Picture this scene: You’re getting ready for a big day. It might be a first date, class picture day at school, or a job interview with your potential future boss. Then you notice a huge zit smack in the middle of your face where everyone can see it!
Nothing kills confidence faster than an unexpected breakout. Acne is caused by several factors such as stress, poor hygiene, and hormonal changes. If your breakouts are stressing you now, here are some steps you can take to remedy them.
If you have a pimple, don't touch it
Let’s face it: our hands are exposed to so much dirt and bacteria every day, so the less you touch your skin, the better. While it is tempting to fuss over your zit, and even want to pop it, it will only make your skin problems worse.
Wash your face with gentle cleansers
It’s also best to retest your old cleanser to see if it’s right for your skin. Your skin changes over time, so what works for you now might no longer do. The wrong cleanser could either dry out your skin or cause it to become oilier. Watch out for tell-tale signs like redness, roughness, and sensitivity. Consult a dermatologist if your cleanser isn’t working for you.
Keep the oiliness at bay
If you’re going out, it’s totally understandable to want to cover up your pimples. With the right foundation, you can smoothen out the appearance of your skin instantly. For long days, we recommend you to bring some face wipes to freshen up, and remove, grime, sweat, and make up before they clog up your pores. Blotting paper also works wonders to remove oil and prevent breakouts.
Learn to de-stress
Stress has such a big influence on your skin’s overall look. It can cause puffy eye bags, redness, and acne! Make it a point to end each day with a relaxing skincare routine, and speak kinder words to yourself. Yes, you have a pimple, but it does not make you any less of an amazing person. There are several ways to practice self-care such as taking a hot shower, lighting a scented candle, or journaling! Don't forget to take your vitamins as well.
Change your sheets
It’s important to keep your surroundings clean if you want to treat acne, especially surfaces that touch your skin directly. These include bed sheets, pillowcases, and blankets. You will be surprised at the amount of dust and allergens that could be stuck in these. Make sure to vacuum the floor, ceiling, tables, and other spots where dust accumulates inside your room. By doing this simple task it can help clear out your skin, and your room which is a win-win!
Make sleep a priority
Sleeplessness leads to lack of immunity and skin deterioration, so load up on those zzzs’s! Eight hours of sleep daily will do wonders for your skin. Melatonin helps you fall into a deeper, more rejuvenating slumber. Another trick is to meditate before sleeping. Deep breaths will help bring in more oxygen to your brain, too!
Overall, remember that your skin is connected to your body. It reflects our internal state. On top of your skincare, prioritize keeping yourself happy and healthy. So, de-stress as often as you can! Keep a positive attitude that will show in your glow!