Hey guys ♡ People often ask me how I keep my skin so clear. And of course I want to share this little secret with you :) Because with a soft and clear skin you feel sooo much more confident with your body. Bad skin comes from the inside, so it is really important to focus on a healthy diet. But wether your skin is clear or not has got to do a lot with hormones, genes and other influences. So don‘t be too desperate when you have some spots and pimples from time to time. This is completely normal. There are ten steps that will help you to get a better skin and I promise: it‘s not complicated at all!
1. WORK OUT
Haha I am sure you are not surprised that this is my first advice right? But it is true: working out keeps your skin clear because it increases your blood circulation and that makes your skin renew itself a lot faster. So when you work out with PAMSTRONG you not only build muscles but also increase your skin :)
2. DRINK A LOT
Ok I have to admit it you heard this tip probably about 13984783479 times but it really is important to drink a lot. Especially when you work out as much as I do, it is important that you stay hydrated. Water cleans our bodies from the inside. Plus our skin looks much fresher when we drink enough. You don‘t only have to drink water. You can also drink unsweetened tees or fresh ginger tea. And what I really like is water with some fresh lemon, berries or cucumber slices. A perfect alternative to sugar containing lemonades.
3. EAT SMART
When you eat the wrong things no expensive cream will be able to improve your skin. Our skin needs several nutrients to stay healthy and to look great. Especially nutrients like vitamin c, calcium and iron. You find these in fruits but also in vegetables like pepper, kale, green peas and broccoli. In general it is important that you eat a healthy, balanced diet and of of course you can have a cheat meal from time to time :)
4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF MILK AND SUGAR
Like I mentioned a couple of times before I don‘t drink cow milk. There are hormones in the milk that can increase acne and that can affect the hormone balance. Plus milk increases our blood sugar level which brings me to the next point: sugar! I know it is sometimes really hard to resist – for me too haha – but it is sooo bad for our health. Sugar can cause skin impurities. So why don‘t you try to abstain from sugar and milk for a while or at least reduce the amount. You will definitely see a difference. And there a great alternatives for cow milk, e.g. soy milk, almond milk, rice- or coconut milk. And try sweet fruits instead of sweats. By the way: the longer you do without sugar the easier it will get. I promise! :)
5. REDUCE STRESS
I know, I know it is easier said than done. But you can really see from someones skin is stressed. Because stress can cause little inflammations under your skin and these will come out as pimples. What I do to reduce stress? Have a guess haha! The answer is: working out! It really helps. People who are physically fit are mentally stronger and don‘t get affected by stress so easily. And I like to relax on the couch with a cup of tee or meet friends. That always makes me happy <3
6. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
I loooove to sleep haha :) After a good work out during the day there is nothing better than to fall into my cosy bed at night – and of course to start the next morning feeling fresh. The great thing about sleeping is that you can do some good to your body and skin so easily. Your body releases hormones at night that makes you recover. And of course dark circles under your eyes disappear :)
7. WASH YOUR PILLOW
Apropos sleeping: One of the best tips is to wash your pillow regularly. During the day our hair absorbs all the pollution from the air – and all this dirt (that sounds a little harsh haha) lands in our pillow. So when you lay with your face on your pillow you can imagine that this can‘t be good for your skin :) That is why I wash my pillowcase at least once a week. Plus you should clean the display of your mobile phone and your make up brush regularly because they can harbor germs that can cause a bad skin. And try not to touch your face with your hands because even if you wash them regularly there will always be germs that – as mentioned before – will cause spots.
8. REMOVE YOUR MAKE UP
This is really, really, really important! I often think it would be sooo nice to just fall into my bed without having to remove my makeup. But you should never skip that! Because otherwise your skin will become dry and you will get pimples. Plus your eyelashes can break when you still have mascara on. So invest those few minutes every night and you will wake up with a great skin :)
9. GO FOR A PEELING
For a beautiful skin the right care is important. And there are soooo many different opportunities. The best thing would be to go to your dermatologist or to a pharmacy and ask them what kind of skin type you are and what products would be best for you :) What I can recommend are regular peelings. Every 28 days our skin renews itself and than it can help to erase the dead cells with a soft peeling. Your face will look so much fresher afterwards. But I won‘t overdo it. Once a week is totally fine otherwise you will irritate your skin too much. My tip: do the peeling before you go to sleep. So that your skin has enough time to recover until the next morning :)
10. USE NATURAL PRODUCTS
I love products with natural ingredients. They are a lot better especially for people with a very sensitive skin. The best is to check out the packaging and see whats in the product. I try to forego silicones and ingredients that have an impact on hormones. People with skin problems should do that too and use natural products instead. By the way this is also better for the environment. So better keep your hands off those ingredients haha.
I will try to write a blogpost about my acne story soon ♡ as most of you know I suffered under acne and it was pretty hard for me to control it. But now that I got rid of it I’m able to keep my skin clear with those 10 tips!!
Let me know what you thiiiiiiiink! xx