Acne, even the word makes me shiver and we’ve all suffered from it from time to time. Over the years I’ve found that many of my triggers come from stress or a food sensitivity. For years I had no idea foods I was allergic and addicted to were affecting my acne. I found out by clogging my digestive system, I was also clogging my face. Read on to find out more about acne and tips for how to get rid of it.

You need to clean your makeup brushes, not just your face

If you do not wash your brushes, bacteria builds up on them from constant contact with your skin and cosmetic products. This leads to fungus on the brushes, which wind up on your face in the form of breakouts, so clean your brushes regularly. I like to wash my makeup brushes once a week in baby shampoo. I just place the bristles of each brush into a jar with a small amount of shampoo and fill the jar with warm water to soak overnight. This is an excellent gentle way to clean your brushes and clarify them again. After you wash them, blot them with a paper towel and let them air dry for at least 2-3 hours. I like to do this on the weekends when I have some spare time.

Go easy on Vitamin C

One of the best and most surprising tips on getting rid of acne is not to take too much Vitamin C. Many of us are in the habit of taking supplements to help prevent coughs and colds or eat too many citrus foods or foods like tomatoes and strawberries, which are very high in Vitamin C. All vegetables and fruits with Vitamin C are extremely healthy, but they can lead to acne. Orange juice is also a major culprit. Get your daily dose of Vitamin C in small amounts and notice, when you eat certain foods, if you react the next morning.

Kiss goodbye to sugar

Most of us have a seriously hard time giving up our favourite sweets. I had terrible acne when I ate sugary foods. When I began to clean up my diet, I noticed my face never looked better. I realised that sugar was toxic to my skin, wreaked havoc on my blood sugar levels and my hormones, and also created an acidic state in my body. Acidity is the direct cause of inflammation, so when skin is inflamed it is smart to clean up your diet with fresh, leafy green vegetables, smoothies and juices. Emphasise low-sugar fruits like berries, kiwis, apples and pears as well, to avoid a rise in blood sugar.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatments have gradually become the first choice for many people who are searching for an acne cure that helps correct acne scarring.

The SkinBase Facial™ is a perfect acne treatment for helping to rid yourself of acne scarring because it encourages collagen to form. In fact the effects of this acne treatment can often be noticed after just one treatment.

Why The SkinBase Facial™ as a treatment for acne & acne scarring?

  • Reduced acne scarring
  • Improved skin appearance and texture
  • Improvement of skin and acne scarring from the very first session
  • Completely painless procedure
  • Relaxing treatment
  • Calms red and uneven skin tone leaving you with glowing, revitalised skin

For more information, check out these videos about what microdermabrasion can do for you.

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