Friday, August 30, 2013

Healthy Skin Tips

Hello Everyone!

I've been meaning to get around to this topic, ever since I started blogging...healthy skin tips. This is a topic anyone can relate too. Stress, allergies, weather changes, pms symptoms etc. can sometimes cause skin issues. When my skin misbehaves or I'm just maintaining my beauty regimens, I've found these tips helpful.

Oily Skin and Breakouts

1. Use a face or body wash that is geared toward your breakout. (I know that sounds cliché) When I have a minor breakout(s) on my face I use Noxzema Triple Clean Anti- Blemish Pads. I think these Noxzema pads really deliver. They dry out acne, eliminate oily skin, and get rid of any dirt I may have on my face. I only use them as needed because the Noxzema pads tend to dry my face. I also wash my face immediately and apply Ponds Dry Skin Cream to lock in moisture.


2. If you find your skin is breaking out more than usual, the cause could be your daily habits etc. For me stress and allergies are main factors. I also try not to overload on a lot of sugar.

3. When all else fails, you may have to consult with a dermatologist to help resolve the issue.

Maintaining Healthy Skin Do's and Dont's


1. Drink plenty of water!! Water is not only good for you; its good for your skin too! I stress this tip :)

2. Try to get adequate sleep. I use the word adequate because everyone sleep habits vary. As a night owl myself I struggle with this one. This tip especially applies to your face because lack of sleep can be obvious if you have dark circles under your eye. Concealer helps, but its best to try and get rest.

3. Keep your skin clean and well moisturized. I usually moisturize my skin after I take a shower or bath. I apply lotion while my skin is semi damp so the moisture will stay locked in and keep my skin soft. Refer HERE for the products I use.

4. Exfoliate while showering or bathing. Before I shower I use a dry loofah to get rid of any dead skin cells. Then I lather the loofah well with shower gel or I use a washcloth, and I proceed with washing. However, when I'm using an exfoliating scrub for my face, I only use it once or twice so I wont over exfoliate my face.
5. Wash all the makeup off your face. Isnt tempting to crash into bed after a long day, but DONT!! lol You should face your face. Wearing makeup to bed is bad because you can possibly have a breakout by morning. In addition to a breakout, you may also have clogged pores.


1. Don't sleep on a dirty pillowcase. Wash your pillowcases on a regular basis. This is also another way to get a breakout and have clogged pores.

2. Don't over wash your face. I've always been told you shouldnt do this. I usually wash and moisturize my face twice a day and Im good to go :)

3. Don't overload on sugar. This is yet another factor that can cause a breakout.

Well those are just a few of my do's and dont's tips for managing breakouts and maintaining healthy skin. What beauty regimen(s) do you use?

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Unknown said...

These are awesome tips. My biggest tip is to make sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. It makes the world of difference and not enough people realize how important it is.

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Unknown said...

Ok, I have a hard time with the slepp thing but I will try. I have a three year old so I sleep when I am allowed to sleep lol. I feel the same about the pillow case. Now the sugar im going to fight you on even though you are absolutely correct but if I don't have sugar I think I will explode. Great info, I will be using these tips.

Pilar said...

Thanks! I just feel it's so important to wash all the makeup off your face especially before going to bed.

Pilar said...

Lol, I don't have any kids yet, but I also struggle with getting sleep like I mentioned in my post I'm a night owl. I agree! It's so hard to resist sugar. I have to have chocolate! A lot of these tips my mom taught me as I was growing up and I really appreciate her advice :) Now that I'm 27, I think my skin has been fairly healthy all these years because of these tips. Btw I stopped by your blog earlier, you shared great tips as well!

Lily (Beauty With Lily) said...

Awesome tips!! With my insomnia it's very rare I ever get a good nights sleep, but I love all the other tips. You have a new follower here! :)

Pilar said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad people are finding my tips helpful :) I folllwed you back as well!

Raineys Crochet said...

Great post! I like the sound of the Noxema! My best tip is clean your brushes! xxx

Pilar said...

Thanks! Noxzema has good products.

Kristen said...

I like the sound of the Noxema because I have trouble with oily skin. but I also have problems with black heads. what would you recommend I use for not only oily, acne skin but for black heads, too?

Pilar said...

Noxzema should help with the oily skin issue. Have you tried Clean and Clear or Neutrogena products that are specifically for black head treatment? That may solve the issue

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