Skin Matters

Why Do My Pimples Keep Coming Back?

Nope, it's totally not a coincidence.

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Have you ever experienced successfully curing a pimple only to find it re-emerging (on the same exact spot again!) after a few weeks? We tracked down some of the most probable causes for your recurring breakouts and dish on the best anti-pimple solution for your skin.

Pimple Cause #1: You keep touching your face

The pole in the MRT, the door knob in your office toilet, the money you used to pay your cab fare—literally everything we touch on a daily basis is filled with germs and bacteria. If you have a habit of touching your face, you might end up transferring bacteria on your face, which in turn can lead to nasty (and regular) breakouts. Quit picking and wash your hands often if you’re guilty!

Pimple Cause #2: Your hair.

Love your cute and stylish bangs? It could be to blame for the pimples on your forehead. If you opt to shampoo your hair only three to four times a week, then the dirt and oil on your hair is also sticking to your skin. Always keep your strands away from your face (or wash them more often) if this seems to be the culprit. 

Pimple Cause #3: You don’t clean your phone.

 

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Notice more acne on your cheeks? It could be because of your frequent phone calls. Your mobile phone is filled with bacteria that can wreak havoc on your skin. Remember, it’s picking up bacteria from all the tables and surfaces that you leave it on, too. Make it a habit to swipe down your phone with an anti-bacterial wipe every night to help keep breakouts at bay.

Pimple Cause #4: Your towel.

No matter how diligent your are with your cleansing routine, if you dry your face with a dirty towel, then it’s pretty much pointless. Always make sure that you change your towels every week and allow them to dry properly, so they don’t become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Pimple Cause 5: You pick on your pimples 

While it’s satisfying to pick and pop your pimples, doing so can actually worsen your skin situation. If you keep doing this, you don’t allow your skin to heal properly and you might even end up spreading the pimple-causing bacteria to other parts of your face and body.

Your Anti-Pimple Solution

If these bad habits always get the best of your skin, help fight it by having a good skincare routine that keeps your face clean and bacteria-free. Look for a facial wash that has the Active Thymo-T technology, since it’s the latest and the most effective way to get rid of pimples for good. It has two key ingredients: Thymol (which creates holes in the cell wall of the bacteria) and Terpineol (this destroys the bacteria itself, leading to flawless skin and zero breakouts). Once you have these in your beauty arsenal, then you can prevent and say buh-bye to those recurring pimples once and for all.

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