Breakouts or spot prone skin is something most people will suffer with at some stage in their life. It’s also the question I’ve been asked most frequently whilst working as a beauty therapist “how can I get clearer skin” so instead of looking for an overnight cure or quick fix which inevitably will not deliver result’s, try making these small daily changes to improve the condition of your skin.
1. Wash your makeup brushes weekly and any mechanical cleansing devices daily.
2. When purchasing a sun screen look for the words non-comedogenic (which mean’s does not block pores)
3. Throw away any out of date makeup.
4. Wash your pillowcases once a week. Bacteria on your bedding can cause breakouts.
5. Establish a regular skincare routine.
6. Use a clean fresh muslin/washcloth daily to cleanse your face.
7. Avoid excessive alcohol in beauty products, they will dry out your skin upsetting it’s natural PH balance.
8. If you are wearing sunscreen or a makeup that contains SPF, you need to double cleanse to ensure it’s complete removal.
9. Use a clarifying face mask weekly – A clay based mask.
10. Look for toners containing Salicylic (BHA) acid which help alleviate blocked pores and dead skin cells.
11. Drink eight glasses of water a day.
12. Do not cleanse your face with micellar water. It is a makeup remover, not a cleanser.
13. Do not use cleansing wipes, they do not cleanse your face sufficiently.
14. Spend some extra time makeup free.
15. Incorporate lots of leafy greens into your diet, as well as other skin clearing foods.
16. Botanical Cleansing balms/oils do not cause breakout’s they are nourishing and restorative for the skin.
17. Stop touching your face. The bacteria on your fingers will make any skin problems worse
18. Recommendation’s are great but be aware what work’s for some one else may not work for you, your skincare routine should be specific to you.
19. Pay attention to your diet, is there a link between your breakouts and diet?
20. Never go to bed without taking off your makeup.
21. Should your skin not improve then it’s time to contact the professionals, a beauty therapist/facialist or dermatologist. If you have persistent break out’s that you feel are severe enough to be affecting you in a negative way do what ever it takes to see a dermatologist.
What’s your favourite skincare product’s or tips?
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Article originally written by Abracadabra Girl for www.bookyourlifestyle.com