Having clear skin can really impact the way you feel and how you interact with others throughout your day. For both women and men, it can be very challenging to maintain clear skin. I can promise you this much, don't spend large amounts of money on prescribed chemical induced medication or acne creams. I know for the ladies it is ESPECIALLY difficult to clear up skin due to the many different hormonal imbalances we have and lets face it, a lot of us may keep our make-up on while working out (me) or going to bed (not me, thankfully). I go straight to the gym after I finish work so yes, the make-up does stay on my face but my skin is still pretty clear for the most part. If you follow these SIMPLE and yet EFFECTIVE steps for at least a week you will start to see improvements. However, I do recommend these steps become a permanent part of your routine. I also want to let you know that I have severely sensitive skin, it gets extremely dry and itchy to the point where I sometimes I can't even apply makeup. I cured all of this without having to use any kind of prescribed medication on my face! So here we go! (And these steps do not have to be followed in any particular order).
Step 1: Okay, you probably hear it all the time and it is the most basic step to follow yet the most difficult. #DIET #DIET #YOURDIET !!!!!! It is so so SO important to have a good diet. Everyone has different needs, however. Some people may break out due to certain foods they consume. In this case, consult your doctor to find out what diet works best for you. Myself, I am a vegan and have been for over a year. My skin has made TREMENDOUS improvements by consuming a bunch of greens and fresh fruits. ALSO, water is VITAL. Water is not only extremely salient but also magical. Drink as much water as you can every hour. Stay hydrated. Since I have very irritable dry skin, water really does the trick. Okay so let's move on to step #2.
Step 2: Step #2 is mainly for those with dry and sensitive skin like myself. Currently, I buy an ointment from shoppers drugmart which really helped heal my super red, itchy, dry skin. My skin smoothens out very nicely with this ointment and it is literally three bucks with tax if you live in Canada. The name of this ointment is called "Hydrocortisone Ointment" which is an anti-itch ointment. My skin looks very fresh, healthy and smooth with this product. ALSO, I want to mention that I have been using "Franklin & Whitman" products for over a year now. If you are not familiar with their products, they are all VEGAN and cruelty free. They carry everything from face masks to body scrubs, to face steamers, hair care and MUCH more! The link for their products is right here www.franklinandwhitman.com?tap_a=13043-07f70e&tap_s=128037-7fc623. They're also so generous enough to give me a discount code!! USE CODE "MAISHA" for 20% off these phenomenal products. I remember one night my skin was so irritated and itchy I stayed up the whole night. It was the most painful and uncomfortable feeling. So, I used one of Franklin and Whitman's face steamers at 4 a.m. in the morning and within 10 minutes of using this steamer the itchy most irritated feeling on my skin was relieved. I then applied one of their face masks and felt so relaxed. Not only did this steamer help with my skin irritation but also cleared up my skin by opening up my pores. Their face masks are also so helpful to smoothen out the skin! Their products are so worth the purchase. I can't even begin to explain the wonders their products have done to my skin. Thank you Franklin and Whitman for your wonderful products.
Step 3: What do I use on my skin to wash off my makeup? Here's the thing, in the years that I have been wearing makeup I have only slept with my makeup on twice. Removing your makeup before bed is SO important. GROSS! You don't want to keep it on while you sleep. Overnight, you should be applying face cream for your skin to absorb the proper nutrients you are feeding it. Your skin is healing while you are asleep and keeping your make-up on is preventing you from allowing your skin to vitally improve. Put on a face mask before bed and then a face cream. This step just like every other step I mentioned thus far will help you maintain your skin and clear up your skin. I buy face wipes from shoppers to wipe off my makeup, literally like 3 bucks, again, not expensive. You don't have to go to sephora and buy a 40 dollar makeup remover. Trust me. BUT- I will say, after I use the face wipe I cleanse my face with a $20 soy face cleanser from sephora. I then wash my face with hot water. Following this step I use the most bomb night cream on this planet that really helps moisturize my skin. This night cream is called "Ommerse, Overnight Recovery Creme" by the company Zo Skin Health created by Dr. Zein Obagi himself. They also have AMAZING products. This is the best cream I've ever used. Here is the link for this cream: https://zoskinhealth.com/zoskinhealth/ommerse-overnight-recovery-creme.
Step 4: None of us are super human. Regardless, we may break out here and there for whatever reason. When I do get a pimple this is what I use to cover it up. Not only does this product cover up the pimple, but it also is a treatment to get rid of the pimple within about a day. This product again is from Zo Skin Health and it is a "Correct and Conceal" acne treatment product. This is phenomenal for the skin. It camouflages the pimple and yet simultaneously gets rid of the pimple. Here is the link to this product: https://zoskinhealth.com/zoskinhealth/offects-correct-conceal-medium. A little bonus- I also use their lash enhancing serum which helped with the growth of my eyelashes (NOT MESSING WITH YOU GUYS HERE) and I also apply this over night for my lashes to grow. The last cream I apply for the night time all for my skin to absorb (REMEMBER WITHOUT MAKEUP) is the Zo Skin Health eye brightening cream. Dark circles are the worst and not a very pleasing look. This cream helps brighten up my under eye while keeping that layer of my skin keep hydrated. Since I have extra dry skin I use my ointment underneath and then apply the eye cream so my skin can absorb the product overnight. Here is the official website for Zo Skin Health so you can shop for your individual skin care needs: https://zoskinhealth.com/
These are my quick, simple, easy and yet EFFECTIVE steps. My blog is meant to give you guys helpful information for methods to improve the way you feel and look in the most positive way. I will post much more to give you guys the most beneficial products! Subscribe to me for more posts. You can also follow me for more tips tricks and pics here on my instagram: www.instagram.com/maisha667/.
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