DEALING WITH BAD SKIN DAYS: A GUIDE
Bad skin days are the worst. If it were in our control, we would have put a ban on it and put glowing skin on everybody's charts, every single day, for a lifetime. But the sole truth is that we will have both bad and good days, and there’s no escaping. All it takes is the right balance to keep flowing through both the waves of good and bad.
On days, when your skin misbehaves, you can always turn it around by following a couple of tricks and tips. Keep reading to learn the 'what' and 'how'; and never let your bad skin day know your next move!
STAYING MINIMAL IS THE KEY
The first urge while going through a bad skin day is trying out different products to turn the 'bad' into 'good'. But what we do not realize is that exposing our skin to multiple products ends up stripping the skin's natural barrier, making it harder for the skin to heal. What can actually help is an essential cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine for a couple of days. Nothing over the top; simple skincare for the win!
SWEAT IT OUT WITH SOME LIGHT WORKOUT
Post-workout glow is a real thing. The increase in our blood flow levels during workouts helps to release free radicals from the skin while nourishing the skin cells. Exercising also releases the 'feel-good' hormones, known as Endorphins which help our mind to distract itself from the 'bad' and focus more towards the 'good'.
GIVE YOUR SKIN SOME ICE THERAPY
It's a proven fact that ice showers or cold showers have tremendous benefits on the skin. For firsts, ice showers protect the skin's sebum layer, preventing the skin from getting dry. It also helps to reduce skin inflammation, and redness, not to forget, they also help in numbing any minor pain caused due to bruises. Icing your face can prevent your skin from breaking out as well as it is very effective in closing down and decongesting open pores.
CONSIDER GOING TO BED EARLY
Beauty sleep works, period. The body goes into standby mode and reboots itself while you sleep. So getting into bed early can actually help your skin to revive its glow after a bad skin day. Get at least 7-8 hours of value rest to reward your skin with the best results.