Problem Skin? 3 Things to Avoid
Updated: Nov 8, 2018
Problem skin can come from a lot of different sources, in any gender, and at any time of life. If your skin is prone to sensitivity, breakouts, or dryness, here are a few things to avoid to help keep your skin looking clear and healthy.
#3. Unhealthy Diet
When you've eliminated irritants and pore-clogging products from your skin-care regimen, but your skin is still acting up, it's time to examine your diet. A lot of skin problems result from imbalanced hormones. A diet containing an excess of sugar, or hormone-laden foods like conventionally produced chicken and dairy, can cause a disruption that leads to skin problems and potentially bigger issues down the line.
#2. Neglecting to Launder LinensIn Western countries it's customary to wash bedding once every one or two weeks, but when when you have disrupted hormones or problem skin you may find relief from your breakouts by laundering your sheets with greater frequency. Dirt, oils, and bacteria can collect in pillowcases, pajamas, and sheets, re-infecting even the most carefully cleansed skin. For excess pimples on the face, neck, back, and chest, try using a t-shirt and pillow case every night that are clean and fresh.
#1. Using Cheap Product
We get it - It's a two-liter twin-pack of lotion for 99 cents. But what could go wrong? Low price doesn't always mean low-quality, but you'll find that cheaper skin products tend to be laden with chemicals that actually dry your skin out over time, at the very least, while others contain chemicals that are banned in other countries because of their known toxic effects. Yikes! Alawys read your labels, and avoid sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, and "fragrances" in particular.