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Breaking Out After Being Clear

Have you suddenly been breaking out after being clear for a while? It’s perplexing and maddening all at the same time.

We see it happen occasionally with our clients who have been clear for some time, and they simply need a reminder of do’s and don’ts. 

Acne Triggers Checklist

  • Have you checked in with us to review and adjust your routine lately?
  • Did you change your routine on your own without consulting with us?
  • Are you using other products outside of Beachy Clean Clinical Skincare?
  • Are you using comedogenic makeup or recently switch makeup?
  • Are you using comedogenic hair care?
  • Are you taking the supplements we recommended for you?
  • Are you using fabric softener or dryer sheets in the washer and/or the dryer?
  • Are you consuming dairy/soy products: milk, cheese, and/or yogurt?
  • Are you consuming protein shakes or protein bars (whey or soy)?
  • Are you consuming sushi, seaweed, iodized salt, spirulina, or chlorella?
  • Are you consuming high androgen foods like peanuts, peanut butter, shellfish, or organ meat?
  • Are you taking any medications or drugs or have any medical condition that you haven’t yet disclosed to us?
  • Are you smoking marijuana?
  • Are you under more stress than usual and/or getting enough sleep?
  • Did you recently start taking birth control pills or other form of birth control? Did you review the birth control with us prior to choosing one?

What to Do If You Start Seeing Pimples Again

It’s really quite simple if you start breaking out after being clear. Book a check-in appointment with us (either online or in the clinic). We will review all of these questions with you, as well as dive in more deeply to uncover exactly what may be happening.

In recent conversations with two clients in particular, we found that the coconut oil they are consuming in non-dairy butter and other non-dairy products may be what’s causing them to have an occasional pimple around the mouth. While coconut oil is not safe to apply topically on acne-prone skin, it is fine to consume it in your diet. However, beware of residual coconut oil lingering around your lips.

Acne is sneaky. It looks for any way to surface on your skin, so you have to be diligent about everything you put on your face and into your body.

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Cheers to clear!


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