Skin breakouts are common place during teenage years, but can persist into adulthood. This is dependant on varying factors such as hormonal imbalance, dietary influence or nutrient deficiency. Thankfully when a breakout hits, there is plenty we can do to help ourselves:
1. When dealing with spots, the first thing is to notice whereabouts on the face they occur. The following face map, courtesy of John Tsagaris (a practitioner of Chinese medicine) and the Daily Mail, shows how different areas on the face correspond with varying causes of the breakout:
2. Water is always an essential ingredient when trying to clean up breakouts. According to Dermot.com, "When the outermost layer of your skin does not contain enough moisture, the skin will lose its elasticity and feel rough. Staying hydrated will rejuvenate your skin so it looks and feels smooth and soft."
3. Avoid excess sugar. Internally the influence of excess sugars on the balance of our body systems is bad news. It can lead to the skin producing excess sebum which clogs pores and causes inflammation.
4. Invest in clean, natural beauty products. Our skin is our largest organ and needs to be looked after so that it can do its job of 'protective barrier' as efficiently as possible. Applying chemical laden products only harms our skin and infiltrates our body, disrupting its natural balance. Investing in natural products will help your skin feel and look healthier than ever. My go-to product if my skin is inflamed is always MooGoo Irritable Skin Balm before bed - when I wake up my skin is always significantly calmer: