Imagine the horror of waking up in the morning with yet another hideous pimple, blackhead or whitehead on your face! They often rear its ugly head without any prior warning, and sometimes even pop up before an important event – ugh! To tackle the root of this issue, we need to first understand why these pimples, blackheads or whiteheads are typically formed.
WHY do pimples, blackheads or whiteheads typically surface?
The sebaceous glands (found in our skin) produce an oily substance called sebum, which carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of your skin. Blackheads or whiteheads are typically formed when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in the skin, while pimples typically grow when these follicles get blocked, causing excessive oil to be built up under the skin. Besides excessive sebum production, another reason why pimples appear may be due to hormonal changes in your body.
HOW to close the doors on THEM?
Previously we have shared our VitaRealm® Beauty guide to achieving a glowing complexion in 4 easy steps. Today, we are going to highlight the importance of following a ‘Less is More’ skincare mantra that would help to clear up your skin in no time! Here are 6 tips on achieving a clear complexion even for the acne-prone:
The first step to clear skin is cleansing your skin twice a day with a gentle face wash or cleanser that removes any built-up residue from a long day out. However, do note that the right cleanser should not leave your skin feeling dry or ‘tight’ after washing, as stripping your face off its natural oils may result in more sebum being produced! One way you may find a suitable cleanser for your skin is to check the labels on the product before purchasing to ensure that it is designed for your skin type.
Always remove your makeup before bed
We know how tempting it is to go to sleep with your makeup on after a crazy night of partying. However, failing to remove any makeup products and trapped dirt thoroughly can often lead to unwanted clogged pores, blemishes and blackheads.
Go makeup-free at least once a week
While makeup products may have the powerful ability to hide blemishes and create the illusion of a flawless skin, wearing layers of them day after day may sometimes be the very cause of the flaws you are trying to conceal! Pick at least one day to set aside your makeup bag - this gives your skin a refreshing breather from pore-clogging liquids and powders.
Pamper your skin
Be it a do-it-yourself 15-mins sheet mask treatment or a professional facial session, remember to pamper your skin regularly with a relaxing face massage or facial amidst your busy schedule. Both of these treatments are said to help increase blood circulation and revitalise your skin, keeping your skin calm and happy! #treatyoself – right?
Exfoliating your skin regularly with a physical scrub or a chemical acid such as AHA helps to ensure that dead skin cells and any product or dirt residues are properly removed to reveal a smooth and clear complexion. However, keep in mind that over-exfoliating your skin may do more harm than good to your skin - always stick to the recommended usage directions stated on your exfoliator!
Eat the right foods
Foods high in antioxidants are known to ‘pacify’ inflamed pimples and keep them at bay. If you find them difficult to attain through diets, beauty supplements such as VitaRealm® Skin Perfecting Essence are perfect for you! Formulated with an optimal blend of high-antioxidant botanical extracts and Marine Collagen Peptides, this high-efficacy beauty drink helps to provide you with the necessary nutrients to repair damaged and troubled skin. Say goodbye to nasty acne and scars today with just 1 bottle a day – get yours on VitaRealm® Beauty today at just $39.90 for a box of 8 bottles (limited time only).