The festive season can take a lot out of you, and your skin. All the sugar, alcohol and late nights can leave your skin acne prone and feeling yuck. On top of that, it’s so easy to forget to wash your face after a long night out (especially of makeup), and skincare routines often get pushed to the bottom of your list of priorities. When things finally slow down after the new year, you might find yourself waking up one morning to a fresh crop of pimples or scaly dry patches on your face!
Don’t fear! These skin rehab tips and tricks will have you- and your skin- feeling great in no time at all.WATER. Your skin is an organ, and all skin cells are made up of water. That’s why dehydration often leaves us with flakey skin and a “stretched” feeling across the face. It also makes our skin over compensate for the lack of moisture by producing more sebum, which is our natural oil, produced by the pores in our face. An increase in sebum production will more often than not lead to acne.
So what is the best way to add water to the skin?
Use a moisturiser within at least two minutes of leaving the bath or shower. The skin is still porous and is vulnerable to products that are applied following the bath or shower, allowing the moisture to be better absorbed.
Drink more water! Many people often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results. Nothing will happen overnight, but even a good couple of weeks of increasing water intake should be enough for you to see how hydration affects your own skin. In addition to the benefits it provides acne-wise, drinking a litre of water in the morning often gets rid of those under eye bags from late nights out (I can personally attest to this one!)
Masks are an all-natural way to lock in moisture and keep acne at bay. Try SkinB5 Skin Purifying Mask, or make your own!
Keep up the routine!! Whether it’s toning, cleansing and moisturising or simply splashing some cold water on your face in the morning, don’t forget to keep on doing what you, and your skin, is used to doing throughout the silly season and the new year. If you feel as though your skin needs something extra to keep the breakouts at bay, try something like Skin B5’s Acne Control Tablets. They are great for fighting blemishes and relieving stress and are all-natural, so you don’t need to worry about any nasties entering your system.
Hopefully these tips allow you to have a fantastically blemish-free start to the new year!