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When we think of
Valentine's Day, we usually think of candy hearts and boxes of chocolate
from friends and loved ones. And for those of us with acne, we think
about how eating all of this extra sugar may wreak havoc on our skin
Need some V-Day ideas your skin will love? We've got you covered!
Feeling loved and loving others is a surefire way to boost your mood. A happy person
is one less likely to fall prey to stress, which can exacerbate acne.
So spread the love this Valentine's Day with handmade valentines. Taking
the time to craft a heartfelt message to your loved ones will remind
you how happy you make each other, and your skin will glow with
knowledge that powerful.
might be a habit for you to book your V-Day dinner at your favorite
fancy restaurant, but your favorite restaurant may not be your skin's
favorite restaurant. Try planning a healthy dinner menu for two, or a
healthy potluck for you and your friends. Center the menu around acne-friendly foods,
and focus on moderation when it comes to dessert. Your chances of
gorging on foods that could exacerbate your acne are much less when you
plan the menu yourself.
You might be thinking, right, like I'm going to exercise on Valentine's Day. But
before you dismiss the idea, consider this: exercise releases
endorphins, which are associated with a feeling of euphoria. Consider an
hour of yoga, a walk through a nearby park, a bike ride through your
favorite part of town, or a dance party in your living room, and enjoy
the feeling of euphoria with the people you love most on this special
day. Your skin will thank you for it, too.
Volunteering is a great way to make this Valentine's Day one to remember by helping others. Do a little research on the volunteering opportunities in your neighborhood, and schedule a little time on V-Day for you and your friends to give back. Stepping outside your own life for a bit and helping others will help to ease any stress you've been feeling--which will only benefit your skin.
a good chance you can turn your favorite treat into a healthier
version. Try substituting the less skin-healthy ingredients for ingredients that your skin may like a bit better.
For example, if your favorite recipe calls for granulated sugar, try
substituting with raw honey. Or try adding a little something sweet to a
healthy treat, like melting some dark chocolate and drizzling over your
favorite fruit. You may even find your new favorite treat!
And to prevent any flare-ups before this special day, remember to take your AcnEase®!
With a Promise of Clear Skin,