So for the last good few months I have been having really bad breakouts, I don't know if its because of what I'm eating, what products I'm using..is it stress, is it a change in my blood..hormones...or even because I haven't seen the sun for at least 7 months!
God only knows!! So I have been trying everything under the non existent sun to see what helps and narrow down the cause.
Last year when I went on holiday the sun cleared it up brilliantly and I had hoped that was it...but no..it came back with a vengeance..and ok don't get me wrong i can covered it up pretty well with makeup but I still know its there underneath and it can get you down!! Here's some of the thingsthe things I've tried from reading online and tips from friends and family:
Cutting down on sugary foods and sweet stuff does help to reduce the amount I did notice.
I have started yoga to help me relax as we can all stress out over even small things so its good to learn to control your breathing and is so good for extra blood flow to your head to help keep your skin and hair super healthy and glowing!!! So far so good I am really enjoying it as I need to tone up and get into shape anyway.
it's hard to remember to drink enough water everyday because there are those days where you maybe just don't feel like it. Barbara Currie recommends you drink at least 6 glasses a day. To remind myself I try and drink them with meals instead of coke or milk etc and il have a pint instead of a glass to double up!
Ice cube facial
Tia Mowry uploaded a post on her site talking about this ice cube facial and I couldn't wait to try it!! It works wonders and you feel so fresh and rejuvenated after. This trick helps to promote blood flow and tighten up your pores so give it a go it really works!!!
The last thing i tried was changing my cleanser from mineral oil based to all natural ingredients, as i have found having combination skin though can become too oily. So i tried the Purify and Soothe facial cleanser from Elemental Herbology. I use this with a muslin cloth to gently exfoliate any dead skin cells away, it is like a mini facial for me and i always enjoy scrubbing my face at the end of the day!! Check back for my full review on this product and more from Elemental coming soon!!