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February, 12 2018

Our 5 simple tips to looking after acne-prone skin


Gill @JdeV Auchterarder store

Today is the last day of your skincare plan and I truly hope you’ve enjoyed it. We’ve covered a whole host of topics that will have hopefully been useful in helping you to look after your skin type and to love the skin you’re in. Today we’ll be recapping your entire skincare plan into some easy to remember tips and finishing with a fond farewell, we hope to see you soon!

1)    A natural routine for acne-prone skin

It’s often tempting to rush out the door without giving much thought to our skin however, we now know that this can actually be damaging, particularly if you have problematic skin prone to acne. We looked at the importance of cleansing the skin, removing impurities and makeup as well as a few products that we recommend for helping to tackle acne-prone skin.

2)    Getting your beauty sleep!

Who knew beauty sleep was a thing? The tell-tale signs of not getting enough shut eye should be enough to convince you! We looked at how lack of sleep impacts your skin and can lead to a dreaded flare-up in acne symptoms as well as some simple ways to help. Who knew that you only had a few hours sleep last night? Nobody!

3)    What could be triggering flare-ups or breakouts?

When it comes to acne, identifying potential flare-up triggers is an important part of managing your skin health. From stress reduction to the type of makeup you used we looked at some of the ways you can minimise your risk of a dreaded acne outbreak.

4)    Feeding your skin good food

It’s important to look after your body and skin from the inside out and that can mean making a few dietary changes to accommodate our skin’s needs. Incorporating nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin C and E into your diet are vital to your skin’s health. While the odd bar of chocolate here and there probably won’t cause you much grief in terms of your skin, completely going overboard might!

Now, I’m not saying you should completely re-think your entire diet but making some healthy swaps can definitely go a long way to helping the health of our skin. Start out slow and make small manageable changes first to see how you get on.

5)    Looking after your skin as you age

If there’s one major skin concern out there it’s how to look after your skin as you age. As we age there are lots of physical changes that can, in turn, affect our skin. Our skin doesn’t stay the same throughout our lives and this isn’t a bad thing! But, it’s important to change and learn to adapt your skincare routine to your skin’s own specific needs which is why we looked at how you can adapt your skincare routines to care for these natural changes.