We all get them. We all hate them.
But the question is how can we keep ourselves from getting them? If we can prevent ourselves from getting them, surely that means that we don’t have to deal with them?
What Causes Spots?
There are many things that can cause spots that we have to deal with everyday, such as:
- Stress – Being stressed releases a hormone known as cortisol. This can trigger inflammation which results in spots and blemishes.
- Pollution – pollution debris in the air can clog up your pores, which is why daily cleaning (twice a day) is incredibly important.
- Using the wrong products – Not checking what skin type a product is for can lead to an imbalance of oils in your skin, leading to breakouts.
- Diet – This is a well known fact, that the diet can effect your skin. For optimal skin, make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a varied diet preferably low in sugar.
WAYS TO PREVENT BREAKOUTS
The best and most simple way to prevent a breakout is to follow a simple and basic skincare routine. It doesn’t have to be anything special or expensive, just following a few simple steps with the right kind of products and there you have it.
- Using products like vitamin C will help as it contains antioxidants which fight off pollution.
I recommend a product like the Nip + Fab Vitamin C Fix Tonic
You simply wipe it over your face with a cotton pad and there you have it. It really couldn’t be any easier.
2. A moisturising cleanser is really good to give your skin that added boost such as “Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Face Wash”, which adds extra moisture to your face whilst also gently cleaning.
3. Retinol is a really good way to reduce wrinkles and fine lines (and any other signs of ageing), however, these products should only be used every two to three days after your normal cleansing routine at night.
If used too much it can cause various reactions to your skin. I suggest a Retinol product like L’oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Cream for first time users of Retinol.
Or a Retinol Serum for someone who is more used to using it to reduce the chances of a reaction.
Exfoliating on the days you don’t use Retinol will help to remove dead skin cells and refresh your face.
4. A good moisturiser is a must for the end of your skincare routine, you want a good moisturiser which wont leave an oily residue after. I currently use the NO7 Essential Moisture Day Cream.
REMEMBER to use a sunscreen before applying makeup to protect your skin from UV.
5. Keep your skin hydrated. Keeping our skin hydrated from the inside as well as externally is really important, as this also makes sure that our skin is healthy. Drink plenty of water and you will soon see a change in your skin.
These are my tips for how to prevent Spots and Breakouts.
I hope that these tips help you out a little, if you have any other tried and tested ideas let me know!
Much love xx
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