It’s the holiday season once again. And with the preparation for Christmas and New Year…we usually get stressed out brought by Christmas shopping and attending parties.
Did you know that stress may aggravate acne? There are a lot of people are wondering why stress is related to acne. The increased levels of stress stimulate the body’s production of various hormones and trigger different changes in the skin. Sometimes it causes the skin oils to become more viscous making you more acne prone.
Stress also reduces your body’s natural immune defense and your skin doesn’t fight off bacteria build-up as well. When these happen, we become more prone to breakouts.
Acne begins when oil collects at the base of the hair follicle and becomes trapped by dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, form a plug and swell beneath the skin. Stress can make acne worse, causing more anxiety, and creating a vicious cycle.
How to be stress-free this Christmas season?
1. Eat healthy foods.
Eating fruits and vegetable will keep you on-the-go. Everytime I celebrate Christmas, staying away from fatty meals which I balance my food intake.
2. Drink a lot of water
-I always see to it that I drink more than 8 glasses of water which makes me hydrate. Softdrinks and other beverages is prohibited at home.
3. More sleep everyday
-I usually slept 4-5 hours due to my workload. I always see to it that I took a nap every afternoon which re-energize myself from staying infront of my laptop for several hours.
4. Healthy lifestyle
-Chillaxin every week by visiting spas, spending time with family and friends, and feel the good vibes makes a fab lifestyle…without stress.
To be acne-free this holidays, use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy. It treats acne and prevents future breakouts
Proactiv Combination Therapy System is a 3-Step System, that work together to cleanse your skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.
Step 1: Renewing Cleanser
This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide – featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.
Step 2: Revitalizing Toner
This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed – not tight and dried out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.
Step 3: Repairing Treatment
The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the skin. It’s an oil-free formula that’s safe for your entire face.
Our rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish-
fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, heals existing
blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’stexture.
The Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide.
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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