By now you’ve tried a ton of ways to get rid of that annoying, confidence-wrecking, hormonal acne. Despite your efforts, you still haven’t found the missing piece of the puzzle that leads to success. Here are a few clues of where NOT to look.
1. Cheap Skincare Products
The pretty label and the low price might be tempting, but don’t get hooked. Low-quality beauty products are chock full of harmful chemicals and toxins that your skin will absorb and cause more harm than good. These over-the-counter products usually have only 1 or 2 active ingredients that kill bacteria at any cost even though it means killing good bacteria!
Sure, you might see an improvement for a little while, but don’t you want to get rid of your acne forever? In the long run, these products will stop being effective and might even make you break out more.
2. Prescription Drugs
Heading to the dermatologist is usually a last-ditch effort for those of us who are out of options to find clear skin. An expensive doctor visit might land you with a few prescriptions that actually start to help, but at what cost?!
Headaches, dry mouth, eyes, and skin, nausea, and rashes are just a few of the most common side effects of typical prescription acne medications. All of that and your acne could still come back, or even worse, become resilient and stronger in the process. Not really the result you were hoping for, huh?
3. Full Diet Revamp
Going vegan could benefit your health, but as far as clearing your acne, it’s not the answer. Don’t get us wrong, a healthy diet definitely helps with clear skin but you don’t have to make drastic changes to get there.
Dairy products, refined carbohydrates, sugar, and alcohol can all exacerbate your problem skin. You don’t have to cut them out completely. Just watch your intake and shoot for moderation.
Yes, exercising really helps. It helps your weight, your strength, your stress levels, and your overall health. Does it help with breakouts? Sort of.
Anything that keeps you healthy overall is going to be a factor, however small, in clearing your acne. But that doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym 7 days a week for 2 hours a day. If you want to get ripped, go for it! Otherwise, try just adding a little extra physical activity to your day.
What Does Work?
So how do I heal acne then? Glad you’ve asked. The main puzzle piece to cure your acne is the right skincare routine. Our pick? The Clear Skin Kit which provides a total clear skin solution with products that are formulated to work together to fight off bad bacteria, nurture the good ones and balance oil production on the skin.
All of our products are designed for sensitive skin, with nutrient-rich, non-irritating ingredients. Best of all, this system is just four steps, so it’s easy to fit into your busy routine.