Tips & Guides

TIPS & GUIDES

There are so many ways to look after your skin. Here are a few tips on how to look good and feel great in your own skin.

Personal hygiene and other habits such as constantly touching your face will transfer oil and bacteria to your skin. When the oil gets clogged in your pores, then you have the foundation for pimple breakouts. Keep things that touch your face clean such as your cell phone, pillow case and hands
Here you can find tips and guides on cleansing tips and how you can improve your cleansing routine.

A common cause of pimples can be found in your regular diet. Fast foods, sugar, alcohol and dairy products can form access toxins which will then be forced out of your body through your skin.
Here you will find Tips and tricks on what food will help you and lessen the symptoms and what foods aggravate the situation.

12 STEPS TO BETTER SKIN

Remember these Do’s and Dont’s

  • RINSE WITH LUKEWARM WATER.

  • USE YOUR FINGERTIPS TO APPLY A GENTLE, NON-ABRASIVE CLEANSER.

  • AND YOU INCREASE THE RISK OF GETTING PIMPLE SCARS.

  • IF YOU PICK, POP OR SQUEEZE YOUR PIMPLE, YOUR SKIN WILL TAKE LONGER TO CLEAR

  • LET YOUR SKIN HEAL NATURALLY.

  • TOUCHING YOUR SKIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY CAN CAUSE FLARE-UPS.

  • SCRUBBING YOUR SKIN CAN MAKE PIMPLES WORSE.

  • WASH TWICE A DAY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE EXERCISED AND PERSPIRED.

  • KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR FACE.

  • USE GENTLE PRODUCTS, SUCH AS THOSE THAT ARE ALCOHOL-FREE AND AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE.

  • AND YOU INCREASE THE RISK OF GETTING PIMPLE SCARS.

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO WASH YOUR FACE TOO OFTEN, THIS CAN DAMAGE YOUR SKIN.

FOOD GUIDELINES

Some foods help the healing process along, while some will slow down and interrupt the process. Its true that you are what you eat!. Here are a few foods to eat more of, and some to eat much less of.

Eggs, frittata, organic peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, rolled oats (not quick cooking oats), quinoa, avocados, wholegrain bread that is not mass produced and full of preservatives, rye bread, a healthy muesli that is not mass produced and full of sugar, fruit salad, nuts (unless allergic), white cheese (but only occasionally), seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, chia etc, juicing (especially carrots that are rich on Vit A and good for the skin), coconuts (fresh or coconut water), organic cocoa, rooibos tea, replace sugar with raw honey, or xylitol.

Turkey, Chicken, fish, calamari, meat, avocado, egg, LOTS of salad, rice, quinoa, vegetables of every kind, baked or boiled potatoes, sweet potatoes, lentils, chick peas, gluten free pasta, tofu, miso soup.

Keep your intake of carbohydrates low and protein high with as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible. Include cold pressed oils in your diet such as Flaxseed/linseed, avocado, olive, grapeseed, coconut etc.

Drink plenty of water to help the skin flush toxins and allow the kidneys to effectively eliminate these toxins. Add ginger, turmeric and cinnamon spices to your diet.

Processed/refined man-made foods – cereals, takeaways, pastries, sugar, dairy – unless organic and unpasteurized, fried foods, dairy (The culprit is hormones used to encourage growth in cows) fizzy drinks, fruit juices unless freshly squeezed, pasta (unless gluten free), processed meats such as ham and polony, alcohol, coffee, energy drinks, yellow cheese.

Though blocked, the gland keeps pumping out oil, providing a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. The resulting inflammation causes redness, swelling and tenderness of the surrounding skin.

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