Acne freakin’ sucks. It is a notorious ruiner of first dates, lowers our confidence, and worst of all, kills a good makeup day. Acne is the most common skin condition in the united states and affects roughly 50 million Americans annually. That’s a lot of humans. The good news is, there are a few simple things you should consider changing like using the best makeup primer for acne prone skin. We’ve listed them out for you below:
1. Keep the Hands OFF your Face
Can you even begin to count the amount of times we touch our faces each and every day? We are all guilty of resting our chin on our hand while we sit at our desks or while we are sitting on the couch watching a chick flick. Sorry babes but this has got to stop. When we touch our face, bacteria, viruses and allergens transfer from fingertips onto the skin ultimately triggering blemishes to brew.
The average person touches their face between 2000-3000 times every day. This is one of the reasons why Skindinavia’s products come in a spray form and are good for those of you who need the best makeup primer for acne prone skin. Keeping our hands off our face Is a hard habit to break and between all the serums, moisturizers, and makeup you already apply with your fingers, we figured we’d help you reduce one step. You’re welcome. 💁💁♂️
A couple other things to think about that touch our faces and may be triggering acne are:
- Dirty cell phones touching our cheek. -Make sure to wipe down your phone with a soft damp cloth on a semi-regular basis to disinfect.
- Dirty pillow cases. Do your Laundry! We also recommend switching to a satin pillowcase because it is more gentle on all your beautiful faces.
2. Food for Thought
I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” way to many times in your life but the fact of the matter is, it’s true. An unhealthy diet alone will not cause acne but you bet your sweet little cheeks it will make it worse. With the upcoming holiday around the corner, here are a few foods to try and avoid to help have flawless skin for a perfect new years eve!
- Milk – Cow’s milk spikes blood sugar, which can increase inflammation and ultimately causing breakouts
- Sugar– Some studies suggest that a very highly based sugar diet is linked to breakouts due to spiking your blood sugar levels. We know Christmas cookies are irresistible but try to cut back this year.
- High-Glycemic foods– High glycemic foods are those that break down quickly in the body which then spikes insulin and raises blood sugar levels. Some examples are foods like white bread, processed breakfast cereals, white rice, pretzels, potato chips, they all cause inflammation which encourages acne.
The bottom line is, a healthier diet will help clear up your skin. Some foods to help promote clear skin are turmeric, avocado, fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and probiotics. You should also be drinking TONS of water each day and cut back on the alcohol. Not only does drinking water help moisturize dry skin, it also flushes toxins out of your body and anything else that shouldn’t be there so it clears your skin of any dirt and bacteria.
3. Cheap and Harmful Skin Products Are a No-Go
A lot of makeup and products out there are silicone based. Applying silicone to your face traps debris in your pores and increases the chances of you having breakouts and ultimately unhealthy skin.
The Best Makeup Primer for Acne Prone Skin
Here at Skindinavia we understand that pore-clogging silicon products have no place on your face which is why all ours are silicone free. Not only do we have the best makeup primer for acne prone skin… we even have a primer specifically for oil control and we all know oil is not our friend when it comes to healthy skin. A couple other reasons why you should avoid silicone based products are:
- Silicons can block the other helpful vitamins and ingredients from absorbing
- They will make your skin dull and dehydrated
- Silicons interfere with cell renewal and making your skin look tired