re more gentle on the skin. No tissues on hand? Your hands may be the next best thing!


3. Toner

If you have acne scars, consider incorporating a toner into your skincare routine. There are a lot of great options in the market you can explore. For instance, you can try the cult-favorite Pixi Glow Tonic, which is available on online shopping apps, such as Sephora or BeautyMNL.


4. Moisturizer

Never, ever forget to moisturize your face if you want beautiful skin. Scour your favorite beauty sites and stores for what works for you. You can also try the beauty award-winning La Mer Moisturizing Cream. If you have oily skin, it’s advisable to use moisturizers more often. The reason? Your skin may produce more oil due to the fact that it thinks it’s dry. Once you apply moisturizer, it will stay hydrated and produce less oil.


5. Serum

For those that have dry skin, make sure to put a generous amount of serum. Then, if it persists, follow it up with a moisturizer. If you want natural rosy cheeks and soft skin, then check out Skin Potions, which has one of the best locally made serums. It’s available on online apps, such as BeautyMNL.



Videos courtesy of Tech Insider, Science Insider, Seeker, Inside Edition, Fresh Air Genie, and the KLOG.

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