5 Ways to Clear Sensitive Skin

 
 
 

Help the Skin You’re In!

5 Reasons your Sensitive Skin is Flaring up

 

Sensitive skin can be a pain in the ass. As someone that deals with rosacea, which is a skin condition that causes red flare ups, it is important for me to care for my skin the best that I can. Through constant research and attending school to become a skin care therapist, I have learned many ways to care for mine and other’s skin. You can spend so much time and money to attempt to clear it up, to no avail. Why is it so difficult for your skin to accept your care?? It is important to know WHY your skin is breaking out. Sure, there are tons of skincare brands that you can buy. They can range from affordable to super expensive. But before you go out and buy all these different brands know that there are things you can do at home that cost no money and are beneficial to you in more ways than just skincare. Like fitness and overall health, it is important to know what you are eating and drinking to mitigate flare ups and consistent acne. I have rosacea and have had acne since the age of 10, but since I do these five steps my skin has been SOOO much better than it has been in over a decade. Healthy skin starts with taking some small steps to help outside of buying all those products. Here is a list of 5 ways to assist your daily regimen in clearing your skin. If you need to start off with the first one or the first two and add the next into regimen, do so. See how you do and move onto the next!! Good luck my glowing friends!

 

1.     Keep your hands off your face! This can be a touchy subject (see what I did there??) for many to accomplish as it can be an awful habit. Picking at your skin or even just touching it can cause the bacteria and oils on your hands to enter your already sensitive skin. If you are popping your pimples it can become so much worse by causing even more breakouts and leaving scarring on your face. Nobody wants that, so do yourself a favor, and stop touching your face. It may be hard, but it will be worth it. Leave your pimples alone and they may begin to stop producing more. 

2.     Drink water. I know you hear this time and time again, but the simple fact is that this is very important in clearing up your skin. It’s typically common sense that your entire body needs to be hydrated. If you do not drink plenty of water each day then your skin may never get better. You can use the most expensive brands out there, but if you have sensitive skin and your acne is not going away, you may need to drink more water. You should be aiming to drink a gallon and half of water a day. It may seem like a lot, but in reality, that is what your body needs daily to remain hydrated, and in turn, your skin.

3.     Eliminate sugary beverages. Sugary beverages are probably the worst thing that you can do for your sensitive skin. This includes; soda, juice, energy drinks, and even sports drinks. Sugary beverages can cause an increase of insulin in your body, in turn causing inflammation, for those with sensitive skin, it can go right to your face. Sugary drinks are not just bad for your skin, but they also can increase potential health risks. I recommend either cutting back if you drink a lot of them or go the whole way and eliminate them completely. There is nothing to be gained from drinking sugar, especially for your skin.

4.     Cut back on Dairy products. I’m sorry to say, but cheese? Not so good for you. Humans are the only animals to ingest milk products after being an infant or to ingest them from other animals. We simply aren’t meant to. Now cheese is life and it is a wonderful dairy product. I am not saying to cut it out completely, but mitigating the amount that you eat, just might be a good start. Dairy contains growth hormones and sugars that can increase acne on your skin. The hormones can cause the bacteria in the stomach to be off balance, in turn, producing break-outs. Some dairy products may be fine, as long as you don’t overdo it. You need a well-balanced diet to maintain the integrity of your skin.

5.     Healthy-eating habits. Like the rest of your body, your skin needs proper nutrients and heathy-eating habits to maintain its youth. If you have certain medical needs such as, diabetes or thyroid issues, you need to talk to you your doctor(preferably a dietician) to ensure that the food you are eating is going to provide you with the nutrients that your body needs. For the average person, however, a basic diet of proteins, carbs, and vegetables. Fruits are important, but you need to make sure that you do not eat lots of them. The sugar found in fruits, though they are natural, are only good for you if you eat a reasonable amount of them. Overeating any type of foods can cause weight gain and breakouts. I will be creating a new blog post later on the specific types of foods you should eat for healthy skin.

There are many other things that you can do to prevent your sensitive skin from breaking out. These are just ones that you can start off with. Starting to do too many new things at once can actually deter you from wanting to do it since it can cause stress, which can, in turn, increase acne. Start off with one step and move onto the next. Do not expect results over night, it may happen, but don’t bet on it. These things take time so give yourself that. I hope these steps help you out! This is what I do, and my skin went from being inflamed and full of acne to almost clear. Take care of yourself guys and your body will thank you! Let me know how these steps work for you by leaving a comment. I would love it even more if you sent me pictures of yourself before and after taking these steps!

 
Amanda Mohr