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The holiday season
is a time for beauty but also for stress and cutting corners on proper
skincare, eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle (including getting
regular sleep and exercise). It's no surprise that this is the time for
acne to flare up.
So to make it up to your skin for slacking in these areas, here's a 12-day guide to keeping breakouts away:
Before exfoliating naturally with a papaya mask,
try holding your face over a sink full of steaming hot water for a few
minutes. This will open your pores and prep the skin for effective but
Moisturize with a
noncomedogenic, oil-based moisturizer with natural ingredients to keep
dry sky away. Look for a product with almond, avocado, coconut, olive
or jojoba oils. If your skin is far from dry, a light but natural
moisturizer might be enough.
Try this anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial chamomile astringent to help reduce inflammation.
Are you still
using the same makeup you were using last winter? If so, then it might
be time to refresh your products. And always be sure to clean your
brushes regularly so that bacteria doesn't spread.
It's hard to eat perfectly all day every day, so for just one day (at least) stick to these acne-friendly foods.
We must treat our
bodies as we treat our faces. Clean, calm and moisturize your body
with an oatmeal bath, and remember to follow up with a good
It's time to exfoliate again, but this time try a natural cucumber exfoliating mask.
Give your skin some extra TLC with this moisturizing pumpkin mask.
Try dabbing a noncomedogenic green concealer to any spots that are very red. The green will cancel out the redness.
Have a glass of fresh carrot and pineapple juice to help
clear blemishes, boost the skin's resistance to UV light, stimulate
digestion and regulate metabolism. Follow up with a vitamin-packed spinach-tomato-cucumber-sunflower seed salad.
Prepare and apply a nourishing cabbage mask, put up your feet and relax. Twenty minutes to yourself will make your skin thank you for 24 hours.
Remember to take your daily dose of AcnEase to keep your skin clear and healthy.
With a Promise of Clear Skin,