A lot of people ask me how I keep my skin so clear and blemish-free. While a lot of it can be blamed on good genetics, there are a few methods that I use to make sure I avoid breakouts. As we head into the fall season, skin tends to change: it becomes dry, flaky, and can sometimes crack. My skin routine changes when the seasons do, so my fall routine isn’t the same as summer. Cold weather means your skin needs some hydration, so here’s how I keep mine soft, minus the breakouts.
Avoid Excessive Washing
Most people think that washing your skin with cleanser at morning and night will help acne. Sure, that may be the case for some people; however, over-washing your skin strips away oils and can actually cause acne. Oils produced by skin actually help keep your face hydrated. Depending on your skin type, figure out how many times you should use a scrub per day (or not even at all). Personally, I may use a scrub only at night or only in the morning. Some days, I just splash water on my face. If you do decide to use a scrub, make sure to do it after a shower when your pores are open. Just be wary of washing too much, especially during the cold months – you will dry your skin out!
In the winter, skin becomes dry and cracked. It is so important to use moisturizer! Make sure to purchase a face lotion that won’t cause you to have an allergic reaction or break out. I personally use Aveeno daily moisturizer with SPF in it (because the sun is always out no matter what season, so protect your face!) Keeping your face hydrated during these months will help prevent flaking and peeling.
This will help in keeping skin soft. Water really does help! I was skeptical until I started to drink a lot of water. It’s not only during the cold months – it will help your skin stay clear year-round. Water helps rid your body of toxins and keeps the skin looking free and clear. Besides the anti-acne benefits, water also helps me feel more alert, energized, and feeling good.
You don’t need to dry out your face to be acne free! Hydrate, moisturize, and wash occasionally, and you will be on your way to healthy, happy skin.