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How Your Nighttime Routine Affects Your Acne

You’re probably aware of how vital sleep is to your skin and overall health. Particularly when you look at yourself in the mirror after not getting enough sleep last night and see a puffier and more tired-looking version of yourself. But what you may not know is that certain nighttime habits may also negatively impact your skin health?


It is, however, important to point out that while avoiding these bad habits can only help manage mild acne. If you have severe acne, professional help from your dermatologist in our Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA, office, Dr. Trent Massengale or Dr. Joshua Pitre of Atlas Dermatology is crucial. That being said, here are common nighttime habits that are contributing to your acne.


You Are Not Getting Sufficient Restorative Sleep


Besides looking haggard the following day, insufficient sleep also leads to puffiness, dark under eyes, and breakouts. Keep in mind that your body requires proper rest to be able to complete its natural repair processes for recovery.


You Are Not Removing Your Makeup Before Sleeping


Your makeup products, damaging free radicals, oil, and all the other environmental pollutants that have accumulated on your face throughout the day can easily seep deeply into the pores, resulting in breakouts. These can also cause infections, irritation, dryness, and speed up aging.


You Are Not Washing Your Pillowcases and Sheets Regularly


Your hair and skin leave invisible dirt and oil buildup in your sheets that could cause irritation, inflammation, and breakouts. Aim to wash or change your sheets once a week, or your pillowcases, at the very least.


You Are Not Applying Your Skincare Products Before Sleeping


Nighttime skincare products are specifically developed to support the body’s renewal processes and likewise deliver higher concentrations of hydrating and anti-aging ingredients as you slumber. Make sure to follow the nighttime acne routine your dermatologist in our Baton Rouge, LA, or Prairieville, LA, office, recommended.


Speak to Us For Help With Your Acne


Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist in our Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA, office, Dr. Trent Massengale or Dr. Joshua Pitre, here at Dr. Atlas Dermatology, by calling (225) 313-4560 or (844) 313-4560.

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