We have all experienced a bad skin day; no warnings given!! One day your skin can be great and the next ‘bad’ skin hits you out of nowhere. ‘Bad’ skin day can mean different things to different people including a reaction, acne breakouts, redness, irritation,dry skin flare up, or simply a dull complexion.

If this happens, we recommend the following tips…

DON’T PANIC 

Easy said than done, but panic and stress can make the problem worse. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more . sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.

Try to remember that ‘bad’ skin can hit anyone at any time and it is NORMAL. We recommend taking care of your skin and then taking your mind off it by going for a walk, ring up a friend and chat it through or plan a relaxing evening at home with a soothing bath and early night.

 

GO MINIMAL

Don’t react to the reaction by throwing anything in your cupboard at your skin. Instead try strip your routine back to a gentle cleanse, antioxidant serum, soothng moisturiser and protective SPF. Bombarding the skin with too much can make the skin go into overdrive, so keep it nice and simple for a few days.

 

USE PRODUCTS YOU TRUST

You know your skin best and the products that work for it. If this is a ‘bad’ skin day then do not panic buy or try new products Your skin is allowed an ‘off’ day so use the products you know and trust.

If the problem continues, then this is when we would recommend looking at your routine and what has caused your skin to change.

 

GET IN A QUICK WORK OUT 

Exercise can be a great way to help your skin. Exercise increases blood flow to help nourish skin cells; also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells.

If exercising outdoors, remember to protect against UVA/UVB rays by wearing SPF, a hat and protective clothing.

Also, exercise can improve your mood. Endorphins are the only “feel-good” chemicals released through exercising though. Your body will also produce serotonin, norepinephrine, BDNF and dopamine, the reward chemical. All of which have huge positive benefits for the mind.

 

GET AN EARLY NIGHT 

Beauty sleep is real. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you snooze, so an early night might do the trick. It is recommended to get between 7-9 hours of quality sleep to reap the benefits for your skin.

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