My skin is by no means perfect. I get serious redness, extremely dry skin and my face is sensitive to about 90% of products out there. However, one thing that I have noticed is my lack of breakouts recently and the reason why? Well there is a range of factors. All of which I wanted to share with you today.
I know everyone says this but it’s 100% true. If I have a couple of days of not drinking enough water my skin seriously suffers the consequences. Spots and blemishes quickly appear and worsen further if I have been eating too much junk food (aka Cadburys Crunchies). I aim to try to drink at least two litres of water per day which won’t just keep your skin clear but will also increase your energy levels and reduce fatigue.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE
I cannot stress this point enough. The amount of bacteria and germs that your hands acquire is astonishing and when biting your nails or popping a blemish all that bad stuff is meanwhile invading your pores. Whenever I get a spot I also try to resist the temptation of squeezing it as that always leads to more spots.
Two years ago I had never even heard of an exfoliator and now it has been drilled into my weekly skincare routine. If you are prone to clogged pores this can really help dig out those annoying and tough to squeeze blackheads. It also leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and refreshed.
LESS IS ALWAYS MORE
I see so many youtubers and bloggers who use about seven skincare products in their daily routine which in my opinion is completely unnecessary. It also makes it harder to pin point if a product is breaking you out. I try to stick to three products every morning and night- a cleanser, toner and moisturiser. What else do you need?
ENSURE YOUR PILLOWCASES ARE CLEAN
Not washing your pillowcases enough can seriously cause breakouts. The amount of bacteria that accumulates on your pillow is crazy and can cause blemishes to appear no matter how strict a skincare routine you have. I try to wash my pillow cases at least once a week.
BAN MAKEUP WIPES
I know I previously said less is more but this does not apply to makeup wipes. I must admit I was previously guilty of the lazy girl regime but have since learned from my ways and now have a stable routine which leaves my skin feeling amazingly refreshed and (most of the time) clear. Using wipes definitely saves time and are great for the gym but when it comes to taking off your makeup you need to find a product that takes off every ounce of makeup on your face. I love using a toner after my cleanser to ensure every trace of the day is swiped off my face.
To finish of my skincare routine I have recently been using a facial oil to give a healthy glow to the face. I love this one by Botanics which keeps my skin feeling beautifully soft and radiant. I’ve also been mixing it in with my foundation to create a lovely natural base. It’s currently £8.62 in Boots so definitely grab a bargain while you can.
I’d love to hear in the comments what your top tips are for keeping your skin at bay.