Acne and problematic skin can have an impact on your self-confidence and image, so it’s important for us at Carisma to help you tackle these problems so you can move forward on your journey to physical and mental wellness. From trying one of our facials in Malta to simple changes in lifestyle, one or more of these tips may be perfect for your needs.
Solving problematic skin begins with some simple lifestyle changes you can try. For instance, always keep your hair pulled away from your skin and make sure any hair products you use don’t get onto your face. Secondly, it’s very important to get a healthy amount of restful sleep. If you struggle with getting to bed, we recommend taking a look at our guide here.
There are some causes, especially hormonal changes in women, that can’t be prevented since they are a normal part of our body’s functioning. Still, you should be careful of creating sudden hormone changes like forgetting to take birth control pills as prescribed. Even starting or stopping a type of birth control can cause unexpected skin changes, but they may also be a solution to acne.
Stress can also be a part of your life you cannot avoid, but for the sake of your skin and your mental wellness, it’s worth trying to reduce the stress in your life since it can make your acne worse. For a full guide on reducing stress in your life, you can read our article about it here.
Finally, while washing your face is a basic and often-cited way to tackle skin impurities and acne, washing your face too often can actually have the opposite effect since it irritates and strips your skin of important oils. Cleansing your face twice a day is usually the recommended amount, but if you’re very concerned with thorough cleansing you may consider trying a facial in Malta with us.
Carisma’s facial treatments in Malta all offer a deep cleansing experience, but some facials are specifically designed to target problem skin. You can try facials that reduce acne scarring, if that is your current concern, or if you prefer you can go to the source of the problem and try an acnipur facial to target every aspect of acne problems, including sebum production and clogged pores.
Since pollution often contributes to problematic skin, you may wish to try a city life facial that addresses pollution exposure, especially if you live or work near busy urban areas.
Changing your diet is another often-quoted remedy for acne, but everyone’s skin is different so don’t necessarily cut out every food that is listed on acne guides. Instead, get to know your skin better by seeing how it reacts when you eat more or less of a particular food. You will slowly realize your unique skin needs and be able to adapt your diet in an effective way. This may not be a quick fix, but it will be important knowledge that will be useful throughout your life.
While many products are available on the market to treat acne, not all will necessarily be right for you. There are some general guidelines you can follow to make sure your skincare product isn’t making your skin problems worse. Firstly, lighter cream or ‘gel’ products are less likely to clog pores and cause blemishes than heavy, thick creams. If you do frequently have clogged pores, remember to exfoliate your skin on a weekly basis, but make sure you use gentle products as recommended on the instructions, so that you don’t exfoliate too often and cause irritation. Face masks for acne are also your friends since they cleanse existing clogged pores and reduce sebum production to reduce future blockages.
While natural ingredients in products are often preferable, be careful of ‘home remedy’ skincare recipes that recommend using raw, undiluted ingredients like essential oils or food items, as these can actually make skin problems much worse or have unintended side effects.
In conclusion, your greatest tool against acne is knowing your skin better and reacting to what causes it problems. This may take some time, but once you understand your skin you can improve its appearance and feel much better, both inside and out. We hope this knowledge is helpful, and provides a boost to your wellness journey and your confidence.
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