7 Tips to not let your acne take over your Valentine’s Day

7 Tips to not let your acne take over your Valentine’s Day

Supermarkets 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 treatment.

1. What can I drink?

Come 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.

Red 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.

Cocktails. 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.

Go 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.

Avoid 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

It 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.

Chocolate. 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.

Try 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.

Sun 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!

Since 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 day 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 store-bought toners.

5. Sex tips

Did 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 with AcnEase®!

With treatment options ranging from mild to severe, all AcnEase® treatments 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.”

We want to hear from you! What are you giving your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!


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