The countdown has now started! There are only a few days until Diwali, and we have a lot of things to get done in that time. And at this point of time, most individuals experience stress, resulting in a weakened immune system, making you more susceptible to acne issues! Also, other names of festive days are sweets, treats, and unhealthy diets, but is important to be cautious about sugar intake and not overeat, afterward which can give us breakouts. And when we get it, we try to pop a pimple which is more harmful as it can cause infection and blemishes and dermatologists are strictly against it. But worry no more! Read below the full article to know the tips you can follow to avoid breakouts this festive season.
- Do not skip taking off your makeup before going to bed, whatever you do.
After applying so many various products to your skin, give it a chance to breathe. If not, your pores will become clogged with makeup, resulting in acne. And of course, you don't want to ruin your festive selfies! To remove all traces of makeup, use a mild makeup remover.
- Wash your face gently, twice a day
Avoid using harsh or overly drying facial cleansers and limit how often you wash your face to prevent depriving the skin of essential oils. If you do, your skin could become very dry and rough. It will prompt your body to produce more oil than what's necessary.
- Dead skin cells that could block and trap bacteria can be exfoliated using a chemical exfoliator
To have fresh skin from within and a radiant complexion, the dead layers must be removed. Otherwise, the clogged pores remain could develop into acne. Depending on the type of skin you have, you might exfoliate once or twice every week. To remove dead skin and unclog pores, you should use a chemical exfoliator, because physical scrubs are made using walnuts and grains can use microtears to your skin, resulting in a damaged skin barrier.
- After exfoliating or cleansing, follow up with a skin-treating serum
The nutrients in serums nurture our skin tremendously! Like vitamin-enriched fruits and liquids provide nutrition to your body, likewise, the serum provides instant nutrition to your skin. If you aren’t into serums, now is a great time to incorporate this into your daily routine.
- Reduce your unwanted acne with a spot treatment
Acne spot treatments are over-the-counter acne products that are used to help heal specific, individual pimples. They are dabbed only on existing blemishes rather than used over the entire face. Look for a spot treatment that contains acne-fighting ingredients such as Salicylic acid or Benzoyl peroxide. Some spot treatments are left on overnight and some are formulated so that you can wear them out during the day.
- Do not skip moisturizer
Moisturizing your skin should be a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine. No matter whether your skincare regime contains a basic step of cleansing, moisturizer should not be skipped. It is suggested to wear a non-comedogenic moisturizer that not only moisturizes your skin but also provides a subtle glow to your skin this festive season. Also, even if you have oily skin, it is still necessary to invest in a moisturizer so your skin can balance its own hydration system.
- Stay hydrated
Proper hydration is essential for your overall health and to flush out toxins. Here, if we talk about skin, it is made up of three layers, the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis), and the subcutaneous tissue. Lack of water in the outer layer of the skin(epidermis) may cause the skin to feel saggy and rough.
- Avoid eating things that might make you break out.
The festive season is here, and now we are on our non-healthy diet. Consuming sweets and a sugary diet are the most favourable time of festive days. According to skincare experts, excess sugar can trigger inflammation and cause acne breakouts. We can’t avoid eating sweets these days but a little we must do is control our intake because if we can't resist having another piece of that rasgulla or red velvet cheesecake, then at least we must be ready for what’s coming next.
So, now follow these skincare steps, and do not let acne ruin your festive mood.