Five Acne Super Tips For Clearer Skin
I have been literally at war with my skin for about 30 years, because of breakouts and sensitive skin reactions to many products. I actually just about cried several years ago when I had to discontinue using birth control pills, and not because of fear of pregnancy either. I knew those pills were keeping my skin fairly clear, even though I was also having some undesirable side effects as well. I just did not want to have to keep messing with my volatile skin. Over the years I have discovered some super tips that have really helped me maintain clearer, healthier and happier skin. Fortunately, I can now deal with my skin problems naturally, using these 5 tips:
- 1. Eat less processed sugar and higher carb foods that can spike blood sugar: Too much insulin in your bloodstream can trigger acne. (source)
- 2. Drink plenty of water throughout the day: Even slight dehydration can cause the skin to become dry and result in dead skin cell buildup which can cause acne. Water flushes out toxins and helps the skin stay balanced. (source)
- 3. Get more sleep: Sleep deprivation increases stress and raises the production of cortisol in your body. Increased levels of cortisol can trigger acne. Proper rest reduces stress and cortisol production.(source)
- 4. Be careful of skincare and makeup ingredients that can aggravate or cause acne: There are many ingredients that can aggravate acne or irritate your skin. This link has a list of known ingredients to watch out for: Ingredients to Avoid
- 5. Try my DIY spot treatment and mask to help breakouts heal faster, and prevent breakouts. Use as a spot treatment to help heal blemishes, and use as a mask to reduce future breakouts. I have been using this for over 25 years and it has been a skincare staple for me. Also there is a link to my favorite DIY skin cleanser that has been helping many people with sensitive skin issues:
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I completely agree with #2 - I somehow got dehydrated on Sunday and Monday morning I woke up with a huge ole zit on my face. Will be trying out your spot treatment tonight! Great article though - think too many people think they need to turn to antibiotic cream or whatnot but it's a lot more under our control than we think to have clear skin.
Hi Michelle, #2 is hard for me, as I have to force myself to remember to drink water. I notice a difference when I drink it regularly.