Three simple steps to improving your skin

Hey, I’m Victoria. I’m going to be blogging about skin care this year, because let’s face it, most of us want to know how to keep our face looking bright and clear. I can’t think of anything worse than walking into school feeling nervous because I opted against wearing makeup that day and regretted it, and I’m betting I’m not the only one who feels that way.

This year I’m going to be trying out different products and home remedies that supposedly work and telling all of you about what happened. All of us want to know what works and what doesn’t, and what works fast and what’s better for maintaining. Keep in mind that we all have different skin types and we’re all going to react differently to different things, but at least here you will get an honest report of what happens, and maybe you can try it out for yourself and see if it works for you.

For this first week, I wanted to talk about three simple things you can start doing in your daily routine to start helping your skin. The first thing should be something we all know, and probably don’t pay attention to, because we don’t all know why we’re told not to do this. It’s popping your little imperfections. That is one of the biggest problems I’ve faced so far, because I don’t even think about it anymore. But alas my mother was right. Scars have begun to show up, and they don’t go away for a long time. When you scratch and pop zits on your face, you irritate it, which can lead to hyper pigmentation, which causes the pinkish color of the blemish to remain far longer than the actual pimple. It either stays pink, or turns a medium shade of tan. These spots are what we commonly refer to as scars. They can go away in a couple months, a year, or not at all, so it’s important to prevent them from happening in the first place.

This next tip is really simple and will save you from a fraction of the zits you already have. Everyone knows that touching your face is bad for your skin because of the oils in your hands. So why not go another step? Sometimes it’s unavoidable to touch your face, for instance when you’re cleaning it. Wash your hands before you touch your face. Use soap, count to thirty, make sure you get under your nails and in between your fingers, rinse all the soap off and dry your hands completely. Then you can wash your face and not worry about the oils in your hands.

You know how everyone’s always saying you need to drink so much water a day? You know how most of us don’t? We should. Drinking water hydrates our skin. Many people suffer from blemishes because their skin is too dry, and then they use spot treatments and cleansers that dry out their skin in order to clean it, which just makes it easier to breakout again. Drinking more water a day will help your skin stay moisturized and prevent breakouts from happening in the first place.

If any of you decide to try this out, send me an email at [email protected] and tell me if it’s shown any improvement. Next week I’ll be blogging about OXY maximum cleansing pads, so visit again to see what happens and if they’re really worth buying.