Tuesday, 12 June 2018

How to Deal With Pimples on a Budget

No matter how much money you spend, dealing with acne is usually a long, frustrating, and painful process. 
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that pimples are the MOST annoying thing in the world! They just show up, uninvited, on a day when you need to look your absolute best! When they do arrive, you can’t stop thinking about it, touching it hoping, it has disappeared, looking in the mirror and focusing only on that part of your face and telling yourself how ugly you look!

Now Let’s start with the basics: why do you have acne? It could be down to your hormones, your diet, stress-levels, skincare, lack of sleep, or even your bedding. So first, you need to make sure you’re doing all the right things for your skin. It might seem overwhelming, so we’re gonna break it down for you:
Here are the right things you should be doing :
Double cleansing: Aka, washing your face twice at the end of the day. If you’re not doing this, especially if you wear makeup – chances are you’re not fully removing the grime, pollution, and makeup that can wreak havoc on your skin and block pores. If you’re on a budget, ensure you’re using a good gel or foaming cleanser, like this Simple cleanser which is about £4 to  Wash, rinse, repeat – simple! We also recommend using an oil cleanser first (trust us, oil attracts oil), and then following with a gel cleanser.
Change your pillow as often as possible: Bacteria from your skin and dead skin cells will build up on your pillow every night.  This idea is to flip it every other day, and change your pillowcase every four days, or once a week.
Know what to avoid: High sugar foods and dairy all aggravate acne. If your diet is particularly sugary, try and cut back where you can – skip fizzy drinks, and keep an eye on your fruit intake. It is said that your skin and body is what you eat .
De-stress: Being stressed increases the cortisol hormone, which is your skin’s worst enemy. Learn to zen! Next time you feel stressed do some deep-breathing exercises, take a break and watch something that makes you laugh or listen to relaxing music.
Look at your makeup: Wearing makeup doesn’t give you acne (there are tons of women with flawless skin who wear makeup) but wearing the wrong makeup could. Check your foundations, primers, and moisturizers and make sure they’re non-comedogenic, which means they won’t block your pores.