When skin is balanced it glows, has an even tone and smooth texture. Every skin issue or spot is caused by an imbalance. These imbalances can be internal or caused by an outside irritant. Here are some common imbalances and steps you can take to correct them.
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- Excess oil
- Excess oil: Remove products that dry out the skin from your routine, such as cleansers with SLS or alcohol. Exfoliate less, ideally once a week in the evening. Give your skin lots of good moisture before bed.
- Irritation: Clean the items that touch the blackhead area. This could include the nose pieces on glasses, cell phone or pillowcases. Be aware of whether you touch your face in that area. If it is along the hairline, be sure that your hair products are not coming in contact with your skin.
Whether patchy or throughout, redness can be frustrating to locate the source.
- Excess sun exposure/ heat exposure
- Sun exposure/ heat exposure: Be diligent with sunscreen application and utilize hat and sunglasses. Do not put your face in hot shower water.
- Pressure: Both pressure by touching/ scratching/ pressing on your face and sinus pressure can dilate the capillaries causing redness. Be conscious of pressure on your skin.
- Irritation: Remove irritating products from your routine to test if they are causing redness. Stop using rough exfoliants.
Read the article dedicated to this type of imbalance, check it out.
- Excess exfoliation
- Lack of moisture
- Excess exfoliation: Dry patches are a symptom of over exfoliation. Be sure that are not over exfoliating by watching for peeling, redness, irritation and dry patches. Try an active exfoliant like my Papaya + Vitamin C Serum so that you are not too abrasive to your skin.
- Lack of moisture: Adding some extra moisture can help to soften the drying patches and reduce the texture.
Balance is hard to find, but as you pay closer attention to your skin it is achievable. However, don’t forget that your skin is unique and will change over time.
If you’re finding it hard to create a balance skin routine and keep pesky skin issues at bay, come in for a facial. You don’t have to trouble shoot your skin on your own. Book your facial here.