How to Achieve Flawless Skin



Perfect skin.  How do people do it?

Today I am here to tell you how to clear up your skin, plus give you support when those spots won’t go away.  But first, keep in mind I am by no means an expert on the subject.  I’m only telling you what works for me.  And above all, remember there is no such this as absolutely flawless skin.  You will always have a few beauty marks, but those were put there especially for you!  Embrace your uniqueness. 



I know the feeling of waking up in the morning, not wanting anyone to see your face because it’s covered with spots.  So, you layer on the concealer and foundation until you feel presentable.  I hate being uncomfortable about my face.  Seriously, I hate it. 

A while ago my skin was so flaky and irritated that my foundation started failing me.  I decided to figure out what worked best for my skin and try it out for at least a month, because what I was doing wasn’t working.  And guess what?  My skin is practically perfect and yours can be too! 


1. Find your skin type

Every person’s skin is different and needs different care.  My skin is dry/sensitive, Lolly’s is oily and so on.  You can figure out your skin type by taking this quiz.  




  If it the quiz isn't showing up large enough you can click on this link that will bring you to a larger version.  



2. Learn about your skin

Some things break out me, but don’t cause any problems for other people.  Do some research and learn about why your skin is the way it is.  I learned that salt often causes dry skin, which makes sense.  I love salty foods.  Sometimes I will just eat a spoonful of salt.  I know it sounds disgusting, but just talking about it makes me want some. 


Foods that cause breakouts


.  Nuts*
.  Sugar
.  Dairy
.  Gluten
.  Soy
. Caffeine
.  Chocolate
.  Oily foods
.  Makeup**


*Seriously people, these little things are the number one cause of acne. 
**Some concealers actually cause acne, believe it or not.  So try to do a patch test before using a new makeup.

Try taking one of these things out of your diet for a week.  If nothing changes, then you can try eating it again.  If you have a flare up, then don’t eat if for a longer period of time and see if your acne clears up.  If it does, then try to stay away from that food product.    


3. Hands off

I’m serious.  If you’re always touching and picking at your face, how is it ever going to heal?  I know it’s super hard not to pop that pimple, but there are better ways.  I still always mess this one up, but the less I touch, the better my skin seems to be. 



4. Find a routine and stick to it

Everyone has different skin, so again, you’ll have to do some research and figure out what works best for you.  My skin routine is as follows.

Night



Remove makeup
I use a makeup wipe.  They are so cheap and easy to use.

Wash face
Honestly, water and a wash cloth work well for me.



Toner
I use Witch Hazel.  It’s cram packed full of good things, such as Aloe juice, rose petal and grapefruit seed extract.  Plus, I actually know what every single thing on the ingredient list is.  My skin seems healthier since I’ve started using it.



Moisturize
Shea Butter is an amazing moisturizer.  It’s kind of pricey, but last me a long time.  When I was suffering really dry flaky skin, I used extra before I went to bed.  In the morning, I would have little clumps of dry skin that I would rub off with a washcloth.  Come winter, I will probably start pumping up the moisturizer, but for now, using only a little works really well for me. 

Morning

Wash face
Just water and a washcloth. 

Toner
Good old Witch hazel again.


Moisturizer
In the morning, I use Equate Dry Skin Cream.  I’ve tried using Shae Butter in the morning, but my skin looks really shiny.  This delightful cream soaks into my skin pretty quickly, leaving a fresh surface for my makeup. 



5.  Lay off the face masks

Excessive face masks, scrubs and exfoliants can end up being bad for your skin.  Stick to doing only one a week at the most.  And make sure they don’t contain anything that causes you to break out.     



6.  Be patient

Above all, be patient.  I know the waiting is hard, but keep up the good work and it will pay off.  But for the mean time, if you really feel the need for some covering makeup.  Head over to this link where Lisa Eldridge does a wonderful makeup tutorial for girls with acne.    

I hope my tips help you!  If you have any questions you can comment below or contact me through my Let's Talk page.  

Love,
Pip 

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  1. I love the tips! I took the quiz and I have the dry skin type. Like you, I also love salty foods, and I eat salt plain as well! I had no idea nuts were such a big cause of breakouts! I liked this post-I'd like to see more!
    -Mira

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    1. Thanks, Mira! Oh good, I thought I was the only person with an obsession with salt. Yes, they can be really bad for most people. I'm so glad!

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  2. My skin's always been super weird-- because I was born in a tropical country and then moved to a cold state, my skin does its own thing. I do agree that keeping your face and hands clean do help avoid breakouts best. My brother laughs that I was my face so often, but then again, he breaks out WAY more than I do.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Interesting. Yeah, touching your face tends to put dirt and grime on your face. Oh, brothers.

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  3. Thanks for all the tips! I've been struggling with keeping my acne away. I break out so easily and so much that it seems to never go away. I found out that I have sensitive skin. I also wash my face every morning and night and use Witch Hazel. It used to help, but not so much anymore, so I've been trying to cut some sugar and wheat out of my diet. :)

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    1. You're more than welcome! That's too bad. I hope that helps!

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  4. Great tips! This is a really cool post idea :D

    Taiya
    http://www.taiyamaddison.com

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    1. Thanks, Taiya! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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