I suffered with Acne as a child, from my face, back, upper arms and chest. It was very soul destroying (late 1970’s). I moved to the US at 19 and my Acne totally cleared up, lifestylechanges and Food changes.I moved back to the UK in 1998 and would you believe, as a grown woman, my Acne returned. I underwent hormone checks and a host of other options through the NHS, without discovery of what might be aggravating my skin.During a visit with my Beauty Therapist she asked me if I ate Bacon, yes was the answer. She informed me that this can be a trigger.. I stopped eating Bacon and my skin returned to being silky smooth and healthy. I did however still get the odd mild, small spots on my upper neck close to my ears and in my hair line.Speaking with family it came to light that this is hereditary and is caused (within our family) through Coffee or Caffeine! I proceeded to cut Caffeine out of my diet and I am now Acne and spot free.It is not the Bacon that causes Acne it is a preservative which is the culprit. During my years in the US I did not eat Bacon and I was not a coffee drinker until 1998..I hope this helps and might be of use to Acne sufferers..
The weather outside might be frightful but your skin doesn’t have to be!!
Cold and frosty days of winter might bring more than rosy cheeks to most of us. The oil that we didn’t want during the summer months has now gone leaving dry, chapped and flaking skin (at the very least). As soon as we turn up the indoor heating the skin gets dry.
You might find that the moisturiser you use in the summer is not working for you during the winter months? As the seasons change so should you. Products are important, not necessarily the price of the products. Look for a moisturiser which is oil based for your winter routine, chose oils that are appropriate for the face Aloe Vera, Tea Tree and Antioxidants.
Antioxidants help regulate melanin formation, increase the skin's repair rate, and encourage circulation.
You only have 3 minutes to add moisture back to the skin before it seals itself off!! Wash, towel dry, use your deep conditioning moisturiser to get the most out of your products and to protect your skin.. Sealing in essential moisture is a paramount beauty step in keeping your skin hydrated.
Feed your Skin
A healthy diet is always a good diet. During the long hard winter months this is on the top of my skin care list, don’t neglect your fruit and veg which are generally associated with summer days. Eat foods that contain Omega 3s like Salmon, Walnuts and add a little Flax Seed oil to your diet. Exercise is also a contributing factor to keeping your skin looking wonderful. Added Circulation pumping the blood from cell to cell, a little exercise is naturally invigorating and helps your wellbeing.
Seek a Specialist
If you are suffering with skin conditions that are more than a little flaky dry skin, it is recommended that you seek expert advice, skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea is not usually caused by cold weather though this might aggravate it.