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How your Daily Skin Care Habits May Cause Acne

Most people suffer from acne at some point in their lives.  Many remedies claim to fix dry skin or oily skin in a matter of a few simple steps.  What causes oily skin or dry skin may depend on your individual body chemistry and environment, but your skin may benefit from changing a few simple portions of your routine.  When it comes to skin, ignore the fads and consider how these skin are habits may be causing your acne.

 

 

Not Hydrating Enough

Hydration plays a major part in the health of your skin.  Without enough water, your skin will become dry, flaky, and create signs of wrinkles.  No matter whether your skin is extremely dry or excessively oily, hydration is crucial to more than just hydrating skin.  Drinking water increases circulation, which brings fresh nutrients to the skin’s cells faster.  Water also flushes out toxins and waste products that could be making your skin appear dull, tired, and aged.  The next time you find yourself needing to quench your thirst, go for a drink of water instead of soda, juice, or an athletic beverage. All of these drink options contain a high amount of processed sugars that will actually harm your skin. As opposed to water, processed sugar provides a feast for bacteria, which therefore causes acne. Drink more water to keep your skin youthful.

 

Not Retaining Hydration

For many, drinking water is not enough.  For example, if you have naturally low blood pressure, you will have to make an extra effort to retain the water to help your skin function.  Retain hydration in your skin by applying a hydration cream every morning and night.  Generally, you will choose between an oil-based or water-based cream based on your skin type.  Many skin types are more compatible with oil-free moisturizers, as the oil does not clog their pores and cause more irritation.  However, some old-school methods swear by classic natural oils.  Your grandmother, for instance, may have used fats like Crisco for years, as well as butter, coconut oil, or olive oil, just to name a few.

 

Scrubbing Face with Harsh Exfoliates

There is much debate as to whether exfoliates help or harm skin.  While dermatologists may not all agree on a final conclusion, it is likely that some people may benefit from some sort of exfoliate treatment.  Therefore, the answer is: it depends.

Regardless of skin type, it is probably best to steer clear of harsh, gritty exfoliates that can tear up your skin and cause irritation. This means that body scrubs are out of the question, at least when it comes to facial skin. Oily skin may best be suited for chemical masks or cleansers that clear skin with only a gentle application and wash. For a natural remedy, some people hold fast to an old favorite—baking soda.  Baking soda is versatile because you can adjust the dosage depending on the severity of your skin problem. For oily skin around the T-zone, use less water in order to intensify the baking soda’s effect, while dryer areas like cheeks can be more watered-down to protect skin.

 

 

Using Too Many Face Masks

The DIY face mask trend has quickly spread to become a household staple. The idea behind the DIY mask is that skin responds better to natural organic chemicals and compounds. Ingredients like yogurt, avocado, tomato, olive oil, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, bananas, vinegar, and more.  While many of these masks can bring positive benefits to the skin, it is always important to test a small area first before covering the face. This will let you know whether you have an allergy to certain foods on the skin as well as to see if you have a strong inflammatory reaction.  Some masks, such as those that use cinnamon, can burn the skin and should be used sparingly.

 

Not Getting Enough Sleep

Beauty sleep is real. Sleep is incredibly important to maintain the physical health and strength of your body. While you are asleep, your skin produces more collagen, which is a compound that prevents wrinkles and sagging. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can decrease blood circulation, which is what makes skin appear dull and tired.

Better skin starts at home. A simple change in your routine can work wonders on your skin.  If your skin problems persist and you do not see any change, consult a dermatologist to find what solution works best for you.

 

Do you have any habit that may cause acne?

 

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Product Review: Facetox Mask

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I wrote about the benefits of using a face mask some days, and how I look forward to treating my face to a good mask every week. So I was super excited when this Facetox Facemasks Box landed on my doorstep. I am very wary of what I put on my skin these days; my skin is quite sensitive and it usually reacts badly to many skin products I try. That was one of the reasons why I didn’t want to take on products to review on Fashion and Style Police in the early days, because I thought I would upset my skin a little too much. But in the end, I decided to go ahead with reviewing products on the blog, and I am glad I did because I have fallen in love with most of the products I have reviewed, and I have introduced them to hundreds of thousands of people, so it is a win-win.

This Facetox mask is an organic mask and it is meant to extract, pull and detoxify the skin, and it does all that and more.

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I found the instructions straight forward and easy to follow. All I had to was mix the Mixed Facetox Blend (Step 01) and Organic Rose Water (Step 02) together in the plastic bowl, and apply the mixture on my cleansed face. I left it for 30 minutes, and wiped off with warm water and face towel.

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PROS

  1. I love the packaging.
  2. It was very easy to apply.
  3. It didn’t sting or burn like other masks.
  4. I like the fact that the instructions were spelt out.
  5. It left my skin looking brighter, and feeling soft and smooth.
  6. My skin also felt very clean after wiping the mask off.
  7. It is great for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  8. It is 100% Cruelty Free, 100% Organic, contains NO Parabens, Vegan Friendly and 100% Natural.

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CONS

None.

 

I can’t fault this Facetox mask at all. It ticks all the boxes for me, and I definitely recommend it any one in need of some skin care TLC or. This mask is one of the products you will be needing for a pamper session. A box of 7 facemasks, like the 1 above, goes for £24.99, while 14 facemasks box goes for £43.99 (link above).

 

Have you tried this Facetox face mask before? What are your thoughts?

Sound off in the comment section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

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Product Review – The Incredible Face Mask By May Beauty

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I received samples of The Incredible Face Mask from the lovely people at May Beauty and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I have never used a face mask before so I was pretty excited. This Incredible Face Mask is a peel off mud mask which is supposed to remove blackheads and whiteheads, oils and impurities, dead skin and prevent acne, and I have all of these skin conditions so I got all the tools, camera and my long-suffering hubby ready to see for myself.

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I applied the face mask on my face, I found it easier using my finger tips so I didn’t use the brush. I used three of the five sample packs and applied it richly all over my face, avoiding my eye brows and hair-line as advised in the manual (the mask can take off facial hair), and waited for 45 minutes. I was watching Selma previously so I carried on doing that, hoping my tears won’t mess up the process. It didn’t.

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45 minutes later, I paused my movie and attempted to take the face mask off. It was a bit tricky at first, wasn’t quite sure how to start and where to grab but I got there in the end, starting from the chin. Once I got the mask off, I used warm water to take off any remaining residue on my face.

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As soon as I took the face mask off, I touched my face and it felt like a newborn skin, so soft and smooth, and there was this new glow to it. The face mask got rid of the oils, dead skin and most of my blackheads immediately. My skin looked amazing and I definitely be using this Incredible Face Mask again.I recommend it any woman suffering from blackheads, whiteheads, acne, dead and oily skin.

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You can try this Incredible Face Mask yourself and get the same results, May Beauty is offering my readers 30% off and free worldwide shipping, click here to order now.

Thanks for reading.

*This post is in collaboration with May Beauty*

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