Skin care for acne – But It’s not easy!
So you’ve tried everything for your acne. The benzoyl peroxide stuff, the salicylic acid stuff, the late night infomercial stuff — you’ve done it all. You’re frustrated, continually embarrassed — and you’re ready to nuke acne from your life, once and for all.
The Nuclear Option
The condition of your skin has an often underrated impact on your quality of life. Researchers have found that higher instances of depression, and even thoughts of suicide occur in teenagers with acne problems.
And it’s not just a teen thing. A recent study shows that 50% of all adult women and 25% of adult men experience acne.
The occasional flare-up is one thing. But when acne begins to affect your lifestyle, well, that’s serious. So when you get to the point where you’re ready to make sacrifices, go extreme and bomb this condition from existence for good, the Natural Skin Care for Acne Ultimate Checklist will be right here waiting for you.
Bookmark it. Favorite it. Like it on Facebook. Do what you have to, so that you’re never without this list again.
The Ultimate Checklist
The Skin Care for Acne Ultimate Checklist is a collection of deceptively simple behaviors. Some are familiar maxims you’ve heard before, but adopting them all together will serve to destroy many of the largest obstacles standing between you and your smoothest, most attractive complexion, ever.
Here we go.
- First and foremost: Consume plenty of water. Acne is your body’s way of flushing out toxins. Water is an essential aid to this process. Keep it next to you all day, every day. And drink some before bed, when your body works it’s hardest to renew your skin.
- Actively relieve your stress. We can never completely remove it, but we can reduce stress by pursuing activities that give us a change of pace. Find what relaxes you and literally schedule it into your daily and weekly routines.
- Drink green tea. The antioxidant properties in green tea make it an excellent supporter of your fight against acne.
- Wear minimal makeup, if any. Keeping your skin free to breathe is extremely important on the road to a clear complexion.
- No coffee. Brutal, yes. But this is the nuclear option. There will be sacrifices, and caffeine is one of them. (Yes, that means no Pepsi or Coke, either).
-And while we’re on the subject of soda, try substituting water for ALL of your beverages.
- Go to sleep. Studies show that optimal sleep time for adults is an average of seven hours. Get at least seven (but not more than nine) so your skin can rejuvenate properly.
- Do not pick, scratch or squeeze. Bet you’ve heard that one before. It’s time to listen.
- Get exercise every day. Exercise improves your circulation and assists your body with the transport and evacuation of toxins.
- Change your pillowcase every night, preferably with one that has been washed with fragrance-free detergent or a natural soap.
- Use cool water to wash your face regularly — and when using a washcloth, be careful never to scrub. Use gentle circular motions, and only use natural products on your skin. (We recommend Xtend-Life.)
- Avoid the sugary sweets, but if you must partake — make it dark chocolate. You’ll be getting additional antioxidants while you indulge (in moderation, of course).
- Cut back on alcohol. If you drink at all, have two during the course of the week so you won’t be tempted to binge on the weekends.
- Keep hair away from your face. Hair can be naturally oily and attract contaminants from your environment that can wind up on your skin.
- Cut back on spices in your food, such as cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and chili, etc. Go for the less inflammatory herbs instead — thyme, rosemary, mint, etc.
You Can Do It.
Beautiful skin is entirely within your reach. But you’re going to have to be willing to let go of some things you’ve become comfortable with.
Your results are all that matter. Stay completely focused on your goal. Don’t let anything derail you. Can you imagine how it will feel to have others asking you what your secret is?
You can tell them you went ‘nuclear’ — with The Ultimate Checklist.
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