Being bad built sucks, being bad built with horrible skin uber sucks. I should know, because I spent ages 14-22 with an epidermis resembling that of a peanut patty. Now of course I wasn’t a porker but with my peanut brittle like skin maybe I as well ought to have been.
Fast-forward to today, un-tagging and burning all pictures before the last 7 years, I enjoy the compliments I receive about my skin. It took many years of trial & error, many products and regimes and hiding behind hats/hoodies/big hair to get my skin balanced. I’ve dealt with it all; razor bumps, acne, blemishes and skin pigmentation problems. I’ve tried everything from crème, medications, homeopathic and home remedies. Some times to great triumphs and other times to great dismay.
With all those blunders I have finally come to a point where I truly understand my skin and know how to treat it. From high-end spa treatments to things in my pantry I have managed to manage my skin to the even glowing complexion I don today. The key is being consistent. Like most of you reading this looking for skin solace, I would find a product or routine that worked and after I start to see results I would cease all future repetition and find myself back to the nestle crunch complexion I begin at.
No longer satisfied with what was happening with my face I just did my homework. I became knowledgeable about my body, changed my diet, read and tried any skincare method I found and most importantly I became discipline in sticking with what works. Though, there are many products, devices, procedures and techniques designed to target different skin types all can use my daily/life tips to developing and maintaining that fresh face supple summertime skin, year round. Here are 32 small tips of what I do to keep acne & blemish free and even skin.
- Change/wash pillowcase weekly.
- Wash face twice a day.
- Wash & exfoliate after conditioning hair to reduce pore- clogger from panthenol.
- Lower dairy intake to prevent cyst-like pimples. Opt for other calcium rich foods like broccoli, asparagus, and orange juice.
- Eat fermented foods (pickles, yogurt &sauerkraut). Probiotics are microorganisms that have beneficial skin effects when eaten i.e. good germs.
- Try any and every over-the-counter product. Mix it up; often!
- Moisturize before bed.
- Exfoliate with brown sugar and seal pores with ice cubes.
- Steam face at least once a week.
- Watch hair products. Shampoo, conditioners, fragrances, oils, pomades, or gels can clog your pores or incite breakout.
- Sanitize phone & ear bubs clean.
- Don’t touch face unless hands are clean.
- Sleep on back to keep face free of fabric, hands, slobber and other agent that can cause a breakout.
- When washing face remember dry face, dry hands. Doing this will guarantee a better clean.
- Once a week detox, fast or juice cleanse.
- Switch out sugar for agave or honey as natural sweeteners.
- Applying lemon juice to skin or cleansing scrubs can help maintain the proper pH.
- Scrub face with green tea leaves.
- Shave less.
- User toner after ever wash to tighten pores.
- Use lemon extract to remove acne scars.
- Eat more monosaturated fats here, which are found in nuts, peanut butter and olive, cocoanut and grape seed oils to promote skin radiance and elasticity.
- Add more cardio to workout routine to open pores, detoxify and regulate respiratory system.
- After a facial wash use a cold compress or bag of pea to reduce swelling and pigmentation.
- Opt for serum over creams because it’s much more concentrated than cream or lotion, and only need a small amount daily to see results.
- Purchase Phisoderm.
- Use a moisturizing bar of white Dove, make a mask of it to dry out pimples.
- Take up yoga.
- Consumer more fresh veggies over processed foods.
- Apply raw potato juice daily to help to remove scars from your face.
- Shave with the grain and avoid any close shaving system that cuts the hair beneath the surface of the skin because follicle can easily become ingrown
- Be patient and consistent with your skin.