A Beauty Lover’s Guide to Living with Skin Conditions!


I recently shared a post about how what we eat has an impact on our skin and how important it is to eat well if we want healthy skin. While that’s true, food isn’t the only factor when it comes to the state of your skin.  Just over half of all women suffer from some kind of skin condition, such as acne or eczema.  While maintaining a healthy diet can help to make these conditions more manageable, sometimes it takes a little more effort to prevent them. For us beauty lovers, the main problem with skin conditions is that they impact what products we can and can’t use.  A lot of eczema sufferers, for example, can’t use scented products on their skin because they’ll flare up.  While the majority of acne sufferers believe they need to minimise the amount of oily products they use on their skin.  Although living with skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne can be a nightmare, there are ways that you can deal with them.  It’s just a case of finding out what works best for you.

Ditch the toxins and switch to all natural products
When it comes to your beauty and makeup products, it’s best to switch to using all natural ones. Products that aren’t natural contain various additives that can upset the skin and cause breakouts.  To keep your skin looking and feeling good, it’s worth investing in some really good quality natural products. To keep your skin looking and feeling good, it’s worth investing in some really good quality.

Consider switching everything, from bath soaps and washes to your makeup – all should contain the very best natural and/or organic ingredients. The fewer nasties a product contains, the better. This applies to falsies as well. Try and invest in the best false lashes you can, as the higher quality versions usually contain fewer chemicals, and are secured with more skin-friendly adhesives. Admittedly, you might have to spend a little more on your beauty regime, but your skin will thank you for it.  And if you’re into DIY, you could definitely save money – some of the best quality ingredients are already sitting in your kitchen cupboard!  For example, aloe vera is a great treatment for eczema and acne. Essential oils are also a great way to take care of your skin in a cost effective, natural way. For example, tea tree and juniper berry have been known to work wonders on acne and eczema, while helichrysum is great for eczema and dermatitis.

Have a skincare routine in place
Every skin condition has different triggers, the most common of which are dirt and oil on the skin.  With this in mind, you can see why it’s so important to have a good skincare routine in place.  The best way to prevent flare-ups is to take the time to look after your skin properly.  This should consist of cleansing every night and moisturising each morning and night.   Always hydrate your skin before applying your makeup.  3-4 times a week you should consider doing the double cleansing method.  The better care you take of your skin, the less prone to flare ups it will be.

Treat the problem
If you still find that your condition has not improved, it’s definitely worth seeking help from a specialist who can prescribe something for your condition.  There are treatments for almost all skin conditions, so whatever it is, there’s sure to be something that can help.  If you aren’t able to get an appointment to see a doctor right away, talk to a doctor online instead.  What’s important is that you get a prescription as soon as possible.  Otherwise, your skin will continue to get worse.

When you’re beauty mad and love trying out different products, skin conditions can be a real problem. However, if you take the time to take care of yourself and your skin, they can become a thing of the past!

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