For a couple of years now, I've had random spurts of bad breakouts, mixed with a few months of great skin, and then back to having breakouts, but now it seems like I ALWAYS have at least two zits or more, it's quite annoying! right when I feel I have a handle on it, it comes right back, I just want a fool proof regimine to live by that will keep me cleared up! Has anyone experienced this? How did you fix it!? (specific product brands please). I have combination skin, sometimes it's oily in my t-zone and sometimes it's as dry as a desert. HELP!
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Well, I've never suffered from acne, but I do get the occasional spot, so I'll share with you what I do to try to avoid pimples!
1.) I don't have any bangs. Bangs have oil in them and that spreads to your face causing, obviously, oil build up! If you do have bangs, either grow them out or wash them EVERY SINGLE DAY (which isn't healthy for your hair in the first place.)
2.) I don't use regular foundation, I invested in an airbrushing system and let me tell you, it's been a GOD SEND for my skin. Every application is 100% sanitary and there is absolutely NO bacteria involved or clogging of your pores to create acne (now, if you can't afford the air brushing kit, wash your foundation brush EVERY NIGHT or wash your hands to apply foundation)
3.) I don't use facial cleansers because they're too harsh and chemical-y. They make the face dry out and causes people to use even more harsh products to fix it! (moisturizers, etc) I wash my face with oatmeal- yes oatmeal. I take it in my hand and run my closed fist full of oatmeal under a LUKEWARM faucet getting them soaked, and then I rub them gently all over my face taking off the day's grime (I do this twice daily.) The oatmeal evens out skin tone and it naturally cleansing. It also exfoliates and doesn't dry out your face! (: I haven't used a real facial cleanser or moisturizer in WEEKS and my skin is amazing!
4.) Wash your pillow case as much as possible!
5.) Drink as much water as your body can hold. Forget 64 ounces, GO FOR MORE! I always have water with me- ALWAYS. In my car, in my bedroom, in the kitchen, everywhere! I gave up coke for lent and haven't had a carbonated beverage since then because they make me sick now. I drink un-caffeinated, un-sweetened tea, water, and all-natural smoothies with the occasional lemonade now. YUM! (:
6.) Get 8+ hours of sleep every night. This gives your skin time to heal and rejuvenate.
7.) Like I put in bold earlier, if you do wash your face, don't use cold water because it will close your pores before the cleanser can even work and don't use hot water because it's harsh, drying and will open your pores too much to where bacteria will get in. Use lukewarm water because that will be a neutral for your skin and will allow pore open-age without being crazy! (:
8.) Eat right. Greasy foods will make your face exactly that. You truly are what you eat, so if you avoid dirty food- your face will clean itself up! (:
9.) Workout. Working out increases circulation and improves your overall health. It's EXTREMELY important for a clear face.
10.) Use facial masks every once in a while! Sometimes I make my own out of natural ingredients or I'll buy a nice one from the store. Don't use them too often. 1-2 a week is a good amount to go for!
11.) Keep your stress level down. I've noticed that my skin gets WORSE during school, so try to relax and enjoy life.
I hope this has been helpful! If you want more info, I get everything I know from Bubzbeauty on youtube! (:1