Though out my few years of being a teenager I have realised that one of the biggest symptoms to being a teenager is spots. So, I thought I would share my tips and tricks to rid your skin of those pesky spots.
Firstly, a good way to prevent spots is by having a good skin care routine. Rumour says you need loads of lotions and potions but I have realised you don't.
My Skin Care:
For my everyday face wash I use Nivea's Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner, I find this face wash is really good because it clears my skin of oil and dirt and is also moisturising. Therefore, I don't use moisturiser because my skin is already quite oily, even though people say you should. I find that moisturising cream blocks my pours. But, if you have dry skin I would recommend Nivea's Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream, it moisturises your skin without making it too oily but it does make it feel a tiny bit sticky when first applied. Every other day I use Nivea's Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub, it helps remove dead skin cells and blackheads and keeps your skin feeling smooth.
But, how do you get rid of spots you ask? Well...
I find that a good way to remove blackheads is with a face mask, Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks are really good because they are only £1 and there is enough for 2 uses in one packet and it removes the majority of my blackhead. You should use once every week for best results
However, white heads are a different situation. To remove a white head (I know this sounds gross) but I pop it, I know right... eww! But to be honest it gets rid of them. But you could also use a soothing face mask or ice to minimise the size and redness.
Other Tips To Avoid Face Demons:
- Wash your face 2 times a day, morning (for a fresh start) and night (because your body repairs at night and will release oils so washing it helps open your pours)
- Avoid touching your face through out the day, so you don't spread dirt and bacteria from your hands to face.
- Don't put loads of make up over spots, because it will clog up your pours even more.
But, having spots is just a teenage phase it will pass when your body has fully developed. Everyone has or had spots so if you have spots don't worry about them to much because you're perfect the way you are!
DISCLAIMER: I am not being sponsored by these companies, and these things work on my skin type so they might not work on yours (I have oily to combination skin)
Bye for now... x
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