Valentine's Day Fun Your Skin Will Love

Valentine's Day Fun Your Skin Will Love

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!

1. Handmade Valentines

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.   

2. Healthy Dinner Party

It 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.  

3. Get Moving Together

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.   

4. Volunteer Your Time

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.

5. Make a Healthy Treat

There's 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,
Dr. A 

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