Either you are blessed with a problem free skin or you work hard to get one! There are no two ways about it. I am sorry to reveal the harsh truth but that’s how things are! I am definitely not one of those lucky few born with a great skin. In fact I have a very sensitive skin that can break out at the drop of the handkerchief. So I really need to take a lot of care to keep my skin acne-free. Here are some skin care tips that I have found to be extremely helpful and I hope they can help you too. Read on 🙂
Keep you face clean all the time. An unclean face with pores clogged by dirt and make-up is one of the prime reasons that causes a skin to break-out. So, even if you have had a tiring day and want to crash into your bed the moment you reach home, do your skin a favor; remove all traces of make up, clean your face with a face wash for sensitive skin and rub some moisturizer before you hit the sheets. Use a scrub once or twice a week to clean your pores further and it will really help keep acne at bay!
Deep cleansing once a week helps a great deal in removing break-outs and maintaining a healthy glow in the skin. Use steam and face packs of your choice to deep cleanse. Read my post Beauty Au Naturel on natural skin care that can be extremely beneficial in finding the right ingredient for your skin type.
Keep your hands off your face
We all hate acne and want to get rid of them as soon as possible, but touching your acnes, picking on them is seriously going to do more harm than good. The best practice is to absolutely ignore your acnes no matter how hard it may seem and of course your skin will thank you in return!
I understand that most of us try to skip the moisturizing part as to not aggravate the existing pimples and acnes but did you know that if you do not use moisturizer your skin tends to produce more oil to keep it hydrated? A moisturiser is an integral part of skin care routine even if you have a very sensitive skin. Look for moisturisers with ingredients like salicylic acid, aloe vera, tea tree oil, sandalwood oil with antiseptic and oil control properties that can significantly control acne and keep the skin hydrated and glowing.
Choose you make-up Carefully
We all love to put on some make up and hide those little flaws of our skin, but wrong make up can not only ruin your looks but can create havoc on your skin health as well. Look for products that are meant for sensitive acne-prone skin. Ideal make-up items for acne prone skin are non-comedogenic (that do not clog pores) and oil free. Ensure you read the information well before investing on your next concealer, BB cream or foundation.
Flush out toxins
Your overall health reflects in your skin so try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keeping yourself clean inside out is the first step towards achieving it. Drink a warm glass of water with lemon and honey the first thing in the morning to flush out all the toxins and increase your water intake all through out the day. Avoid too much of caffeinated drinks and take resort to fruit and vegetable juices whenever you can. Healthy fluid flushes out toxins from the body and help prevent acne to a great extent.
Certain food are proven to be enemies of acne-prone skins and you’d love to avoid them at any cost. Try to keep your consumption of deep fried food, too much of sugar and refined flour to a minimum. However, not all kinds of food may effect everyone, so you’ll also need to see what kind of food items cause your skin to break out. For instance, I haven’t put coffee in the list but coffee (because it’s not scientifically proven that coffee can cause your skin to break out) in particular has given me my worst days of acne!
We all know the positive aspects of regular exercise but did you know that working out regularly even for half an hour can actually do wonders to your skin? A simple half an hour of cardio can make your skin sweat, there by opening up all clogged pores and pushing out all traces of dirt and oil that eventually lead to break outs.
Get Good Sleep
A good night sleep goes a long way in keeping you healthy and same holds true for the health of your skin as well and keep your skin acne free. Try to get regular and timely sleep of at least 7-8 hours every night. Try to maintain a regular sleep cycle and avoid late night caffeinated drinks that can hamper a sound sleep.
Relax and Stay Happy
Keep calm and stay happy at the end of it all. Loosing sleep over one acne can lead to just one thing, more acne! Stress has been a proven cause of acne and that is why maintaining a healthy, happy lifestyle goes a long way in getting a healthy glowing skin.