Fixing Problem Skin

by - 13:59:00

If you’ve been following my skincare posts lately, you’ll be aware that my skin is going through a bit of a phase. It’s become as unpredictable as the weather and it’s been driving me crazy. No matter what products I used or methods I tried, it was still acting up. My skin still isn’t 100% but it’s definitely improving so I thought I’d share with you a few things that I think have helped.

Simplifying My Routine

I went back to basics not long ago and my skin reaped the rewards. I slowly began reintroducing things and everything went a bit haywire. By sticking to a simple cleanse, tone and moisturise routine my skin seems to be working out it's issues. I still get the odd blemish but nothing compared to before. 

I think all the add ons were essentially overwhelming my skin and my skin had basically had enough. The less I put on my face, the happier it seems to be. 

Using Products For My Skin Type

I don't know about you but I find it so hard not to want to try everything I see others enjoying. Whether it's a product I see on a blog or Instagram, if it gets a good review I'm often keen to try it. 

As we all know, we don't all have the same skin type so this isn't always the wisest thing to do. While my skin isn't too bad with this, the second I use something targeted at a drier skin all hell breaks loose. It's completely my fault because I know it's not meant for my skin type but sometimes the buzz all gets too much. 

Lately I've been sticking to my guns and not purchasing anything that isn't meant for my skin. It seems to be working so I'm going to keep it up for the foreseeable future. One thing to bear in mind with this is that you skin type can change with the seasons, so don't necessarily bulk buy products like I've done in the past. 

Quit Picking/Touching

Of all the tips, I think this is by far the hardest one to adhere to. When I see a spot, I always get an overwhelming urge to squeeze. Of course, doing this never really makes matters better. On a similar note, touching your face with dirty hands is just as bad but we're all guilty of it. This one's been quite the challenge but I'm finally mastering it and my skin seems to hate me less. 

De-Bugging My Tech

This is something that's took me a long time to get on board with but basically you should try and keep all of your tech bits (phone/headphones) as clean as possible. My phone and headphones are probably home to some really gross bacteria. Not that long ago I'd frequently have them against my skin and think nothing of it. Little did I know that it was these dirty gadgets causing spots on my cheeks. Safe to say I now try to keep my phone and things as clean as I possibly can. There's no way you can keep them 100% bug free but every little helps. 

Eat Better/Drink More

I often think of my skin as a mirror of my insides. If I treat my insides well, my skin looks great. If I load up on takeaways and alcohol, my skin looks awful. It's a balancing act for sure but if you're doing everything right topically then the only thing you can fix are your insides. I have a pretty solid skincare routine, so sometimes it's just a case of drinking more water and eating more greens. Not saying you can't have those on the side of a few slices of pizza though! We should all eat healthier anyways but I can't think of a better reason than for clear skin. Superficial I know but it's pretty much one of my main life goals. #skincareaddict much?

So yeah, those are a few of the things that have helped me. My situation is definitely a work in progress but hopefully one of these tips is the solution you've been looking for. If you're really struggling with your skin and  you've tried everything, definitely go and see your GP. Chances are they'll have a solution and if not, they'll know someone who will. 

I hope you found this useful and I'll see you back here tomorrow. 

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