Acne – More of a Problem Than You Think?
All of us want dream of having a glowing complexion, free of blemishes and other impurities. However, many people suffer from acne, and it can prove to be a troublesome and often embarrassing problem. A sufferer may feel isolated and/or subdued, which can limit everything up to your career, as low self-esteem often hinders us from maximizing our full potential. While many products out there try to acquire your hard-earned money, keep in mind that a lot of them overcharge for a second rate product. Never forget that there are many simple strategies that can be employed prior to spending a fortune! Here are the best of them.
1. Don’t Over-Exfoliate
Exfoliation is very important in maintaining a great complexion. It breaks away the dull, dead skin cells that are on your face that take away from your natural glow. About a year ago, I purchased a full body exfoliant, and I was more than just a little impressed with the results. My skin was incredibly soft to the touch. I couldn’t help but be fascinated with my new, satiny feel. Every time I showered, I would use this incredible solution, and then, I started using it on my face. My skin was baby soft. After some time, I started suffering from cystic acne. These are boils that are deep in the skin and very hard to the touch. They take weeks to surface, if they ever surface at all, and the scar they leave if you try to pop them lasts for months. Having suffered from mild acne throughout my teenage years, I had yet to experience boils like these. It is said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results, and this is exactly what I did wrong; I continued using the exfoliant regularly, until, one day, it hit me… maybe I was over-doing it. I ceased from using this exfoliant, purchased a less abrasive exfoliant geared toward facial use, and the boils have since stopped. The new product I am using is geared primarily toward rejuvenation, with a complementary leave on serum, which is helping tremendously in healing the scarring left by the cysts.
2. You Are What You Eat
We have all heard this age old adage, but few truly take it to heart. You really are what you eat. Though eating certain foods won’t increase your likelihood of acne outbreaks, eating well can do you lots of favors. Eating poorly won’t help any. An analysis of your diet will prove to show positive results. Eat meals high in raw fruits and vegetables, and up foods like berries & yogurt, which have been scientifically linked to healthy skin. As with virtually any body part or condition, the more water you drink, the healthier you’ll be!
3. Time To Put It To the Test
Now that you are armed with this knowledge, it’s up to you to use it in your daily life. By putting this advice to action, you can expect to start seeing positive results with persistence and an optimistic attitude!