Don’t reach for over-the-counter ‘skincare’ products.
While there are certainly worse things in life than skin imperfections, no one likes to wake up with a big red pimple staring at them in the mirror. Blemishes have a special habit of showing up at the most inconvenient of times, like before a date.
When this happens, you’ll want to reach for a potent skincare product, like Clearasil. But these over-the-counter ‘skincare’ products can have harmful effects on your complexion. You’ve probably experienced one or all of the following: a burning sensation, redness, tightness, and dryness.
Especially if you have a sensitive complexion, using these fast-acting skincare products can do more harm than good. The pimple doesn’t even go away!
Be pimple proactive.
Use botanically-based skincare products.
The best thing you can do is to think long-term approach. It can be disheartening when you walk into that date with a pimple. But, one pimple is better than a pimple and a red, irritated face. If you find natural, botanically-based skincare products, you’ll find these breakouts are far and few between.
Look after your face by choosing the right skincare products and those unexpected blemishes won’t pop up nearly as often. Start with a good face wash that both cleanses and prepares the skin for the lotion. Then, pick a skincare product that hydrates and heals.
Make 30 minutes of exercise part of your daily routine (but use a good skincare product to wash off that sweat). Daily movement will keep your hormone levels in balance and release toxins. Follow it up by drinking lots of water and consuming nourishing foods. You know the drill – reduce carbohydrates, sugars and dairy products, and increase fruits and vegetables. Plant-based diets are great for reducing skin stress.
Observe your lifestyle habits.
We know it can be tempting to wash your sheets every fortnight instead of weekly. But, washing your pillowcase, sheets and towels regularly can work wonders in preventing the transfer of bacteria (which lead to breakouts). Also, check how old your makeup brushes are.
Avoid using any type of skincare product that destroys the natural balance. Use products with ingredients like salicylic acid, neem, tea tree oil, honey or turmeric. They’re natural pimple fighters.
Just because the blemish looks tough, you don’t need harsh skincare products to treat it. Be kind to your face and think of skin health from a long-term perspective.
Skincare products that celebrate the best in nature & science.
Nerium’s skincare products have a curated list of botanical ingredients that empower your face, no matter what skin type you have. Add Nerium’s Age IQ skincare product set to your bathroom cabinet and try it for a month.
If you’re following a healthy lifestyle and using these skincare products, your skin will be as clear as those Spring days that are ahead of us.