Even if you have close to perfect skin, breakouts can crop up from time to time. You may not know what is causing them. Here are some things to consider keeping glowing, healthy and beautiful skin, whether you have had acne or other skin problems for years or just the occasional zit.
- Think about how much dairy you’ve been eating or drinking. Food sensitivities or allergies often manifest in skin issues. Dairy is especially known to cause acne for those who are allergic or sensitive. You may not think you have a sensitivity to dairy if your stomach is fine, but it can definitely crop up in skin issues. Think about it: your skin is your body’s largest organ. Not to mention dairy products often contain a lot of sugar and sugar can also wreak havoc on your skin. Try switching to coconut or rice milk and milk products and see if your skin improves.
- Think about how much sugar or processed foods you’ve been eating too. Sugars and carbs promote inflammation in the body and it can lead to acne. Try switching to a clean eating diet and incorporate more fiber and vegetables in your diet to clear your skin.
- Simplify your skin care routine and don’t forget to moisturize! Try more natural products that don’t contain so many chemicals or try oil cleansing. Sometimes the more harsh products you use on your skin that you think are getting rid of your acne are only exacerbating the problem. It may seem crazy to moisturize already oily skin, but your skin needs moisture to be healthy. Skin that has a lot of breakouts might be dehydrated and struggling to produce more moisture. Be sure to drink a lot of water too to keep yourself hydrated and healthy.
- Lastly, make sure to de-stress regularly. Skin riddled with acne can simply mean that you’re very stressed. Engage in activities that de-stress you and help you stay calm. Try different activities and see what works for you and notice how your skin looks and feels when you are feeling at your best.
Do you have acne-prone skin? Did you know that simple and natural methods can help clear up acne quickly? Tell us your favorite and tried and true methods to clearing up acne and other skin problems!