Nothing is more frustrating than broken out skin, especially if it pops up right before an important event. Skin imperfections can drastically lower your confidence! So… how far do you go when it comes to trying strange things that people swear by working, that appear absolutely crazy? Well my skin irritations have gotten me trying all sorts of “I swear by this” tricks. Just the other night I was smearing honey all over my face in a desperate plea. I can’t say it helped, but I can’t say it hurt. It did make me really want to lick my face clean in a Pooh like fashion.
However, clear skin may be easier to achieve than you think with a few simple tips. Sometimes a breakout is inevitable but try to hold them back by following these essential guidelines. None of these are crazy, but common ways to keep your skin bacteria free and clear!
Take off your makeup
You should NEVER NEVER keep your makeup on. It clogs your pores and doesn’t allow the skin to breathe as it should each night.
Give your skin those nutrients they need. Avoid sugar and dairy. Get in many darker greens! Have skin strengthening Omega-3 acids from chia seeds, salmon, etc. As always, drink more water!
Exfoliating off that dry skin is important. Do it about 1x a week.
Oatmeal Acne Scrub – 2 tbsp oatmeal, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp honey
Honey Coconut Oil scrub
No matter if your skin is broken out or clear, wrinkles aren’t cute. Protect your face from burning and future wrinkles by wearing a sunscreen. It’s easy to just buy a moisturizer with a SPF of 15.
Even if you skin is oily, don’t over dry. Cracking open skin lets even more bacteria in!