Skin Care 101
Your skin is the first thing people see – it’s also your body’s defense against germs and the environment and a reflection of you.
Steps to Look Your Best
Wash – Use a gentle cleanser morning and evening.
Tone – and apply a skin clearing solution
Moisturize – Use a non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) moisturizer while your skin is still a little damp.
Protect – Use sunscreen every day, year-round, to combat the damaging effects of the sun. Multi-task your moisturizer. Look for formulas that include sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection.
Hands Off – Never squeeze or pick at your pimples, since that will only contribute to infection, inflammation and scarring.
At Home Treatment Strategies
Reduce oil and bacteria
Protect with ANTI-BACTERIAL and OIL ABSORBING SUN BLOCK or MAKE UP
Pick Products Wisely
Choose makeup, moisturizers and sunscreens labeled “non-comedogenic.” They are specially formulated not to irritate skin or clog pores.
What you eat doesn’t cause acne (even chocolate and French fries), but a balanced diet is beneficial for your overall health. One item to avoid is Iodine found in vitamin supplements, shell fish and seaweed…
Stress doesn’t directly cause acne, but it can cause changes in your hormones levels, which can cause skin to produce more oil, which can lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Try to minimize stress and take time for yourself. Get enough sleep and try exercise and relaxation techniques.
A journal is a great way to speak your mind privately, when speaking out is inappropriate.