Beauty

Battling Breakouts

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When I was younger If you’d have told me I’d still be battling breakouts at 22, I’d have laughed in your face. I honestly believed ‘acne’ was something that only happened to people when they’re going through puberty and once you hit 18 all will disappear. Oh, how young and naïve I was. Sadly, blemishes are something we’ll all experience throughout our lifetime and unfortunately, something we just all have to deal with.

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Reasons we get blemishes at adults

  1. Hormonal changes – Period, Menopause or switching birth control.
  2. Medications
  3. Stress
  4. Diet – Over consumption of red meats, saturated fats and alcohol.

How can we treat and keep blemishes at bay?

Cleanser – When you’re dealing with breakouts the worst thing you can do is start experimenting with new cleansers or skin care routine products. Stick to a cleanser you know works for your skin. The one I always fall back on is my Biore Charcoal Cleanser. Not only does it remove any shred of makeup and cleanse the skin but because of the charcoal content it’s incredible at drawing impurities out of your pores, meaning no new blemishes will appear.

Treatment – When those big under the skin blemishes, I love using a treatment to keep them under control. My favourite is T-Zone Rapid Action Spot Zapping Gel. It contains a mixture of witch hazel and tea tree, both of which are major players in keeping those pesky blemishes at bay.

Detox – If you’ve been on holiday or maybe just been eating poorly for a while, your skin Battling breakout 2.jpgmay not be looking it’s best. In these situations, I think it’s always great to do a detox. While I’m not crazy about juice cleanses, detoxifying tea is super easy to slot into your diet. I love Slendertox Tea for this.

Drink lots of water – The best thing you can do for your body, which so many always forget about is to drink enough water. It’s so important for your body to function properly!

Clean your brushes regularly – We all slack on the brush cleaning front but we really shouldn’t. All that bacteria just keeps building with each use and every day we’re putting it back on our faces. Yuck!

Always remove your makeup – If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know exactly how I feel about sleeping in makeup. New to my blog? Read my Why you should never sleep in makeup post and you’ll soon understand why.

arrowDo you regularly suffer from blemishes? How do you like to overcome them?

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