7 Tips to not let your acne take over your Valentine’s Day
and stores are currently shelving delicious chocolates, breathtaking flowers,
colourful diverse candy and acne? There has been a long believed acne myth
which states that sugar is the cause of acne. Is this true? Should you save
your skin by passing all of this goodness due this special holiday? Acne is
caused by the over production of oil, irregular shedding of dead skin cells and
bacteria build up within the skin. However, valentine’s candy such as chocolate
is a variable that can help to trigger those pesky break outs - it is not the
cause. Follow this guide of seven tips to love your skin more this Valentine’s
Day with a great in combination with our specifically formulated body acne treatment with any other AcnEase
1. What can I drink?
persons with acne prone skin feel uncomfortable when celebrating or not
celebrating Valentine’s Day. We are here to tell you to enjoy yourself with
your friends, family or loved ones with enjoying an alcoholic beverage without
increasing your acne. It is advised to drink in moderation being over 21 years
old, of course.
wine. This beverage contains high concentrations of antioxidants called
polyphenols which helps to fight off ageing free radicals. They can protect
your skin from UV damage.
Try these 2 amazing cocktail recipes where your friends
would not believe how healthy and skin-friendly they are! Try the Melon
Skin-Refresher, a cocktail that is rich in vitamins and minerals that are
readily absorbed by the body in order to revive problem skin and even provide
additional energy. Another skin-friendly cocktail Carrot and Pineapple, the
carrots help to clear spots and blemishes and help boost the skin's resistance
to UV light.
clear! Clear liquors such as vodka, clear tequila and gin do not contain
congeners. These are substances created during the fermentation process that
can increase the intensity of a hangover and may contribute to the appearance
of ageing in the skin.
the Salted Rim. Limit the drinks with a drink with a salted rim to two shots
the most! Salt can dehydrate your skin which can lead to dryness and possibly
breakouts. Be sure to drink water before, during and after the salted drink.
2. What to eat
might be a habit for you to book your V-Day dinner at your favorite fancy
restaurant, but your favorite restaurant may not be your skin's favorite
restaurant. Try planning a healthy dinner menu for two, or a healthy potluck
for you and your friends.
A good Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without chocolate! It is recommended to
eat the dark version, with at least 70% cocoa content. The flavonols found in
chocolate are antioxidants. These can help your skin protect itself from UV
damage, fight free radicals and increase blood flow, which will help promote a
dewy glow. Don’t get carried away! Be careful not to over indulge. Dark
chocolate still contains sugar. Sugar causes glycation damage in the skin. This
reduces the effectiveness of elastin and collagen proteins, the properties that
give skin a youthful, plump appearance. The classic Valentine’s Day treat of
strawberries dipped in a small amount of dark chocolate, can do wonders! High
levels of Vitamin C, which is vital to the production of collagen which in turn
helps to improve skin’s elasticity and resilience is found in strawberries.
something different! Eating more omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in
fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and the like, can help tame inflammation and improve
acne breakouts. Eat more oysters, toasted wheat germ (sprinkled on salads and
steamed veggies), veal liver, roast beef, roasted pumpkin and squash seeds, and
dried watermelon seeds. The mineral zinc found in these foods may reduce the
effects of acne.
3. What to wear.
harm isn't a Valentine's blessing anybody might want to get.Certain textures
are known for being more breathable than others, and when it comes to keeping
skin spotless, natural fabrics can make for an easy adjustment to any body-care
routine. Cotton and hemp are awesome options for lighter layers or sleepwear,
while wool or corduroy can keep your body warm, and are much better for the
skin than fleece or polyester. Play around with scarves and hats this snowy
season. Look for a knitted wool or cashmere to keep your head and neck
protected from nature’s elements.
4. Relax & Smile!
you’re still a few weeks away from the big night, you do have time to indulge
in a moisturizing mask, or even a full-on DIY spa
to help you relax and get into the spirit of the season. Try our Mask & Relax recipe! This mask
nourishes the skin and reduces inflammation. It can be used for all skin types
but is especially good for dry, acne damaged, scarred and sensitive skin. Don’t
forget to cleanse and hydrate daily and remove that makeup at night. Use make
up products that are paraben-free, sulfate free, oil-free or non-comedogenic.
This is a good sign for acne prone skin as these ingredients are likely to clog
pores, which can cause acne or irritate it much more. Not spending the night
alone? Your partner can join too! Try our recommended valentine’s treatments catered for two. The
romantic rosewater salt body scrub, is made from distilling rose petals in
water, rose water has been used to calm and heal the skin for hundreds of
years. Melt your heart with a delicious chocolate mask which is rich in
skin-soothing vitamins and minerals. The champagne cherub-cheeks toner, is a
lower percentage of alcohol than the typical variations one might find in
5. Sex tips
you know that sex can benefit your skin and even help you
treat your acne? It is true! Sex can help to balance your hormone levels, which
may help in keeping your skin clear. Spend time strengthening your relationship
with that special person in your life this Valentine's Day. Remember that
you're also helping to keep your skin healthy and glowing free from acne!
6. Treat from within
treatment options ranging from mild to severe, all AcnEase®
rely on measured doses designed to deliver consistent acne-fighting herbs.
AcnEase® let you rest assured
to celebrate this holiday knowing there is 24/7 acne fighting coverage! One
happy customer agrees, “My wedding day fell on Valentine's weekend which was a
hormonal time of the month also, but still- no zits! I cannot tell you when the
last time was that I DIDN'T break out during that time of the month, because I
don't think it's ever not happened except for this time when I was on Acnease.”
want to hear from you! What are you giving your loved one this Valentine’s Day?
Tell us in the comments below!