When skin doesn't want to grow up

Your skin should look as young as you feel, not act like it! 

Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions worldwide, with 50% of women affected at some point in their lives. However, isn’t this a condition primarily for teenagers? Not quite! Experts are finding themselves seeing more adult acne patients than ever, so just why does our skin not want to grow up? There are various reasons why our skin may have forgotten that we’re not still teenagers…here are our top 3 tips to keep acne in check.

#1 Keep your stress levels in check to try and improve the health of your skin

As we get older, chances our our stress levels creep up too. Researchers have found a relationship between stress and acne flare-ups, in that as we get more stressed our bodies produce more androgens (a type of hormone) which stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum - the root cause of breakouts! We know it’s not easy, but try and keep your cool for healthy skin! We’ve heard that exercise, meditation or yoga is a great remedy for stress, or why not give your skin a pampering session at the end of a difficult day? Biotherm’s Life Plankton Mask provides intense repair for your skin, whilst reigniting bounce and radiance, leaving your complexion glowing when it’s in need of some overdue healing!

#2 The catch 22 of cleansing

A lot of breakouts are caused by clogged pores, and a main cause of this can be our environment. Just as we step out of or doors, our skin is inundated by impurities that sit on our complexion, eventually affecting the health of our cells. To counteract this, we cleanse. However, over-washing our faces can also make acne worse! Although it may be tempting, experts suggest that cleansing more than twice a day can dry out skin, which stimulates our bodies to compensate and produce more oil, which can then cause breakouts.

It’s a difficult situation, but they key is finding the right, most effective product for your skin. Biosource Total Renew Oil double cleansers skin in one, purifying skin whilst also nourishing your cells due to it’s unique blend of botanical oils and Life Plankton to leave skin deeply cleansed and glowing.

#3 Are you choosing the right products?

As we get older, we certainly pay more attention to our skincare routines. In seeking to take better care of our skin, we may actually be making matters worse if we’re not using the right products for our individual skincare needs. Sensitive skin requires high levels of hydration to keep skin cells nourished and smooth, whilst also using a product that is kind to the complexion to avoid reactions and breakouts. Use an ultra-moisturizing, specialized product such as Life Plankton Sensitive Emulsion to soothe and reinforce your complexion. Its highly concentrated formula gives your skin day-long hydration, whilst also repairing and rejuvenating.

If you have oily or combination skin, then it’s a good idea to avoid skincare products which contain oil. It’s tempting to avoid moisturizer if you have oily skin, but this can be the main reason for an acne breakout, as when cells aren’t nourished they start to over produce oil. Stick to water-based products such as Aquasource Gel which provides skin with up to 48 hours of hydration in one application, leaving your complexion nourished, smooth and breakout free!

Follow these little tips to keep blemish-prone skin at bay, and help your skin act its age!

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