The Road To Better Skin

I thought I'd share with everyone my road to achieving better, healthier skin. No one wants pimples all over their face. It effects our self confidence, how we view ourselves, and overall, our whole lives. 


If you didn't know, I have acne-prone, oily skin. This combo is lethal as the oils from my skin can clog my pores and add to more acne than I want. I would use facial washes and topical treatments to fight these breakouts. Yet, I still managed to get new pimples overnight, adding to the ones I had the day before and the day before that. Ever since the summer of last year I also start to get small pimples that dot all over my forehead (only during spring/summer and early fall).

However, ever since this summer began I only get one pimple once a week and my skin isn't so oily anymore. Why is that? The answer is simple and is available to almost everyone in the world. It is probably the cheapest remedy out there. The answer is: 

Water.

What I love best about this simple remedy is that it's cheap and practically available to the majority of the human population. I used to never drink water and if I did, it would only be when I'm thirsty. After learning that water flushes out all of the nasty toxins/buildup in our bodies and can keep skin healthy, I decided "Why not?" The recommended 2 liters of water may seem like a lot but I assure you, it's for the best. 

To be very honest, I'm not even sure if I drink 2 liters of water a day. But what I do drink is 3-4 15 fl. oz. canteens of filtered water per day. Ever since I began, the results have been tremendous. The only con about drinking so much water is that I'm constantly going to the bathroom hahaha >.< But I think your body begins to adjust to the amount of water you intake because I don't go as frequent as I used to. 

Other tips to the road to better skin would be sleep. Skin regenerates at night time when we sleep. I go to bed fairly early, no later than 10 P.M. This allows plenty of time for my skin cells to regenerate. A habit of sleeping late can be a reason to your troubled skin.

Another tip would be diet and exercise. To be very honest, I can eat chips and not get a pimple from it but for others, this may not be the case! I'm sure if I had chips, a hamburger, and soda in one day that I would break-out like crazy but my diet does not consist of any of those things mentioned (except for chips. I'm a chip junkie.) I also exercise everyday whether it be a simple walk or a 30 minute jog. Exercise means sweating which equals getting rid of nasty toxins and build up just like water! 


I still don't have perfect skin. I am currently suffering from uneven skin tone due to redness and acne scars as well as enlarged pores. Yet I hardly suffer from acne anymore and my oily-ness has been reduced. Even so, I hope this has helped you on your road to better skin...

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6 Responses to “The Road To Better Skin”

  1. I get oily skin once the summer comes along which is pretty soon. Summer = Pimples! GAH! I hate you summer heat

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    1. Same, I get oily skin mostly during the summer time. I hate summer heat too :(

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  2. I never had terrible skin problems, but like you I started drinking more water and I noticed a difference~ I don't think I drank 2 litres, but my skin got a bit clearer and I also feel more awake and energetic if I stay hydrated^^ x

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    1. Ahh so jelly that you don't have troubled skin~

      Yeah water really does make a difference, now I know I'm not the only one ^^

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  3. Great tips! Totally agree about getting more sleep. I slept really late for a whole week once and pimples started popping out, not to mention having horrible looking eyebags D:


    xx Mandy

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    1. Yes sleep is also our best friend zzz

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