The Daily Makeover recently highlighted some common activities that could be contributing to your acne flares—and, luckily, simply changing up some of your habits ways can help significantly. Keep reading to get the scoop plus a few tips of our own! Pimples on the back and chest are more likely to occur when one forgoes a shower after working out. You can also consider changing up your workout clothes if you are having problems with body acne breakouts. Light, breathable fabrics, such as cotton and other natural materials, in a loose fit are less likely to cause friction or lock in moisture. If you prefer to exercise unhindered by loose clothing, try moisture-wicking options specially designed for working out.
The Instagram body positive movement has been going strong for several years now. It has helped people across the world embrace their body shapes, stretch marks, stomach rolls and thunder thighs. Acne can be an issue for men and women well into adulthood. It can cause people to isolate themselves and even trigger mental health problems. Take it from someone who knows. But now, a growing number of people have decided to stop feeling embarrassed by the clusters of spots creeping up their faces and have started to own their acne instead. Kendall Jenner is leading the movement, after posing with her acne on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
I was 27 when it happened. Then, after two months of unrelenting spots, my partner of almost four years suddenly left me. Was I too much? Did I cry too many times after removing my makeup? Did the sight of my inflamed, weeping spots make him feel sick? At the time it confirmed my worst fear — that acne had rendered me unlovable and now I had to date with it.