Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog!
We’ve all had those “bad” skin days (I’ve definitely had my fair share of them!)
A bad skin day can mean different things for different people depending on their skin type; such as acne, redness and irritation, eczema or simply a dull complexion. There is so much that can be done to help these issues, but in the meantime, I fully understand how hard it can be to deal with these bad skin days. Sometimes it can lead to people not even wanting to go outside or meet up with friends/family – so mentally it can be draining as well. We’re no longer in a strict lockdown, everything has opened up again and plans are being made so of course we will want to go out with the ones we love most!
So, let’s discuss how we can deal with bad skin days in winter..
1 // Don’t panic
This is easier said than done, but trust me, stress will only add to the problem. Stress causes a chemical response in your body which leads to skin being more reactive; this will make it more difficult for your skin to heal. Always try to stay calm and remind yourself that ‘bad’ skin is normal! It’s nothing to be ashamed of – you are BEAUTIFUL.
2 // Have an early night
Okay, hear me out! Beauty sleep really is a thing; this is the perfect time for your body to repair itself and for your skin to heal. So, an early night will do you some good! (If you’re feeling really rubbish about your skin, an early night will make you feel calm, relaxed and rejuvenated ready for the next day!)
3 // Resist picking your spots
Okay, this is kind of important – don’t pick your spots! It really is so tempting, especially when you just want to get rid of them, the obvious thing to do is pick them – BUT you will be left with an open wound and maybe even scars!! If you take one thing away from this post, please let it be this – try your hardest not to pick them.
4 // A Healthy Mindset is Key
How do you talk to yourself when you’re having a bad skin day? Are you positive or do you use more negative words about your skin? Don’t forget that your mindset affects how you’re feeling so it’s important to focus on yourself and speak positively about your skin (always look for the good, even on bad days!)
5 // Ignore the haters
I’ve been there and trust me, it’s so hard to ignore what people are saying about your skin; but in the long run, for your health, mind and happiness, you need to ignore them! If we are constantly worrying what people might be saying or thinking about our skin, this will stress you out which leads to more breakouts. Be positive and ignore what other people think – their opinion is irrelevant.
6 // Stay calm, be patient
As soon as you get a breakout, do you immediately run to your products and try whatever you can find? It’s so easy to just put products on your face in the hope that they will magically work in the space of 1 hour. The first step in repairing your skin is lots of patience because it takes time and if you apply product after product, it will actually make the issue worse – we don’t want that, right? It’s one of those ‘trust the moment’ things – just trust your skin and let it do what it needs to do!
7 // Less is more
It’s so true; less is more! When you’re having a bad skin day, this is your time to strip back your routine, maybe use a gentle cleanser instead. If you bombard your skin with too many products, your skin will just go into overdrive and struggle even more. This is also the same when it comes to makeup – the first thing you want to do is put on loads of makeup to cover up your skin, again, this will suffocate your skin; it just needs to be left so it can breathe! Keep everything nice & simple for a few days.
Always remember that it will get better and it’s just a bad few days, it can’t last forever!
*If your skin gets worse overtime, it may be best speaking to a professional (GP, Dermatologist)
Have a lovely Saturday everyone!