Who believes that the sun clears up their acne? I did! I did! Why? Well, because for the summer months, my skin did better. I had severe “BACNE” as a teen. Summers were awesome! Truth is, as the sun does dry up your blemishes and helps to clear things up, for a time. It is actually making things worse. It has been documented that sun exposure causes a cell build up which adds to flare-ups. Bummer, I know! Stick with me, good news is coming.
If you have acne prone skin and changing jobs is not an option, it’s time to bring your cleanser to work. Cleanse your face once or twice during an 8 hour shift will help. Airborne grease mixed with environmental toxins only compound the problem. By reducing the amount of toxins on your face will help control your acne.
Ok, so if you’re not being exposed to a greasy environment, for long periods of time, cleansing should 2-3 times a day. MAX! Too much cleansing will strip away too much of your lipid barrier and throw off your skins pH. This leaves it vulnerable and can make acne flare up.
How many of you know how many foods have hormones in them? Milk for one. Eliminating milk alone helped many. However, soy is another estrogen imposter. What does your body do when it detects estrogen? It produces more oil, more oil leads to more pimples and more breakouts.