If you live a healthy lifestyle, your skin will be clear and glowing. On the other hand, a lifestyle of unhealthy eating and unreliable hydration will keep your skin unhealthy and dull no matter how expensive the skincare products you buy.
Get yourself into gear and start practicing new,skin-first habits. Make it easier for you by starting small. Add a salad instead of a side of fries to your meals. Drink flavored water to help you increase your hydration. Spend an afternoon trying out sunblocks till you find one lightweight enough to suit you.
It is not that difficult to achieve skin health if you live a healthy and active lifestyle. You need to know what to do and what to avoid.
Harsh Products May Damage Skin Further
You may be so desperate to get rid of acne or scarring that you use harsh products, which can further irritate your skin. Learn to accept that there is no quick fix. Be patient with your skin and avoid scrubbing it roughly or using products containing alcohol. Always use lukewarm water to wash skin and find a cleanser specially formulated for your skin condition. This will give you the best result for your type of skin. If you need to feel cleaner, use a gentle exfoliating cloth once a week to help remove dead skin and stimulate circulation.
Avoid Clogging Pores
There are many products out there that use gimmicks to attract customer interest. But these gimmicks may do more harm than good for your skin. Microbeads do not exfoliate any better than a cloth and are harmful to the environment. You do not need oily ingredients in your cleanser, as this can clog pores and lead to acne.
Gimmicky products will promise you a quick fix, but that is unrealistic and will worsen issues. These products are terrible if you're trying to heal your acne. Oily products can lead to a buildup of more acne from trapping dead cells and clogging pores.
Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are still the best way to deal with an acne breakout. Use products that are recommended by dermatologists or consult your pharmacist before purchase. This will help you to make smart choices.
Always Wash Your Skin Before Sleep
Sleeping with makeup on can lead to breakouts or make skin problems much worse. Makeup covers the skin and does not allow it to breathe. Also, going to bed with an unwashed face means that you are rubbing off makeup and oil onto your pillows. These secretions will remain on your pillow and continue to irritate your skin every night.
Your skincare routine should include washing your face every night before bed and applying a moisturizer to maintain hydration. Changing your pillowcase weekly will help keep the beneficial effects, and you will begin to see a significant change in your skin health.
Avoid the Sun
There is just no way around this. It would be best if you had a good and reliable sunblock that you reapply regularly while outside. Ultraviolet exposure from the sun is linked to melanomas, wrinkles, and signs of premature aging.
A tan is not worth damaging your skin so permanently. You may not immediately see the damage, but it will show itself as you get older. Make sunblock, sunglasses, and protective clothing an everyday measure, and you will have flawless skin for many years.
Stop Touching Your Skin
Your hands have touched many things that should not be meeting your face. Touching your face can transfer oils, bacteria, and contaminants that can trigger acne, blemishes, and even transmit influenza.
Please wash your hands frequently to avoid accidental touches from being problematic, and keep your hands sanitized to ensure they are clean.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Dirty makeup brushes are a vector for bacteria and dirt to be applied to your skin. Wash them regularly to avoid transferring dead skin cells and bacteria to your face.
Finally, be patient with your skin and yourself when you are on your period. Period breakouts are a real thing and can cause you a lot of grief. But try to remember that it only lasts a while. Use masks to help reduce oil and calm redness, and you will find that the breakout is much more manageable.
Staying calm and working on being relaxed and hydrated can do a lot more good for helping you get to clear and healthy skin than stressing out. It will also help your period go by much faster so you can return to your usual lovely skin health.