No Touch! Keep Your Hands off Your Face
This one is a total no brainer.
Think about all the disgusting things you touch every day: money, door handles, other people’s hands, etc. Touching your bacteria-ridden hands onto your face does exactly what you’d image – transfers all that grossness right onto your skin.
As this article discusses, touching your face can easily trigger a breakout. Also included in this article: gross facts about what your hands might transfer to your face.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Beauty sleep is no myth!
Getting a good nights sleep, every night, is one way to achieve healthy skin. Sleep deprivation causes stress, which can lead to breakouts.
Additionally, as this article discusses, growth hormones are released both at the beginning and late states of sleep, which are responsible for several beautifying effects.
Be sure to get at least 6 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night.
Proper hydration does wonders for your skin!
It flushes out toxins, helping to keep your skin clear. When you’re dehydrated, your blood gets thick and water-deficient from organs that are pulling water from it, this in turn causes the blood to pull water from your skin cells. This causes skin dryness, and dry skin is not as resilient; therefore it’s more prone to wrinkling and ages quicker.
And water is free – such an easy way to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy! So, drink up!
Sweat It Out
When you sweat, your pores open up and the toxins in your skin are pushed out.
Additionally, when you sweat due to working out, your skin also produces natural oils that provide a certain glow in your skin. Break a sweat!
Gently Dry Your Face
When drying your face, do not rub the towel hard on your skin – let the towel actually do its job of absorbing moisture. What this means is patting your face with a towel gently and slowly. Rough towels can actually cause scratches on your skin, causing redness and making it even easier for bacteria to penetrate.
To play it safe, get a soft towel just for your face, such as these soft, face towels or even use an old t-shirt that is made of a soft material.
Clean Your Bedding (Especially Your Pillow Case)
Make sure your pillow cases and bed sheets are washed regularly. Bacteria from your face transfers onto the sheets, which then lingers and reproduces, that bacteria then causes allergies and pimples on your face. If you really think about it, it’s pretty freaking gross, change your sheets, and especially your pillowcase, weekly.
If you’re looking for some hypoallergenic bedding, I like these from amazon
Avoid Cosmetic Induced Acne
Makeup can cause acne and breakouts, in fact it even has a name – cosmetic induced acne. So go bare when you can – but obviously this isn’t always an option.
Use makeup that is water-based and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. And also apply these products using a featherlight touch and only for a few seconds to minimize irritation. Side note, I use Arbonne products – I actually “sell” them, but only sell them so I can get the discount. Let me know if you’re interested in using the products – you can purchase through me and I’ll give you a big discount.
Choose sheer, water-based, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) products. And finally, apply these products using a featherlight touch and only for a few seconds to minimize irritation.
This article discusses several tips for minimizing cosmetic induced acne, including best methods for applying and removing makeup and ingredients to avoid.
Make sure you remove your makeup!