Sleepless nights, hormonal fluctuations, emotional worries and financial troubles not only affect our minds, but can wreak havoc on your skin as well. None of us wants to wake up with dark circles, puffy eyes, blemishes and skin that has lost its vitality. And hiding these skin issues under a veil of make-up isn’t really the best idea. While make-up can temporarily cover the problems, in the long run can actually be counter-productive by blocking pores and interfering with the skin’s normal self-healing ability.
Before we tell you about how to correct bad skin days in a natural way, we’ll delve into the causes of your skin problems.
What’s Making Your Skin Behave Badly?
Bad skin days are the result of triggers that happen both internally and externally. Even more than stress, age and hormones, there are small mistakes that can make your skin behave worse. To have flawless skin and a clear complexion every day, it’s important to identify these stressors and eliminate these bad skin habits:
- Using Dirty Beauty Blenders and Make-up Brushes
Using contaminated make-up brushes, sponges, beauty blenders and even make-up itself can clog pores and transfers bacteria to new areas of the skin which causes breakouts.
- Sleeping with Make-up On
Sleeping with make-up or even traces of dirt and grime on your face presses these toxic substances into the pores and clogs the oil glands. Over the time these pores become enlarged and the oil glands become hyperactive, which is especially bad for oily skin. Sleeping with make up on also blocks the natural self-regenerating process of the skin.
- Sugar, Smoking and Bad Eating Habits
Sugar, smoking, alcohol and oily food are some of the biggest culprits behind all kind of skin problems. Eating less sugar and more locally grown produce will ensure less skin issues.
- Skipping Weekly Exfoliation
While many skin types are not likely to skip exfoliation, sometimes people with dry or sensitive skin skip this vital step. Regardless of skin type, weekly exfoliation can save you from all kinds of skin problems.
- Using Wrong Skin Care Products / Combinations
Using products that are unsuitable for your skin type can be the reason behind consistent dry or oily skin, recurrent breakouts and acne. When you are investing in skin care products, make sure you choose from a personalized skin care regimen. It is always recommended to build your regimen with products from the same skin care line.
- Polluted Air and Water
If you live in an area where the air and water itself is highly polluted, or the sun rays are too harsh, it not only causes breakouts, but also speeds up the process of aging skin. Besides washing your face with filtered water and minimizing environmental exposure, using a sunscreen and a dedicated morning and evening skin care regimen can make a big difference.
- Using Face Masks Everyday
Anything in excess can be bad for your skin. Face masks are powerful treatments and should only be used as recommended, and not daily.
How to Fix Bad Skin Days with PuraVeda Organics
So, now you know the habits that can save you from frequent bad skin days, it’s time to talk about how to fix if you already have one:
Puffy eyes and dark circles are probably the most noticeable signs of a stress in your life, as well as sleep loss. Our Aloe Eye Serum will help you depuff and reduce tiredness of the eyes instantly. Refrigerate for a refreshing dose of this serum and dab a small amount around your eyes. It penetrates fast into the delicate eye skin to eliminate puffiness and create brighter, younger looking eyes.
Using it along with Overnight Eyeline Prevention Oil will further help in reduction of the signs of aging such as crow’s feet and fine lines by boosting natural production of collagen around the eyes.
2. Hiding Blemishes
Sudden acne and blemishes that appear overnight can ruin your day. While you can try and hide under full coverage concealer, acne bumps and attending skin irritation are not so easy to gotten rid of. If you want to treat and heal blemishes fast, the appropriate spot treatments can really help speed the process.
On the Spot Treatments with Mineral Clay (French Clay, Bentonite Clay or Kaolin Clay) gently pulls toxins from pores, and alleviate swelling which dramatically reduces the appearance of blemishes in just a few hours. These spot treatments also contain purifying ingredients like Salicylic acid (naturally obtained from the bark of the White Willow Tree), which penetrate deep into the pores to unclog and remove blackheads (comedones). Our daytime formula can even be hidden under a good quality concealer, so it can work all day!
3. Brightening Skin
If you wake-up with lackluster skin, exfoliation can bring back instant radiance. Exfoliating with Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub (or try the SBR version for Sensitive Skin) exfoliates dead skin cells and unclogs pores to reveal fresh, brighter skin underneath. Enzymes, Hydroxy acids and Antioxidants in these botanical masks also work in-sync to bring back brightness to the skin. Follow with a moisturizing Serum Treatment to amp up your skin’s radiance.
Remember that exfoliation is a specialized treatment that should only be done only 2X – 3X times a week. If you want a brighter face every day, use our BioScience Peptide Serum to restore even skin tone and a beautiful glow.
4. Cooling Inflamed Skin
Certain skin inflammations like Rosacea can happen out of the blue (at the worst possible times) and it can be a real hassle to calm the redness and burning. Our SBR Regimen with it’s proven skin cooling ingredients can really help.
After cleansing and hydrating, our SBR Serum works as a powerful, but gentle skin potion to penetrate quickly and treat inflammation at the source. With wildcrafted ingredients like Comfrey, Lavender, Neem, German Chamomile, White Willow Bark and 30+ other organic oils and botanical actives, this serum performs 2-in-1 function of instantly cooling and soothing inflamed skin and also accelerating the cell rejuvenation process for a more youthful look. This treatment is also helpful in soothing the inflammation and itch associated with Eczema and Psoriasis. Our organic skin hydrators, serums and body butters also help soothe sunburn.
5. Alleviating the After Effects of Waxing and Shaving
It is common to develop small red bumps immediately after waxing or shaving. Leaving it untreated not only leaves painful red blotches on the skin, but can also cause ingrown hairs that may appear within a few days of waxing. To prevent Razor Rash, Post Shaving Red Bumps and Ingrown hairs, use our AfterShave Balm & Toner with soothing essence of pure sandalwood after waxing or shaving your face or body. The soothing botanical essences and organic oils in the formula heal, revitalize and protect the skin.
When you provide your skin with high quality nutrients daily, you can have far fewer to no Bad Skin Days. By incorporating an organic lifestyle and taking your health seriously, you can be assured of having the best skin of your life.