How To Cope With Those Pesky Skin Imperfections

It doesn’t seem to matter how old we get, our skin will continue to cause us bother. Whether you had acne problems as a teen or not, it doesn’t make you immune to blemishes and boils. They can appear on your face as you drift through your twenties and thirties (and forties). Little white cysts that never go, fine lines and wrinkles, and that greasy redness to the nose can all annoy us. It’s especially hard when you’re trying to perfect your look.

It takes a long time to improve and skin complaint. Rosacea sufferers know it’s a balancing act trying to tame the redness without causing a flare-up. And hiding problems under layers of cosmetics will only exacerbate the problem. So how on earth do you keep troublesome skin under control without it worsening?

Your first port of call with a chronic complaint like rosacea may be your local dermatology clinic. There you may have a skin analysis and treatment recommendation. Perhaps some of the most useful advice you’ll receive on the day is the details of a better diet. They may recommend a new skin care routine going forward. These are the two most important factors when it comes to caring for your skin.

Of course, hormones will always wreak havoc on your face. This is the time of the month when you find your skin will go excessively dry then burst into a greasy nightmare. You might have red blotches or blemishes. It might itch and be hot, and you might even have flare-ups of your other skin conditions. Pregnancy can ease or worsen all of these problems, and as you approach the menopause, it can all happen again. While hormone therapies may help, there are other approaches you can take.


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Food intolerances and allergies may be a cause of some of these common skin problems. Cutting the culprits from your diet will certainly help. The ingredients that preserve processed or packet foods can also leave you prone to problems. One of the best ways to reduce the stress on your skin is to steer your diet toward a fresh food only plan. It’s not an overnight cure, but it might help clear your skin of the regular build-up of toxins that a less healthy diet can bring.

Regular exercise that works up a good sweat is another good way to detox your body and skin. It can help reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes too. Our own hands can cause a lot of the problems we suffer from our skin. Most of us subconsciously touch our faces dozens of times a day. Bacteria is spread from our fingertips into the pores and can cause spots. Regular handwashing and avoiding those little wipes, touches, and scratches we all do can help.

If you do need to cover up a blemish, try to cleanse and reapply the cosmetics every couple of hours, so it doesn’t build up in the pore. You can try remedies like witch hazel to cleanse and calm inflamed areas too. Look after your skin.



Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.

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