Make Your Skin Great Again

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I think everyone goes through phases of really great-looking skin to “why does my face look like it’s the only part of my body that caught the chicken pox?” almost immediately, and usually at the most inconvenient times. The reasoning for such breakouts is broad because everyone’s skin reacts differently to different circumstances. I am not a dermatologist, nor do I have any other medical knowledge that is not solely based off of personal experience alone. That being said, I am going to share with you my personal tips and tricks on how to react in the midst of your breakout seasons. 

Internal Fixes

Diet | We all do this. Sometimes we dig ourselves a hole when it comes to food. We get off track and start eating what’s convenient instead of what’s healthy. The easiest way to get back on track? Substitute your cravings with healthier options. Drink a glass of water before you eat a meal, just to make sure you’re actually hungry. Lastly, get rid of the convenience altogether by cutting off your "fast food” section in your budget and the junk food in your household. Eliminate the temptation by filling your refrigerator with fresh foods. This will improve your skin immensely. Your skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body, if you’re not taking care of yourself from the inside out, your outer-shell will tell you all about it. 

Water | True story - one time I had the worst breakout of my life on my forehead. I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I was also feeling terrible altogether with dizziness/ lightheadedness, and my stomach wasn’t feeling great either. After much “self-medication” with oils, creams, cleansers, and masks I eventually came to the conclusion that this was not an external issue. I wasn’t drinking enough water and that REALLY messed me up. What I didn’t realize was that I should be drinking half my body weight in ounces. WHAT?! Honestly had no idea that was a thing. But sure enough, once I got into this habit, my skin cleared right up. Sometimes the answer is right under your nose.

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External Fixes

Essential Oil | I have talked about this magical oil so much on my blog already, but it’s such an important one that I can’t stop recommending it until everyone knows about it. I realize that face oils can be a potentially scary new thing to try out, especially if you have oily, acne-prone skin. Never fret, this oil is literally the best thing that has ever happened to my skin, and I use it everywhere all the time. After discovering it, I could no longer go back to my childish ways. Copaiba Essential Oil. My trick? Add a few drops to everything you put on your skin (minus deodorant, of course). Add a few drops to your cleanser, moisturizer, face masks and body wash and stand back to watch the magic happen. 

Take a Break from the Makeup | I know this might be hard if you use a full makeup routine every day, but this could potentially be clogging your pores and spreading germs. So make sure you clean your brushes and sponges first and foremost. My advice to those of you who can’t let your skin breathe for a day or two, would be to invest in a high-quality primer that’s good for acne-prone skin with no harmful chemicals in it (search for vegan brands). 

// kenzie

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