Be it the time of the month, or when you’ve used a wrong product and getting reactions from it, or just when your skin decides to go cray on you, some of us are bound to go through that rough patch once in a while. So I’ll share wiht you what I do to kinda like stabilize the condition. Yes im a doctor of my own skin haha. I’ve been studying my skin for as long as I can remember and I think I know how to keep it under control as of now.
There are soooooo many causes of breakouts like the food you eat, make up and skincare you use, the cleanliness of the make up sponge/ brushes, your pillowcase, your face towel, the air pollution, hormones and so much more. Some are just inevitable so you gotta work around it.
Here’s what I do from the inside and out when my skin is going through a phase:
1. Change my pillow case and face towel
Well I try to change my pillow case every week and my face towel every few days but sometimes I do forget and my face will remind me by comin out with spots so I know it’s time to change. haha.. those face demons man. Hygiene is the key to start everything off with.
2. Drink plenty of water
I will drink more water than usual to naturally detox my body and although its annoying to go to the toilet every 20 mins but you gotta do whatchu gotta do!
3. Wash all my make up tools
I wash my beauty blender after every use but make up brushes not so much, more like twice a week! zzz guilty as charged la but i dont have that much time I mean.. I have a full time job hahaa. So when i start to break out I will wash them with my Solid Cleanser by Beauty Blender and spray antibacterial brush cleaner spray on em.
4. Make up
I dont think my make up has anything to do with my breakouts unless I’m in the midst of trying out a new product and I start to get zits, If that’s the case, I’ll stop using that immediately. So never try new products all at once so that you can keep track of what’s bothering your skin.
5. Skin care
I think it’s important to invest in skin care so I spend quite a bit of my pay check on skincare items coz I’m a little paranoid when it comes to having wrinkles and stuff so I try to prolong my youthful skin? hahah. So ofcourse exfoliation and face masks come in when I breakout. I’ll exfoliate with my Bliss Micro Magic Spa Powered Microdermabrasion Treatment and go in with my Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask. These will dehydrate my skin a little so I’ll then use Glamglow Thirstymud and leave it on overnight or just top my usual Keihl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Caudalie’s Divine Oil for that extra boost of moisture.
I know for a fact that my breakouts are caused mostly by my hormones coz my Doctor told me that and also coz my breakouts are mostly on my chin area. up different areas of breakouts are caused by different things you can read more bout it on google. So what can I do bout this besides taking birth control pill to balance them out? Absolutely nothing! hahaha so yeah I guess maintaining a balanced diet, a good skincare routine and all of the above are all that I can do.
So there you have it! What do you do when you get breakouts? Tell me. Anyways, thanks for reading loves! xx