When I was a teenager, it was normal to have acne on your face, and at the time I had an average amount of acne and blemishes in my T-zone. If I am wearing makeup, it is mostly mascara and eye shadow. I don’t own a foundation, because if you wear too many products on your skin, it stops it from being able to breathe. It’s important to wear sunscreen everyday! Sunscreen is your best friend, and is the one product we all need to wear before leaving the house. Your skin contributes to your overall health and well being. Not only does good skin give you confidence, but it reflects your lifestyle, your environment and your inner body.
After a stressful time the last few months, my face has broken out in acne more than I’ve ever experienced. Good skin is like putting on a clean shirt straight from the dryer when it’s still warm and toasty. Try to not stay in the sun too long because the sun can really age the skin. Drink enough water during the day to stay hydrated and remember to eat fruits and vegetables every day. From past experience, I’m not someone who likes to go to the gym, but I find going for long walks, sometimes 2-3 hours really reduces stress. Find a form of exercise that suits you. It’s also important to note that Acne can affect anyone at any age, but there are different ways in reducing acne that will suit each of us.
If you’re a sweet tooth like me, try to gradually reduce the amount of sweet things you eat in a day. I know this is a difficult one for me, because I absolutely love pastries and anything chocolate. I think it’s definitely okay to eat it, but not everyday. Your teeth will thank you for it as well. If you have had acne for several months, and it feels like it’s not going away, an area to look at is the products you’re using. I used to use a product that heavily dried out my skin and caused patches of red, and then there were other products that didn’t reduce the pimples, but seemed to invite a new one each day.
If you have sensitive skin, avoid using products that have alcohol or ingredients that are very strong. I like using organic products, and the organic products I’ve used for my back, has managed to clear all my bacne! However, once the bacne said goodbye, they all said hello on my face. Less is more when it comes to your skin. I really believe that your skin, a long with your beautiful smile, is literally the best makeup you can wear. There’s no amount of makeup that can cover your face that can compare with your natural beauty. It’s just a matter of taking good care of yourself. Our skin is always trying to tell us something, and in this case it was telling me that I was feeling stressed.
It’s important to know your skin type, because then you can use the right products. Some people who have dry skin may need to moisturise more regularly, and those with oily skin might need a certain kind of cleanser. The causes of acne range from hormones, stress, diet, exercise, sleep, lifestyle to simple things like touching your face with your hands. Clear skin is like a beautiful smile on your face. A smile is the best makeup you can wear. Are you also struggling with acne? What products have you been using for it? I’d love to know. Here’s to the journey to better skin, and hopefully in the next few months things will be clearing out.