Skincare queens, we hear you! Nobody wants a breakout – so we are here to share helpful tips on how to keep your skin glowing, all year around.
Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed by the condition of our skin, but learning to adopt good habits outside of skincare to help us glow is just as important as the things we put on our skin each day.
So let’s look at what might be causing your breakouts – and get glowing!
1. Your bed sheets
When was the last time you changed your pillow case?
Alarming statistics have been released that indicate that after four weeks of sleeping, our pillowcase accumulates 39 times more bacteria than a pet bowl! Ewww right?… get to changing those sheets at least once a week to keep your bed space hygienic and clean. (Source CNET).
Emotional rollercoaster alert! We know that hormones can cause breakouts – and yet we still easily forget that that’s all part of being a phenomenal woman. To try to stay on top of your personal menstrual cycle dates, add them to your dairy so you will know when to be more strict with your skincare routine, add in some extra exfoliation and keep your skin well hydrated.
3. Diet & food
We know that sometimes what’s good for us isn’t always what we crave. But diet can often be the cause of breakouts. Getting the balance right isn’t always easy, but when it comes to keeping the skin glowing, these foods are known to help:
- Fatty Fish
- Green Tea
- Vegetables: sweet potato, bell peppers, broccoli, lemon, cucumber, avocado
- Dark chocolate
Did you know that these six foods can cause acne?
- Refined Grains & Sugars
- Diary Products
- Fast Food
- Whey Protein Powder
- Foods you are sensitive to (you should listen to your body and assess when certain foods don’t sit right with you)
Try to eat more of what is good for you and find substitutes for anything that might be making you feel less than amazing.
4. The weather
The weather can have a huge impact on our breakouts. Although we can’t control the sunshine or rain, we can try to create a hydrated skincare routine that allows our skin to breathe, stay clean and looked after.
In summer, make sure to stay on top of SPF. You find more tips here on seasonal weather advice to keep you skin glowing in winter and summer here.
5. Expired products
Did you know that even your beauty products have expiry dates?
Depending on the brand, skincare and makeup usually has a 3-12 month shelf-life. Make sure that you check and keep in mind when you open and use your products. It may be tempting to use something after its expiry date, but we advise not to, as this can definitely cause irritation and skin flair-ups.
Want to learn more about your breakout?
Our Luminous Serum has a shelf-life of two years, but needs to be used within six months of opening. Good news – we know you will love it so much that it won’t last that long!
We hope this has helped you feel more empowered to deal with your breakouts and that we’ve given you some ideas on how to keep glowing from the inside out.
Managing skincare doesn’t have to be hard! Be confident and comfortable in your own skin!
Author: Tia Metaxas