Pimples, we all get them. And whether you are dealing with the occasional pimple or acne-prone skin, there are simple, natural steps you can take to minimize breakouts and reduce the risk of their return.
Hand Washing. Don’t even think about touching your face, let alone washing it or applying makeup without washing your hands first. Our hands carry around billions of bacteria at any given time. And with bacteria being the number one culprit in skin breakouts, your own two hands are likely a huge contributing factor.
Cleansing. When it comes to cleansing, it isn’t just about what products you use but also how you use them. Drying soaps and harsh chemicals can cause skin to become dehydrated, oily and breakout all at the same time. More than that, cleansing with rough brushes or scrubbing too hard with a cloth will aggravate your skin and can make the breakout seem worse.
Moisturizing. There is a common misconception that you need to ‘dry out’ your skin during a breakout. And because of this, so many of us forgo the moisturizer. Please don’t, that will only make things worse. Moisturizer is incredibly important to our skin. It keeps it nourished and keeps our natural oils in check (when you dehydrate the skin, it will produce more oil to counteract the dryness and the cycle can become quite vicious). Apply a quality moisturizer that isn’t oily or greasy. Moisturized skin helps keep pores open so acne can’t form.
Housekeeping. Oils and bacteria from your face transfer to things like your makeup brushes and pillowcases. Wash them regularly to keep the bacteria from transferring back to your skin. Be sure to use soaps and detergents that are non-irritating and rinse thoroughly.
Diet. Avoid eating greasy or fried foods and instead up your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish. And don’t leave out the water, drinking 6-8 glasses a day helps to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. When your body is healthy and balanced, it will produce less oil.
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Our unique and proven all natural skin gel has five core ingredients that work together to soothe the skin, provide moisture and hydration, as well as penetrate the many layers of the skin to reduce inflammation and stimulate cell renewal and growth. With disinfectant and antibiotic properties, our skin gel helps clear acne and breakouts by fighting bacteria and regulating oil secretions without drying out your skin.