For a lot of people, there are few things more frustrating and upsetting than having issues with their skin. After all, it’s the part of your body that is almost always going to be on display in one way or another and if you’re dealing with breakouts, dry skin, oiliness or any of the other issues that a lot of people deal with when it comes to their skin, that can cause your confidence to take a serious knock. One of the reasons that this can be such a large issue for many people is that they simply don’t know what it is that’s causing their skin to end up that way. There is a lot of misinformation floating around in terms of the impact various things have on your skin, and that can leave a lot of people pretty confused. With that in mind, here are some factors that might well be wreaking havoc on your skin.
One of the most obvious factors when it comes to your skin is going to be your diet. The things that you’re eating and drinking have a massive impact on your skin in a lot of different ways. If you’re eating huge amounts of greasy, fatty foods, then it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that your skin is going to end up oily, greasy and breaking out. The solution to this is also pretty obvious. Eating more fresh food rather than processed meals is the best way to help your skin recover and prevent it from getting any worse. You might think that your diet only impacts your body on the inside, but that’s not the case.
Of course, sometimes the things that happen with your skin are totally out of your control. Your hormones love to take just about any opportunity to try and make your life as confusing and difficult as possible, and one of the ways that they love to do that is by causing breakouts. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and discovering that you’re having some kind of breakout for seemingly no reason. Hormonal acne can be a source of a lot of anxiety and worry for many people but it’s something that’s totally natural, and there’s no reason to be embarrassed about it. There are plenty of products out there that can help, but for the most part, hormone breakouts are something that you may just have to accept might flare up at certain times throughout your life.
If you’re not staying hydrated, then your skin is one of the first things that’s going to suffer because of it. Sadly, drinking enough water is something that a lot of people are kind of terrible at. Sure, they might drink plenty of soda, tea, or coffee, but all of those drinks are pretty heavy diuretics which is actually going to make you feel even more dehydrated than you did before. If you want to make sure that you’re not leaving yourself dehydrated, which is going to dry out your skin incredibly quickly, the best thing to do is to make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Somewhere around two litres of water over the span of the whole day is going to be plenty and it’s not really that difficult to do. Just keep a water bottle at your desk at work or in your back so that you can take a drink anytime you start to feel even a little thirsty.
A lack of sleep
We all know that look when you haven’t had enough sleep, and you end up with huge bags under your eyes. Well, that’s not the only impact on your skin that not getting enough sleep can have. It can leave you with pale, oily and dry skin as well as just generally making you feel pretty under the weather. Life can be incredibly busy, so it’s understandable why a lot of people think that cutting back on the amount of sleep that they’re getting is going to help. However, going without a decent night’s sleep is just going to make your life far more difficult than it really needs to be. Make sure that you try and organise your life in such a way that you can get everything done that you need to deal with, while still allowing yourself a full night’s rest.
The products that you use
There are so many skincare products on the market that it can be kind of overwhelming for a lot of people. Trying to figure out what the right products are can be pretty difficult and take a fair amount of trial and error to get right. One of the best things that you can do is simply to pay attention to the things that people are saying about different products. Sure, trying to figure out which products are right on your own is a challenge, but there are always people who are willing to let you whether or not products are worth your time. Check out various review sites for different brands, and you can often figure out whether or not certain products are right for you incredibly quickly. The other thing that you can do is to focus on the ingredients that are in the various products that you buy. Rather than focus on different brands, look at the active ingredients. Certain active ingredients are going to react with your skin differently than others and knowing what’s in different products can be incredibly useful.
Does it ever as though you end up with breakouts at the worst possible time? As though things are already going wrong and now you’ve got that to deal with as well? Well, as much as that might just feel like the worst timing ever, the truth is that it’s probably done to more than just bad luck. Stress can have a huge impact on your body chemistry, and one of the first things that suffer because of it is your skin. Now, it’s easy to say that the way to solve this problem is simply to stop being so stressed out but let’s face it, that’s not always something that you can control. The best thing that you can do is to try and figure out the source of your stress and do everything you can to sidestep it. Not only that but taking time for self-care is incredibly important. Sometimes, when you’re dealing with a lot of stress, the most important thing that you can do is to simply step back and take some time for yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with going out and having a good time every once in awhile. But spending every single night staying up late and drinking a lot is almost certainly going to have an impact on your skin. Alcohol dries out your skin very aggressively and a lack of sleep is going to do the same. Sure, there are a lot of other things that your lifestyle can impact when it comes to your health, but people forget, all too often, how much of an effect it can have on their skin.
Of course, not all of these things are necessarily going to be directly connected to the issues that you’re having with your own skin, but hopefully, you’ll now have a clearer and more definite understanding of the kinds of factors that can have a major impact on your skin’s health and appearance. That way you can actually start to take steps to deal with it and bring back some of the confidence that you may have lost.