4 Changes That Have Improved My Acne-Prone Skin
Are you suffering from acne-prone skin? Constant breakouts?
I have and it sucks, there’s no other way to explain it. It’s annoying, painful, and unpredictable.
My skin is doing pretty well, the best since pre-pregnancy, NOT KIDDING! It’s been a long year battling intense, painful breakouts but finally happy with the positive progress. I couldn’t tell you how many products I’ve trial tested to get to where I am now. I have a few minor pimples but nothing severe. Now it just consists of a serious acne scarring but with a few facials and masks, I hope to see them fade out a bit in due time.
I have changed/added small things in to my day-to-day routine that I feel has contributed to helping my skin heal.
Daily Changes That Have Improved My Acne-Prone Skin
Increased My Water Intake
I used to be a huge H2O drinker, I’m talking 75+ ounces of water a day. Once pregnancy hit, the devil of Hyperemesis Gravidarum didn’t allow me to drink even a drop of water without puking my brains out. It took me a while to be fully able to drink water again. I’m not drinking nearly as much as I used to but it’s a small progress everyday. Between drinking green tea, sparkling water, and regular water, I’m keeping hydrated.
Mainting hydration has improved my skin overall. It’s far less dry and has a bit of a healthier glow to it. Did I mention I’ve broken out way less than ever before?
I use my favorite Brita bottle everyday. you can find it at Target. It has it’s own little filtered system, which is pretty cool. My goal is to drink a minimum of two a day.
Lemon has tons of benefits, most people are actually unaware of, that range from indigestion to weight loss. Due to it’s awesome purifying properties, lemon also helps ease skin issues like acne and eczema. I simply add lemon juice to every single water bottle that I drink. I went the “lazy” route and bought the lemon juice already squeezed. I tend to buy lemons and then forget about them then they go bad! I suck LOL.
Lush Dark Angels Facial and Body Cleanser
I’ve been using this cleanser for the past couple of months and have seen such an improvement on my skin. It is a black sugar cleanser that also works as an exfoliant. It deep cleans the skin and helps prevent breakouts.
I do use it every night, some times just as a simple mask, but I only use a tiny bit of the product and scrub it evenly on my face in circular motions for about 30 second. After using it, my skin is super soft and feels impeccably clean.
NOTHING has cleaned out my face as well as this cleanser. I HIGHLY recommend this proud but any good cleanser will do.
Don’t skip out on cleansing your face daily. I’ve been guilty of being too lazy to clean my face and I’ve paid double the price.
So, don’t be lazy.
I’ve been a sucker for using every spot treatment out there. For years I used the Mario Badescu drying lotion, which did help but eventually wasn’t as effective. After reading many reviews, I decided to give tea tee oil a try. Using a cotton Q Tip, I dab a bit of tea tree oil as I would any spot treatment. I usually only do this at night or unless I know I’ll be out of the sun during the day. Tea tree oil is known to naturally disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes.
It’s a few months since I’ve added tea tree oil into my daily skincare routine and I feel like it’s made an overall healthy difference to my skin, in general. From toning to acne spots, it’s helped my skin heal faster.
Dealing with acne-prone skin isn’t easy but find a healthy balance that works for you! I’ve cut down on certain products like dairy and sugar, which has made a HUGE difference.
If you suffer from acne-prone skin, have you found products or a healthy routine that works for you? Share below.