Acne and blemishes are something that many of us had to deal with when we were younger and sometimes it can continue throughout adulthood, unfortunately it can really affect our self-esteem and confidence. Say goodbye to breakouts, as we run you through some useful tips on how to manage blemish prone skin!
1.Wash your bed linen
When sleeping a lot of our bacteria is transferred from our face to the sheets. If you’re not washing your sheets regularly, you could be passing bacteria back and forth for several days. Clogged pores and oils from your scalp can also be transferred to your pillow, so it’s best to always wash your linen every 2 weeks at most.
2.Sanitise your phone
Mobile phones are one of the top places where bacteria lives, causing oils to clog our pores leading to acne. Clean your phone regularly with an antibacterial wipe, simply wipe down your phone at the end of the day to ensure bacteria isn’t transferred onto your cheeks and jaw.
Moisturisers tend to hold a lot of oil and choosing the right one can help minimise breakouts! When the skin is dry, the oil glands tend to overproduce sebum as an attempt to add moisture back into the skin, this leading to clogged pores, which can cause even more breakouts. Use a lightweight, low oil moisturiser like Medik8’s Balance Moisturiser. Its fast-absorbing, silky formula will keep your skin hydrated and your oil glands in check.
4.Clean your make-up brushes
Cleaning your makeup brushes makes a big difference! Your makeup will look much better, and your skin will thank you for it. Anything makeup tools or razors that touch your face daily should be cleaned regularly, especially make-up brushes. Brushes are the prefect area for bacteria to grow. Experts recommend cleansing your brushes once a week, for the best result clean them with an antibacterial cleanser.
5.Don’t touch your face
When it comes to problematic skin, picking it and popping our pimples is something that we all want to do! Bacteria under your fingernails is transferred, spreading from one area of the face to another. Ensure you clean your hands regularly to keep your skin healthy and clear.
Studies show that dairy products contribute to hormonal imbalance and inflammation. Both of which significantly spike your likelihood of breakouts. Try to cut your daily coffee or tea and switch to soy or oat milk.
7.Add retinol to your skincare routine
Vitamin A is often known for anti-ageing, but it also known to minimise breakout and work as acne treatment. Vitamin A users started to notice significant anti-ageing benefits alongside a reduction in their blemishes.
Exfoliating your skin is a great way to unclog pores for a clearer complexion, but over exfoliating can cause damage to your skin leaving the surface inflamed and worsening the appearance of blemishes while delaying the natural healing cycle. Use a gentle facial wash like Medik8’s Gentle Cleanse.
9.Take off your makeup before bed!
Something that many of us need to get into the habit of, is taking our makeup off before bed. When you sleep, your make-up can become embedded within your pores, taking dirt and grime along with it onto your pillows. Deep cleansing your skin before bed gives your pores the opportunity to breath which will result in a clearer complexion.
Replace juice and soft drinks with water as this will flush out toxins in your body while ensuring the skin remains supple and hydrated.