Breakouts are really an inside job. Oh, and an outside job. OK, let’s be real. For those of us who suffer from frequent flare-ups, we know it’s rarely just one thing, and we have to diligently treat our skin with continuous, loving support.
Make sure your skin can breathe
Now that masks are part of our OOTD these days, steer clear of synthetic materials. Cotton is great, but silk is even better. Not just because it looks luxurious, but it is actually antimicrobial, and the soothing, zero-friction fabric won’t exacerbate any existing issues while allowing your skin to breathe. This is crucial when we sleep, too, so this Silk Duo bundle is the perfect solution.
Make sure our hydration efforts are not in vain (the extra trips to the bathroom better be worth it!) by adding electrolytes to one of your glasses (or bottles) of water per day. We are constantly losing our body’s mineral-rich salts from sweating, breathing, and urinating, so make sure to put the minerals back in for supple, hydrated, resilient skin.
Up your anti-inflammatory mushie game
Plant-Based Protein Bars
There are a million and one ways to get more antioxidants in you (hello eating fruits and veggies, drinking green and herbal tea, etc.), but if you’re going to fuel on the go, make it work double time. We love these R.E.D.D. plant-based protein bars because they are loaded with antioxidant-rich, adaptogenic mushrooms and anti-inflammatory compounds like turmeric.
LED Light Shield Mask
DMK x Poosh
There is a lot of research out there proving the magic of LED light therapy is very real when it comes to skincare. We’re big fans of the DMH x Poosh LED mask because it’s got not just one, but three settings. Red is anti-aging and anti-inflammatory, blue is antibacterial, and amber fades discoloration and dark spots from places you may have, ahem, picked. We (aka Michelle Scanga at the airport) even wear it out as a COVID shield, why the hell not?
Out-of-whack hormones can cause frequent breakouts, not just around that time of the month, but yes, then especially. Try gentle, calming herbs like ashwagandha, red raspberry leaf, or Shatavari to combat stress and balance the cycle.
Use gentle, targeted products
We don’t want to always reach for the harshest chemicals to burn away our breakouts. In fact, we want to avoid exacerbating our skin that is clearly crying for help as it is, so we love the purity of the Living Libations Acne Bundle, a targeted grouping of totally natural and delicate actives to smooth things over.
Frankincense Honey Mask
Honey is nature’s gift when it comes to our skin. It’s super antimicrobial, meaning it fights off bacteria and harmful fungi, while also soothing and hydrating, thus protecting our skin barrier. We are obsessed with the Living Libations Frankincense Honey Mask for the duo action, since frankincense is also antibacterial, plus it balances oil and tightens the appearance of pores.
Sunflower Honey Butter
A hydrating butter to lather all over your body. It’s high in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, E, and B, for quick-penetrating, long-term moisturization. The consistency lasts for hours and locks moisture in tight.
Draw out impurities with healing face masks
Clay masks are crucial for the acne-prone, and we love this Root Science Detox Mask with neem and licorice root for soothing, redness-reducing, and bacteria-fighting properties. However, make sure not to overdo it. If you’re suffering frequent breakouts, stick to once a week and only spot treat after that—overdoing clay masks can dry out the skin and cause us to produce an excess of oil for a (literally) ugly cycle.
Mighty Tighty Mask
This Mighty Tighty Mask is GF and vegan and packed with an antioxidant-rich blend of turmeric, fresh bananas, and echinacea extract, full of active compounds that nourish skin. Firmer skin in one mighty minute.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—processed sugar is thine skin’s enemy. Not only does it break down our collagen stores and elasticity, but it also is highly inflammatory. Opt for natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit when baking or buying treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The ultimate in antioxidants … matcha
Organic Matcha Bundle
Matcha is the queen of all antioxidant contenders. It’s also rich in chlorophyll and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is anti-inflammatory and redness-reducing. Drink it, mix it with a little water, and put it on your face, whatever tickles your fancy.
Genuinely good sleep doesn’t have to be so elusive. Update your bedroom to promote restful sleep so you can get those truly solid beauty z’s. We promise the difference is in quality shut-eye.
12lb Weighted Throw
Sleeping with a weighted blanket can be helpful for those with anxiety-related sleep issues. The blanket molds to your body and is a calming source. It’s pretty much designed to feel like a gentle hug.
White Queen Zippered Pillow Case
If you haven’t already made the switch to silk pillowcases, here’s why you should. Slip’s specially commissioned Slipsilk™ is shown to reduce friction by 43% on average*, allowing skin to glide along the pillow, which can reduce pressure on creased skin. Aka softer, healthier hair and fewer fine lines caused by sleep wrinkles. Our whole team swears by them (along with the sleep crown pillow too).
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