It’s one thing if your skin is breaking out when you’re PMS-ing, or when you’re stressed. Yes, it’s annoying, but at least it makes sense. But it’s maddening when your face is dotted with zits for no apparent reason. Why, why, why? So, if you’re skin is breaking out and it’s one big mystery, here are three unexpected reasons to consider. 


We all spend a fair amount of time sleeping every single day, but we give little to no thought to our pillows and pillowcases. The truth is, they collect bacteria, sweat, and makeup residue, and  that can irritate skin. 

You might even have an allergic reaction to the fabrics or materials in the cases or pillow, so this might be something to check out, too.


It’s gross, but true: your cellphone could have 10 times more bacteria on it than the average toilet seat, according to research from the University of Arizona. Yuck! So, if you go from scrolling and texting to touching your face, there’s a very good chance you’re exposing your skin to lots of germs.

Hair products 

When we talk about skin break outs, we tend to focus on skincare products, but don’t forget about your hair products. They can irritate the skin, too. Especially if they’re coming into contact with your skin. So, be sure to cleanse your face after washing and conditioning your hair to prevent any buildup.

It’s also a good idea to keep styling products away from the face as much as possible, too. 

Long before Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she stole our hearts with her fabulous style. And now that she’s the Duchess of Sussex, she continues to wow everyone with her trend-setting outfits. Markle recently stepped out with Prince Harry for the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London, and everyone is obsessing over her dress. And it’s not hard to see why. Her pink trench dress is a classic. And if you want one of your own, here are the best dupes.

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly three percent of U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder. This disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder, and like the name suggests, it’s marked with dramatic shifts in mood and energy. It goes without saying that individuals with bipolar disorder are seriously affected by these shifts, and sometimes these individuals require hospitalizations. However, a recent study shows that the use of probiotics may actually help to lower hospitalizations for people with bipolar disorder.

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