What Does Your Valentine Have to Do with Your Acne? - Beach Beauty Bar and Acne Clinic

What Does Your Valentine Have to Do with Your Acne?

EVERYTHING. When you are in a romantic relationship, you have to make sure that your partner’s hygiene habits are equal to yours… which means no use of pore clogging ingredients. But how does one embrace the valentine making out without breaking out with acne?!

The only thing you should worry about during a valentine’s day kiss is your enjoyment — not whether or not your face might break out into a full-blown acne breeding ground.  You’re probably wondering how your partner has anything to do with YOUR acne issues.

Do you want clear skin?

As it turns out, there are quite a few less apparent things contributing to your breakouts than you’re aware of.

The products your loved one is using on their face and body are crucial when getting up close and personal.

When we allow another person into our personal space, we’re also giving their skincare products, hair care products and bacteria full access to our skin. Yikes!

Our skin is literally at the mercy of our significant others product choices and hygiene habits. But we have a few tips and some advice to help you combat acne brought on by your mate.

We’ve done some research and we narrowed it down to 3 main acne causing attributes: Skincare products, hair care products and oral hygiene products.

Did you know your boyfriend’s skincare products could contribute to breakouts for you and him? We recommend he use body washes, cleansers and moisturizers that are free from pore clogging ingredients too.

Your man might also be using a body lotion that contains harsh chemicals or fragrance and when that seeps into your facial pores, it’s highly likely to cause a breakout. You wouldn’t think of this as something that could affect your skin but it can.

When you’re kissing – faces are touching, making it a perfect scenario for a transfer of product. Beard oil has 3 main ingredients which are carrier oils, essential oils and preservatives all of which contain pore clogging oils. The most commonly used oil in beard oil brands is coconut oil, which is a huge no-no for acne sensitive skin types.

We recommend: Beachy Clean – Go Gently foaming cleanser and Beachy Clean – Matte Moisture Hydrating Gel.

Remember: Your skin is one huge sponge of an organ, absorbing anything and everything you put on it. Beards and chest hair harbor bacteria, which can cause acne not just on his skin but on yours as well…

Lastly, make sure you’re using acne safe toothpaste and lip products to prevent breaking out when making out.

Toothpaste commonly contains sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Sodium lauryl sulfate is a strong lathering agent. It produces the white foaminess of countless products, including toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, shower gels and facial cleansers. We see it all of the time. Toothpaste causes terrible breakouts around the mouth and chin.

To prevent oral bacteria from getting on your face, make sure to wash your face AFTER you brush your teeth. By washing your face after brushing, you are sure to remove any acne-causing particles that dripped onto your chin or around your mouth while you were brushing!

Not to be over-looked, is what lip products you and your partner are using. Is your partner’s chapstick acne-safe? If you’re kissing (which we hope you are) we recommend using our chap stick. It’s designed specifically for people with acne and doesn’t contain any pore clogging ingredients.

There’s no coconut oil or shea butter, which are killers when it comes to acne. We recommend: Shmidt’s Wondermint toothpaste, Beach Beauty Bar – Acne-Safe Chapstick

A good habit to build is showering before bed or at the very least making sure hair gets washed before hitting the sack at night. Styling products get all over the pillowcases while you sleep and clog your pores. Most people don’t even consider this, but the hair product in your hair is rubbing against your face during the day and if you don’t shower at night, it’s rubbing against your skin while you sleep.

So there you have it!

If you are prone to acne, make certain your love interest is also using acne-safe products so as not to aggravate your skin. Are you ready to go all in for clear skin? Wondering about which ingredients are clogging your pores?

Schedule an acne consultation, and we will provide you everything you need to know to get you clear and confident.

Cheers to clear!


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