Hot weather is fun but can also be a challenge for the skin, especially if you have oily skin. Today I am sharing a few tips to banish acne breakouts and keep the skin on your face, neck and chest radiant and acne free.
- Keep your face clean – Wash gently… I like to use the Lanbeli soap bar because it cleanses without stripping the skin, followed by my water mist and finish off with a light application of jojoba oil if needed.
- Refresh with a light mist for a pick me up. A water based essential oil mist like this one hydrates, removes oil, dirt, fights bacteria and cools the skin.
- Reduce oil build up using gentle pats with an oil blotting sheet or tissue.
- Go light on the makeup. I prefer a light bronzer or shimmer because it makes you “glisten” when you sweat and doesn’t clog your pores. I currently user either Magnolia Makeup or Naked Princess’s 24K Love Dust.
- Try a weekly face mask. A simple blend of rice flour and milk will absorb excess oil and soften the skin. I love grain flours because they can double as a gentle exfoliator.
- Don’t pop that zit. Popping acne bumps can damage your skin, spread bacteria and inflammation and leave unwanted marks.
- Stop touching your face. Keep you hands off, period! You touch money, paper, pens, door knobs and such. All of these things have germs and bacteria which can easily be transferred from you hands to your face. If you must touch your face, wash you hands first.
- Drink water like your life depended on it, it actually does! 🙂 Water helps to flush your systems and keep you hydrated which helps the appearance of the skin.
Note: My skin tends to be oily in the summer and dry in the winter so I vary my routine as needed.
Try these simple tips regularly and you’re sure to notice a difference with time. As always, the best routine is holistic so remember to eat balanced meals and incorporate physical activity for optimal results. I hope this helps.
Do you struggle with oily skin and acne? What tips would you add to this list?
Natural Beautiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Sénica Products
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