Do you struggle with acne and are you looking for some simple yet effective ways to fight it for good? Keep reading!
1. Wash Your Face Twice a Day
It can be tempting to wash your face more than twice a day when it's looking dull and underwhelming, but resist the urge because it will in fact do more harm than good - it will dry out your skin and strip away important natural oils.
Get into the habit of washing your face first thing in the morning and last thing at night for best results!
2. Keep a Moisturiser in Your Beauty Bag
Always moisturise straight after washing your face, but also keep doing it frequently throughout the day as skin dries out quickly, especially in summer when the air is muggy and sticky.
It's a good idea to buy a small, hand sized moisturiser and pop it in your beauty bag whenever you go!
3. Lay off Wearing Makeup Every Now and Again
Regular use of make up is an easy habit to get into, and sure it makes you look amazing during the time, but what happens to your skin after you take it off? It will become drier as heavy products like foundation and concealer suck the moisture out of your skin.
There's nothing wrong with wearing make up on a regular basis but it's a good idea to take a break every so often, even if it's just one day of the week where you leave the house with a beautiful, natural face!
4. Always Wash Your Makeup off before Bed
It can seem like a nuisance taking off your make up at the end of the day, especially if you've had a big night and just want to crash! But it's important to take the time to get rid of it as it will ruin your skin overnight while you sleep.
The scary thing about mascara in particular is that if you forget to take it off, it actually dries and weakens your causes, making them become brittle so if you rub your eyes there might be a clump of dead, dry lashes in your hand.
5. Apply a Pimple Cream
Unfortunately no one is immune to those dreaded pimples and zits which always seem to show up at the worst of times!
Buy a small, hand sized cream which you can pop into your beauty bag. Apply after washing and moisturising your face but before you start your daily make up routine.
Use again before bed, again, after you've washed and moisturised for the night. They might not have completely disappeared by morning time, but they will be well on the way to healing!
6. Drink Plenty of Water
Yes, we're told this over and over again but there's so much truth to it!
Drinking water keeps you super hydrated and brightens your skin, especially if you're in the habit of drinking 8 glasses (or more) per day.
There will be a visible difference in the quality and clarity of your skin which is all down to water.
7. Eat Healthy
Remember that our diet plays a really important part in how our skin appears, so if you're breaking out a lot and your struggle with acne seems to be getting worse, it could be time to take a look at your diet.
Consider unhealthy food habits you could potentially cut out of your diet and keep an eye on your skin in the next couple of weeks, it should be visibly improving due to the change!
8. Get Plenty of Rest
Lack of sleep can really mess with your appearance, leaving your skin looking and feeling both dull and underwhelming.
Keep on top of your sleep to ensure you're greeted with a fresh, bright face in the mornings when you look into the mirror!
9. Relax to Reduce Stress Levels
Take time off from your hectic daily life every now and again and put your feet up! We're only human and can only cope with so much, so give yourself a break and do something you find relaxing or even a hobby.
This will significantly reduce stress levels and prevent those pesky breakouts which only stress can cause and be blamed for!
10. Exfoliate Once a Week
Exfoliation only needs to be done once a week, any more will dry your skin since it can be too harsh and rough, as well as ridding those important natural oils. Exfoliating once a week will get rid of dead skin and leave your skin feeling fresh and silky soft!