11 Surprising Reasons You Still Have Acne Despite Trying to Get Rid of It

3. Your Makeup Brushes Are Dirty

When was the last time you washed your makeup brushes? “If you aren’t cleaning your makeup brushes, they could harbor bacteria that cause you to break out,” says Farber. To help prevent all those germs from ending up on your face, aim to wash concealer and foundation brushes at least once a week, and you should see an improvement in your skin.


4. You’re Using The Wrong Makeup

If you’re someone who wears makeup everyday, it may be worth it to update your brands — especially if your acne is persistent. “Non-mineral makeups may contain a long list of ingredients with harsh chemicals, dyes, fragrance, and preservatives. These ingredients are known irritants for many people,” RealSelf contributor Dr. Joel Schlessinger, tells Bustle. “Non-mineral formulas are often liquid, and far more likely to soak into the skin, clogging pores, and exacerbating acne. They also usually contain oil, which can cause a disruption in the skin’s natural balance.”

Many people see an improvement in their skin after switching to mineral makeup. “Made from natural minerals that are mined from the earth, mineral makeup is designed to remain on the skin’s surface, creating a natural barrier against environmental factors,” Schlessinger says. “Because it stays on top of the skin, mineral makeup won’t clog pores, making it a great option for those who are prone to acne.”



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