As a skin care company owner I hear this statement often "what makes my skin break out?". It is a tough question to answer. There are several contributing factors to chaotic skin, but in my experience the number ONE reason is hair.
Acne breakouts and chaotic skin outbreaks vary in each individual, but one of the biggest culprits of breakouts is the hair on our face and body. Yep! Those tiny little hairs that are barely visible to the eye reek havoc on our face and body.
When the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, debris and oil then it becomes irritated, inflamed and red.
Most acne appears on the delicate skin of the face, but can also show up on the back, chest and shoulders. Severe outbreaks, if left untreated can leave the skin damaged permanently and even scar.
Bacteria is another culprit of outbreaks, our skin is subject to bacteria, environmental hazards, dust, pollution every second of every day.
There are a number of helpful natural ingredients, to help fight back, and remove pollutants from your skin. Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil), Peppermint, Eucalyptus and others help fight bacteria on the skin, Vitamin C skin care products help our daily battle by fighting free radicals, pollutants, and other environmental threats. Finding these ingredients in your skin care can be found by reading your ingredient list on your skin care product.
The list is long, and each skin type is different, finding the right product takes a little time, effort and lots of questions! Do your research, find your skin type and then find a product that meets your individual needs.
Here are my tips on achieving healthy beautiful skin!
Some people are more prone to chaotic skin episodes than others, some never have a breakout (lucky) and others fight it for life, despite what the majority of advertising and marketing materials may say. BUT using clean, healthy, natural and organic ingredient products, just as we use clean, healthy, and organic food to fuel our bodies, you can keep the irritations and chaotic episodes under control.
Our skin is delicate and fragile, and should be treated as such. Keeping a routine regimen is essential and takes commitment, just like exercising, drinking plenty of water, and keeping our bodies healthy.
Last, but not least, skin care products are not miracle cures. Skin Care is only as good as the commitment you are willing to put into having beautiful natural skin. Nothing will work to help manage your chaotic skin, if YOU don't put in the time.
Sorry, I know it goes against everything we as women have ever been told. Beautiful, healthy skin at any age, will have flaws, embrace those flaws and love the skin you are in.
I launched my own skin care business officially in 2013, at the age of 47 yrs young. Received my Certification in Aromatherapy shortly there after and have continued my Clinical Aromatherapy education in the Integrative Healing Practices field and Organic Cosmetic Science. I am married, have one son and two stepchildren and live in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.