So this long due post and finally something worthy to post on the blog. I hope you all are doing well and all charged up to read this post ;)
Before we jump on the bandwagon of treating acne let me make it clear I am no skin expert, just a lot of reading, experimenting and understanding what’s best for me. So that’s what you have to do as well!
So I was this happy teenage girl who survived pimples and acne throughout teenage, I had clear skin and then I moved out of teenage and boom, not so clear skin anymore!
Happy girl with clear skin (Ahh I was)
Well throughout these years I have understood what food suits me and what doesn’t. Also, I have understood what products suit and work well for my skin and some additional tips which I follow to keep my skin sane.
ohh me and acne (Feb, 2017)
The Food You Eat
1. First thing first, a lot many times the acne we have is due to a lot of foods which don’t suit us. You have to keep track of what you eat and how it reacts to the skin. I realized whenever I eat packet/ bakery chips, the very next day I have a pimple or two on my face. So ladies and gents you should focus on what are you in taking and is it harming your skin or not. For every individual, the food can vary.
2. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Drink fresh juices, cut down on soda. Your skin will thank you for this. Trust me.
3. Drink plenty of water (the habit I am trying to build) but yes it makes a great difference as your body remains hydrated and behaves well. However, you’ll need to use restroom A LOT but no pain no gain babies!
I strictly avoid taking any medicines for acne, unless you have a worse case then visit a dermatologist and get the right medication.
1. The only lotion I use is “Dalacin T” which is easily available at drugstores; however, test it before you use it on your acne. Leave it overnight or over the period of the day, ensure that you have washed you face prior to applying the lotion.
2. Drink “Safi”. It tastes horrible but honestly, it works. I drank around 5 – 6 bottles and it really makes difference. You’ll observe your acne reducing.
I am a very clumsy and lazy person and when it comes to beauty regime, I have none but there are some essentials I have chosen to stick to for a happy skin.
1. Tea Tree Face Wash from The Body Shop
One of the finest face wash, gentle on skin and works well on the acne. It is a little pricey but the quantity is amazing doesn’t finish easily. Make sure you wash your face twice with it.
2. Aloe Vera Gel from Saeed Ghani
We all know aloe vera is amazing for skin. So grab yourself a bottle of aloe vera gel from Saeed Ghani and make sure apply it once a day, it is non-greasy and absorbs well in the skin. Use it regularly and you’ll see that the blemishes will lighten up.
3. Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from The Body Shop
This is another hit product from The Body Shop, it is advised to use it twice a week, but I use it once in two weeks time. Still, this is a great mask, dries off in minutes and purifies the skin. The product can dry off the skin so you must ensure that you don’t use it in excess. I have combination skin so for me using it once a while works well.
4. Tea Tree BB Cream from the Body Shop
I am not the sort of person who uses makeup every day and even if I do I make sure it doesn’t disturb the skin. For everyday use, you can use this BB cream. Tea Tree is very effective for acne, so this product is great. Its super light plus get easily blended.
5. Lemon and Yoghurt Mask
Well here comes the part where you fight with the acne marks. This process is slow and really needs to be done regularly (in my case I just followed it for a week). Make lemon and yoghurt mask and apply it on your skin. Not only it lightens the acne marks, but also adds a glow to the skin.
(Bare skin and me, Feb, 18)
End Note: I hope you find this helpful and remember to stay happy, don’t let acne shake your confidence, people even close to me would tell me my skin looks bad and what not but that never bothered me. Nor did I ever applied concealer to hide how my face looked (unless it was a proper makeup look).
Let me know if any of this works for you.
Until next time!