Let’s face it, we all have those ‘off’ days, the ‘not-so-great’ skin days, where we aren’t feeling as confident as we would like in our skin. Frustrating right?
But what does ‘off’ skin mean to you? For some of us it’s redness, for others it’s breakouts, dryness, dullness, a reaction, a flare up of an existing skin condition or that time of the month... the list goes on and on. Whatever your definition of ‘off’ skin is, remember that it is totally NORMAL to experience these ‘off’ days.
So how do you deal with the not-so-great days and get your skin back on track? We’ve got a few quick tips for you! In this blog, we'll explore some tips and tricks to help you navigate those not-so-great skin days with grace and confidence.
1. Be Kind to Yourself:
The first step in dealing with not-so-great skin days is to practice self-compassion. Remember beautiful that everyone experiences skin issues from time to time, and it doesn't define your worth or beauty. Avoid negative self-talk and instead focus on treating yourself with kindness and understanding.
2. Stick to a Gentle Skincare Routine:
On days when your skin is acting up, it's important to stick to a gentle skincare routine. Avoid harsh products or over-exfoliation, as they can further irritate your skin. Opt for a mild cleanser that won’t disrupt your skin barrier like our Canvas: Moisturising Cream Cleanser which is gentle and fragrance-free. Then pop on our Super Seed: Deep Moisture Hemp oil to help your skin feel refreshed, balanced, and hydrated. Major plus, Hemp Seed is quite literally a multi-vitamin for the skin and will massively benefit any skin issue.
3. Skip Make-up:
We get it, it’s tempting to reach for your foundation when faced with skin concerns, however, heavy makeup can clog pores and make the situation worse. Instead, embrace a natural look or opt for lightweight, breathable products that allow your skin to breathe and heal. When you feel your skin is back to its normal, unpredictable self follow these simple steps to achieving flawless makeup.
4. Get More of the Great Stuff:
Sleep. More of this can make one hell of a difference
Water. Yup, our most basic necessity as humans. Hydration helps to flush out toxins and keeps your skin plump and supple.
Remember to be patient and stay confident! It can take time for your skin to get back on a more even keel but remember, ‘off’ days come and go, and we all experience the not-so-good days... it’s just a matter of looking after yourself!
Be sure to check out our other blog, 'How your period affects the skin' for more inside information on tackling those unwanted changes to the skin.