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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: How To Know if a Product is Causing Breakouts
This FMF is inspired by a reader, Nica, who's breaking out with a product that she just invested in; take note, INVESTED, meaning it's expensive; sometimes, life can suck like that: you invest in a makeup/skin care brand only to endure a horrifying breakout with it in the end. Some, out of frustration, ditch the product/s right away without thorough analysis while some give it a try and put their detective hats on to discover if the product/s in question are truly causing them breakouts, or something else.
If you're the latter person, then this is a nice topic for you. How do you know if a certain product is causing your breakouts?
If you've been getting unusual recurrences or this is the only time you had a break out in your existence, then something you are using is truly causing the problem, but how do you know which one? Here's a quick guide:
1. Check the ingredients: If you're using a new product, compare the ingredients of your staples vs. the new ones; if your new one has an odd ingredient or something that you've never seen before in your previous and current skin care products, then it's possible that that's what's causing your break outs.
2. Check the consistency. Although this isn't always accurate, it may still be a factor in determining which product is giving you breakouts. If you're using a new formula or something that's slightly different from your usual, your skin may not be taking it nicely. Stop using the new formula for a while and if your breakout stops, then you finally have your answer.
3. Alternate product usage. If you're having a hard time concluding which product is causing your breakouts, then do this; this is what I also do in order to determine the culprit: I stop using one line/product for a week and use the other religiously, and vice versa; this is the long way, but it gets me the correct answer most of the time.
There you have it! I hope this is something that will be of use to you in the coming days. For severe, sudden break outs, make no mistake, head to the dermatologist and seek professional medical help immediately!
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