Ten underlying reasons your skin isn’t as clear as you’d like it to be.
1. Hormones & Other Health Problems
Poor skin may be a sign of hormonal imbalance or another underlying health condition. Check in with your doctor or a natural path to look more into it. The photo above is a wonderful reference.
You may not think pillows and bed spreads play a big role in skin care, but they really do. If you are acne prone, I suggest washing your bed sheets every weekend. It’s amazing how even a little dirt and bacteria can affect your glow.
When your body is dehydrated your skin will do one of two things: dry out completely or send excess oil to the surface of the skin – inevitably leading to acne. Water is also vital for flushing out toxins that lead to skin complications.
Nutrition is one of the biggest factors – if not the biggest factor – in your skin care routine. Your daily dose of vitamins and minerals are essential for nourishing your skin. Aim to eat 7-8 servings of leafy greens, low-glycemic fruits and other veggies.
Do you find you’re a stressed human being? This could easily be the answer to your skin problems. Try setting a mediation or yoga routine if you think this could be the cause.
This one goes hand-and-hand with nutrition… Sugar is the number one cuprite when it comes to acne. If you notice you eat a lot of sugar (even fructose), try cutting back.
7. Lack of Sleep
Your body needs rest to rejuvenate skin cells. Get at least 7-8 hours a night.
You could be using a product that doesn’t agree with your skin. It could also be an allergic reaction to something you are eating. Try out new products to find one that works best for you. If you think you may have a food allergy check in with your Doctor.
There are three common problems when it comes to poor skin:
1. Over cleansing the face.
2. Not cleansing the face enough.
3. Not cleansing the right way.
If you wash your face more than twice a day, your body will send excess oil to the face and cause breakouts.
Not washing your face at all, on the other hand, could also be apart of you complexion problems. Find a product that works for you and get into the routine of washing up before bed. I once heard that washing your face in the morning is actually more damaging then helpful for the skin; as your body produces excellent natural oils while you sleep. I personally wash my face before bed and after workouts – that’s it.
Lastly, make sure you apply your facial products correctly. Do your research.
It is so important to moisturizer – no matter what skin type you have. If you don’t use one already, get on it! If you know you have oily skin, look for a compatible oil free moisturizer. If you have dry skin, find a nice facial oil.
Get your glow on!
With Love, E
The photo above is taken from Annmarie Gianni. I absolutely love all her products.