This is where I share my best tips for treating your acne, banishing breakouts, nurturing aging skin—and loving yourself from the inside out.
It’s no secret that acne has a significant emotional impact. Trust me, I can relate. It can affect self-esteem, confidence, social life, and the way we interact with others. The first step is acknowledging this reality; but for many people, it isn’t enough to just know about the effects of acne – we often need to work on managing our feelings and emotions as well. Treating your acne can help improve how you feel about yourself, but sometimes it takes more than just physical treatment to fully recover. It’s a process, but here are some tips on caring for yourself while your managing your acne:
– Remind yourself that acne is a treatable skin disorder. Find an acne specialist that will guide you on your journey to clear skin.
– Get enough sleep and exercise regularly – it sounds simple, but taking care of yourself is the first step in achieving emotional wellbeing. I truly believe in self-care being a priority.
– Reach out to friends and family who support you no matter what. Find people who can help boost your confidence when acne makes you feel down about yourself. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
– Try to find support groups with others who also deal with acne. There’s an online community for people all around the world and, chances are, you’ll make a few friends along the way!
– Be patient with yourself! Acne treatment is a process. Don’t get discouraged if you see no changes for weeks, or even months! Treating acne is a process that will be SO worth the reward.
– Invest in skin care products that are specially formulated for acne treatment. Sometimes just washing with a good cleanser is enough, but other times you’ll need something more effective such as Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid face wash. You can also try an exfoliating cleanser to get rid of dead skin cells and make it easier for your acne products to penetrate.
– Drink lots of water! This will keep you hydrated, which is good for everyone’s skin no matter what the issue may be. Make sure to drink a glass each morning before eating, too; drinking water first thing in the day is a great way to jump-start the morning.
– Get enough sleep! Not only is getting plenty of rest important for overall health, but it’s also important for your skin. When you’re fatigued, the body struggles to regenerate new cells and make repairs; neither process is beneficial to acne-prone skin.
Be good to yourself, be patient with the process…clear skin is possible!