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08th Sep 2012

How to Deal with a Skin Breakout

Breakouts affect everyone once in a while so to help you prevent them from happening, here are a few suggestions.

Spots don’t just affect us in our teens. In fact everybody suffers a bit of a breakout now and again no matter how clear their skin is.

But there are a few things you can do make sure this happens less often…

  1. Cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. Use products that suit your skin and stick to the routine no matter what. We know how tempting it is to come in at three o’clock in the morning and collapse into bed but it’s vital you remove makeup and dirt from your skin properly.
  2. If you do see a wretched spot emerging don’t pick, pop or squeeze it. Yes, our parents drove us mad saying this too but it is true. All of these actions will anger the spot and can cause it to spread. To be completely honest, we’d rather have one tiny mole hill than a whole mountain range!
  3. Watch what you’re eating. Diet can, in some cases, affect the skin. Unfortunately fatty and salty foods are what you should really avoid which means no chips, popcorn or cakes. At least not all the time. Everyone is different so if you just keep in mind what foods make your skin flare up and stay away from them. Also drink lots of water!
  4. You might feel like you’re blaming your hormones for everything, including why you cried while watching The Hunger Games, but they do have a major impact on the skin. Stress isn’t good as it causes spots, so make sure to relax. At the time of the month you can expect a few extra blemishes so there’s nothing to be concerned about there.
  5. If all else fails, you can always cover a spot up. With makeup, anything is possible so be thankful you’re not a guy! Use your foundation and concealer to take the redness out of the area by gently dabbing around the spot without touching it directly. Again, if you are prone to breakouts, use an anti-blemish foundation.

These are just a few of the things you can do to improve the condition of your skin. However, sometimes the solution isn’t so simple. If you are having problems with regular breakouts, it is probably best to consult your doctor.