hen you have issues with your teeth, you go to the dentist. When your eyes are bothering you, you head to an ophthalmologist. If your skin is breaking out, your first response might be to head to a dermatologist, but new research tells us there’s another kind of doctor that may be able to address your skin issues in a more comprehensive way.
There are a number of factors that can directly affect your skin’s appearance.
We all know that skin blemishes can definitely wreck your day. Even the most confident people in the world have had to deal with an inconvenient zit (as if there’s such a thing as a convenient zit). It’s the pits.
If you’ve ever struggled with skin issues (and most of us have), you’re probably aware that there are a number of things that can cause you to break out. Some of them are more obvious than others.
For instance, you’ve probably heard that eating junk food can cause breakouts.
This one is nothing new. Eating a bunch of junk food can definitely have an effect on your skin, but cookies and pizza aren’t the only culprits.
As it turns out, eating spicy foods can also cause breakouts. This is due to the acidic lycopene that is often found in spicy foods (either hiding in tomatoes or peppers). The lycopene can mess up your body’s pH levels and eventually cause acne. Of course, this effect isn’t universal. Some people breakout when they eat dairy, some are affected more by bread. It all depends on the person.
Cold weather can also be an acne trigger.
This is because the combination of cold air outside and warmer air inside causes your skin to dry out.
When your skin is dry, your pores may start to overproduce oil, which in turn causes breakouts. When you see how oily your skin is getting, you might be tempted to treat it with drying ingredients, but don’t!
Instead, even though it may feel counterintuitive, try moisturizing it. The moisture will help balance you out, and your skin will be less tempted to overproduce oil. Magic!
Another surprising breakout trigger? Making out with bearded people!
Yep, if your significant other is rocking a little bit of scruff, you might notice breakouts on your own face.
When you kiss someone with a beard, their beard can scratch against your pores. This can also trigger overproduction of oil, which in turn causes blemishes.
We’re not trying to ban kissing or anything, though! We’re just passing along the information. Knowledge is power.
Different medications might also impact your skin health.
Any time you’re putting medicine into your body, it can also affect your skin.
These factors may not be completely surprising to you, but recent research has brought to light yet another factor that could make your skin freak out…
And it’s definitely not what you’d expect.