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Why is my face breaking out all of a sudden?

Why is my face breaking out all of a sudden?

Siri, why is my face breaking out all of a sudden?


Let’s face it, no one likes breakouts but most of us have gotten them at some point in our lives.


We break down the causes of sudden breakouts and clear any misconcept-skins surrounding the causes of acne and its treatments to find out how you can stay blemish free always!

What causes face breakouts?

Breakouts on the face appear as different types of acne: from mild whiteheads, blackheads to inflammatory types such as papules and pustules, find out how you can banish a blemish or two (or all) by understanding how sudden face breakouts occur.


There are numerous causes of sudden breakouts including:


  • Excess production of oil

Dehydration, over exfoliating, using harsh products and skipping moisturiser contribute to the excessive production of oil. As smooth as your skin feels after cleansing, moisturiser is essential in retaining your skin’s hydration levels which effectively prevents the oil glands from over producing oil to compensate for a lack of water.


  • Using products containing comedogenic ingredients

With the skincare market at probably one of its most saturated states, it’s tempting to try out the newest flashiest moisturiser BUT did you know that there are many products sold that contain skin irritating and clogging ingredients? By knowing which ingredients work in your favour and reading labels before making a purchase, you avoid a sudden case of acne on your face.


Better skin or the latest product to flex? We choose better skin anyday.


  • Hormones

Starting or ending contraceptive pills alongside period hormones are one of the main reasons as to sudden breakouts in the face for women. Conversely, teenage boys and young men have higher levels of androgens, they are more susceptible to developing acne.


  • Bacteria

Tired? Tired and been resting your face in your hands? Or not washing your hands before applying makeup? We’ve got bad and good news for you.


Acne bacteria on the skin flourishes in the excess presence of oil, contributing to the acne development process. However, with daily cleansing and ensuring that your hands stay away from your face for the day, it’s banish-a-blemish, avoid-the-acne day everyday!


  • Build up of dead skin cells and debris

Sleeping with your makeup on or not washing your skin at the end of the day does more damage than what meets the eye.


Oil, makeup residue and pollutants settle in the pores over the course of the day and not cleansing your face results in an accumulation of dead skin cells, debris and oil – acne’s ideal environment to grow in – yikes!


If you wear makeup, double cleansing after your day is done and frequent exfoliation throughout the week ensures that your pores stay clean and clear of any breakouts. On the plus side, your skin gets to fully experience the benefits of your favourite skincare products, leaving you looking refreshed and ready to roll!


Treat yourself – taking exfoliation up a notch

Microdermabrasion, which should ideally be done before Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy Treatment, involves the gentle exfoliation of the skin using a diamond tipped wand which also sucks away dead skin cells. This allows the benefits of the peel as well as the LED Light Therapy to fully activate your skin’s renew and repair capabilities, resulting in a faster recovery in healing acne scars and skin blemishes.


Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy

Using a combination of Salicylic and Dioic Acid, Acne Beta Peel targets acne and breakouts on the surface as well as bacteria within the skin by deeply cleansing and decongesting pores and killing any breakout causing bacteria.

With  LED Light Therapy, your skin’s healing process is accelerated where blue LED Light Therapy emits a deep penetrating light that actively stimulates cells to heal and fight off acne causing bacteria.


Post treatment, Results Active Protect SPF50+ is an ESSENTIAL part of your skincare routine as it nourishes and protects your skin from the sun. Best of all, the Results Active range is formulated specifically to be used in conjunction with our skin treatments, ensuring that you have the most seamless post treatment experience.


Results Laser Clinics is one of Australia’s most trusted provider of Laser Hair Removal, Skin treatments & Cosmetic Injectables. Results Laser Clinic is available nationally & are committed to delivering results that make you look & feel your best.

For more information, call our experts or chat online, to ask any questions, or to arrange a free no commitment consultation.


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