How to Help Struggling Skin

After seeing it in the mirror every day all your life, it’s easy to take your skin for granted. But, as we all know, the better you care for your skin the better it will look. Even oily, spotty, and sensitive complexions will improve if you introduce the right skincare routine into your life.

Knowing which type of skin you have and what each of those different types needs can be a little tricky. While some people are blessed with great skin and don’t have to worry about anything at all, many of us struggle with keeping our skin healthy day in and day out.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to help keep your skin happy and healthy so it stays that way for good! From probiotics to vitamins for clear skin, check out our tips to help improve your skincare routine.

Don’t Over-Dry Your Skin

Everyone has oily skin, and that’s as it should be. Oil helps keep the skin from drying out and cracking. Plus, oily skin can prevent wrinkles, which should make anyone happy! Of course, if there’s too much oil, blackheads and acne can become a problem. Skin that’s naturally oily will react to being too dry by overproducing oil, just making the problem worse. Plus, too much moisturizer can actually backfire by clogging pores and making your skin dependent on it. Find the right balance for your skin by not overdrying or overdoing it on the moisturizer.

Vitamins for the Win

Studies show that several vitamin supplements can be beneficial for clearing up your skin:

  • Vitamin D

As much as we avoid the sun to keep our skin looking young, it still needs vitamin D to stay healthy. Vitamin D helps with skin cell growth and repair and reduces irritation and inflammation associated with psoriasis.

  • Vitamin C

Antiaging skin care products often make use of vitamin C, and for good reason. It’s an antioxidant and helps produce collagen, keeping your skin supple and encouraging new cell growth. 

  • Vitamin E

Remember how you need some oils in your skin to keep it healthy? Those oils deliver the positive benefits of vitamin E, which include antioxidant properties and reduced UV damage to the skin.

  • Vitamin K

While not a lot of people can tell you what vitamin K is, what’s more important is what it does: it’s an antioxidant that promotes wound healing, reduces dark circles under the eyes, helps with wrinkles and stretch marks, and is an antioxidant.

Try Gentle Skincare

Some of the most common ingredients in skincare are known to cause acne and sensitivity issues. This includes ingredients like alcohol, fragrance, sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), and even artificial dyes. While some of these ingredients can be helpful and effective in skincare products, they can also cause allergic reactions and sensitivity issues.

If you’re struggling with your skin, try switching to a mild skincare routine with simple, non-fragranced products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil, and witch hazel to soothe the skin.

Give Your Skin a Helping Hand With Probiotics

The gut-brain-skin axis theory is a very current topic in skincare. In short, probiotics have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. It reduces acne breakouts, redness, and sensitivity. A good skincare routine will always be important to help keep your skin healthy and glowing, but adding probiotics to your diet will help boost the effects of your skincare routine.

Use Quality Skincare With Non-negotiable Ingredients

If you’re prone to acne breakouts, it’s important to look for a skincare routine that contains ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or alpha-hydroxy acids. These ingredients help to unclog pores, reduce the size of blemishes and minimize inflammation. Be aware that some skin care brands will be targeted to more than one skin type. If you have sensitive skin, look for a brand that is targeted to sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, look for a brand that is targeted to oily skin.

Try an Exfoliant, but Not Too Often or Too Much

Exfoliating can be a great way to clear away dead skin cells and help your skincare products be more effective. However, it’s important not to use an exfoliating cleanser or toner too often. If you exfoliate too regularly, you risk making your acne worse.

Don’t Forget to Nourish!

Many skin care products have a lot of properties that may be good for your skin, but nourishing your skin with your diet can be just as important. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and make sure you’re staying hydrated by getting enough water, as well. There’s no quick fix to help improve your skin. It takes time and effort, but by following these tips, you’ll be on your way to clearer, healthier skin in no time!



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