Hey everyone, it feels like it's been forever since I've actually sat down and written a blog post. I've really missed it, and I just had to write a new post. This one's gonna share my tips that have helped out my skin to get a lot clearer than it used to be. My acne is still quite bad, but these have really helped improve it. And best of all, this is all stuff that can be done without a dermatologist. Enjoy!
1.Create a simple and gentle skincare routine. Don't overload on products. Often we can get too excited about trying new stuff and this can end up confusing our skin and causing it to break out even more. I'll be sharing my skincare routine with you soon, but what I use are a gentle cleanser, witch hazel as my toner and a simple moisturizer. Make sure to have oil-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comodegenic products.
2. Use face masks. You can buy them, or make them at home yourself. These can really help out your skin and offer many benefits. To see my post on some great acne face masks you can do, click here.
3. Drink plenty of water and/or green tea. I often forget to drink water, but I'm aiming to drink at least 5 glasses a day, though lots of people say to take eight. However, I feel like that's an unrealistic goal right now. Green tea has many health benefits and I try to drink it regularly to help get rid of toxins in the skin, and it overall makes me feel healthy and really good when I drink it.
4. Toothpaste is your friend. You can use this to spot treat your acne (not the gel kind, it won't work). Sounds weird, but it has baking soda in it and actually really works!
5. Tea tree oil is awesome. This one you can get at Whole Foods, and I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard lots of great things about it. Apply a small amount to your active acne.
6. Exercise. It's just part of being overall healthy. By staying healthy with everything you do, your skin is naturally going to cooperate and function at it's best. It's just common sense, you know?
7. Try not to stress. This is so tough for me, since I tend to panic and worry a lot, but stress can actually cause acne. If you want, I'll make a blog post with some tips on how to be less stressed, but try to take deep breaths and just stay calm. And most importantly, BE HAPPY! :):):)
Thanks for reading, Katie xoxo
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What do you think of these tips? What tips do you follow to help your skin?