03, 04, 2017

In prep

If you feel like you’re constantly doing battle with your skin, but those imperfections keep coming back with all they’ve got, don’t give up just yet. I’ve been there and am still there at times—I did however figure out some ways that work for my skin before any storm can take a strike. A flaw-free radiant complexion is possible no matter how bad your skin might be right now.

1. Start early.

The best way to tackle problem skin is to get to the root of the problem. Blackheads, zits, and acne need to be stopped. I admit it’s not always easy to do, but at the first sighting or feeling of something going on is your best time to take action. Washing your face twice daily with a cleanser in combination with using spot treatments like tea green oil in your skincare routine, you’ll notice a reduction in your problematic skin. Be sure to continue using the products that helped you even after your blemish problems have been solved, or they could make a reappearance.

2. Face masks.

If you want to keep the blemishes at bay, it’s never a bad idea to treat your skin to a face mask at least once [or twice] a week. This will get deep into your pores and clean out any dirt and grease that could cause a problem. I’ve specifically been enjoying Korean sheet masks, which I find not only very effective, but also relaxing to have on your face after a long day.

3. Shield from the sun.

A lot of us are very familiar with what harm the sun can do to our skin, but there are those who still think because they don’t see any damage [yet] they don’t need it. There was a time when I was foolish with this and it had resulted in some sun spots. Whether you have sun spots or not, you should never go outside without applying some form of protection from the sun, whether that be a moisturizer or BB cream with an SPF, sunscreen or sunblock.

4. No more sun spots.

If the damage is done from too much sun exposure and it shows, there are some methods that help with fading it out. You can buy whitening lotion online, or get your hands on skincare products that help deal with scars and uneven skin tone. When regularly applied to the area, it will fade any concerning marks and leave you with an even and a brighter complexion. Also, don’t forget to keep using a sunscreen to reduce your chances of developing future spots, or most importantly cancer.

5. Stay hydrated.

Drinking plenty of water will ensure that your skin is plumped, clear, and smooth. Aside from getting enough sleep at night, it will also help to prevent dark circles. If you come from a lifestyle where you don’t drink too much water in a day, I suggest easing your way in by adding lemon to your water, or buying a cute water bottle and have it near you at all times. It will be a reminder for you to keep on drinking.

6 responses to “In prep”

  1. These are great tips! I’ve been struggling with drinking enough water, but it really does make a difference. Definitely need to invest in some good suncream for my face too!

    • Stacey says:

      Especially since it’s cold we tend to forget about drinking water, but even drinking hot/warm water is good too …but it’s not always convenient lol. I just ordered a new sunscreen so I’m excited to use it :]

  2. One of my resolutions for 2017 was to drink more water, and I’m definitely drinking more water these days! Could drink even more though as it gets warmer outside! Also need to find some good masks, have yet to try sheet mask and am curious about them! Have a lovely babe! Xx


    • Stacey says:

      Hahah when I read your comment it was a good reminder for me to drink my water as well! But yes, when it’s cold out drinking water is kind of in the back of your mind. I just want warmer weather now!!

  3. Excellent tips. I have so much going on with my skin lately. I need to try sheet masks…
    and I need a whitening lotion. Sometimes, even with sunscreen I get sun spots

    • Stacey says:

      That happens with me as well, I get little freckles on my cheeks sometimes so I started to wear a suncreen and even under a BB cream with SPF. Hope that helps!

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