I know, I know… You’ve heard it before, right?
Lose 10 pounds in 3 days! Grow your hair 3 inches in 10 hours! Look at the barbell 7 times and compete in a Figure competition TONIGHT! Blah, blah, blah…
I get it. The world is always trying to sell you something and the flashier the headline, the more clicks they get.
If you clicked on this header, I’m sure you’re waiting on me to get to the part where you magically clear the skin ailments that have been plaguing you for most of your life. The thing is, though, it isn’t magic.
It’s a process.
Let’s start with why people get acne. Diet, heredity, climate, stress, your monthly cycle, cleanliness… There are many reasons why people get breakouts.
1. Figure out what your trigger is.
Do you get more breakouts after your Friday night “cheat” meal? Does citrus make your skin itch? Do you wash your face too many times? Yes, it is possible to remove too much from your skin.
Pay attention and figure out what triggers your breakouts and, if possible, lessen or cut that thing out and see if your complexion improves.
2. Go Natural.
Our culture has become one of quick fixes with the assistance of synthetic products. Quick! Check your current face wash for the following ingredients:
- Synthetic colors
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
There are things that SHOULD be on our skin and things that SHOULD NOT and the 8 ingredients above are in the avoid category.
Skincare products like Oyana Body Care, which are created using ONLY all natural, plant-based ingredients, avoid changing your pH levels and allow your body to naturally heal itself like it was created to do.
Like, a ton of water. Drink so much water that you get to know which stall in your bathroom at work is your favorite. We’ve all heard the trope of drinking 8 eight ounces of water per day but apparently that isn’t entirely true. Especially if you’re active.
I found this nifty hydration calculator online that may help.
All in all, knowing your body, allowing your body to do what it was made for, and feeding your body what it needs will get you well on your way to improving your complexion.