Are you envious of others who seem to have life figured out and have great looking skin too? It can be hard not be jealous when you are experiencing acne breakouts or other skin problems. Skin blemishes can range from mild to severe and they can damage your self-confidence.
Just imagine if you could wake up one morning and have perfect, glowing skin. You can if you put in the effort. We found that it is important to develop a healthy skin care routine and use it on a daily basis. With a few simple changes, you can achieve great skin. You can even work with a dermatologist to help you determine the cause of your acne. Focus on eliminating the cause of your acne and start healing your acne scars or blemishes today.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is not only important for healthy, glowing skin, but your body can’t function properly if you are constantly dehydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps flush the toxins out of your body.
Acne is just one of the many symptoms of toxic overload. Dehydration can also make your skin appear dry, dull, tight, and flakey. Dry skin can be just as unappealing as acne.
Remove Your Makeup Before Bed
Have you ever been so tired and gone to bed with your makeup on? It won’t hurt you if you do it once but don’t make it part of your bedtime normal routine.
Going to sleep with your makeup on can cause clogged pores, trap oil and dirt, and cause your skin to age faster. Plus, with a layer of makeup on, your skin isn’t able to naturally shed skin cells. Dead skin cells can make your face look dull and dry. Gently exfoliate your skin to help remove dead skin cells.
Before you head out for the day, always use sunscreen. Any time that you spend in the sun can lead to fine lines and brown spots, even if you only plan on walking from the car into the office. Most people don’t realize that even minimal sun exposure can lead to damage.
Leave Your Pimples Alone
As tempting as it is, it is best to leave your pimples alone and let them heal on their own. If you have a problem zit, it is best to see a dermatologist to take care of it. A dermatologist can either drain it properly or give you a local cortisone shot to help reduce swelling and inflammation. If you get frequent breakouts, please see your doctor for treatment to help prevent breakouts. They can help you prevent breakouts before they start.
Squeezing your pimples can further irritate your skin and push bacteria deeper into your pores. Don’t pick at your pimples either, doing so can cause long-term scarring or leave deep pits on your face.
Next time that pimple is throbbing, reach for an ice cube and place it over the pimple for 20 to 30 seconds several times a day. The ice will help reduce swelling and inflammation.
Regular exercise can help improve circulation, your mood, reduce stress, and keep your weight in check. When our bodies are stressed out, our bodies produce a chemical called cortisol. Too much cortisol production can lead to acne breakouts, premature aging, and belly fat. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise several times a week.
Plan Weekly Facials
Do pamper yourself with a weekly facial. A facial can help relieve facial tension, detox the skin, and improve circulation. Plus, it feels great too. If you can afford to put a professional facial into your budget on a regular basis, we highly recommend that too.
Eating healthy food choices can greatly improve your skin. According to Dr. Fusco, when you eat too many carbs it tends to speed up Glycation. Glycation causes sugar molecules to latch onto skin cells and the molecules become malformed. The molecules also will accelerate collagen break down. Collagen gives your skin its elasticity, helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and adds moisture to your skin. Eating too many carbs has also been linked to acne breakouts.
Skip the processed foods and aim to eat more nutritious foods. Aim to eat more fruits, vegetables, and protein.
Use Antioxidant Serum
Adding an antioxidant serum to your morning or nightly skin routine can help repair the damage to your skin. Always apply it before you use sunscreen or SPF face cream.
Get Plenty of Sleep
It is important that you make sure that you get enough sleep each night. Your body works hard while you are at rest to undo the damage that is done throughout the day. If you want great skin, you should aim to sleep 7 to 9 hours on a daily basis.
There is no reason that you need to be jealous next time you see someone with great skin. Using our tips and putting in the effort to care for your skin can yield the same results as those who already have great skin. Consistency is key when it comes to achieving and maintaining great skin.