Sometimes I get up in the morning, look in the mirror and suddenly my face is oily with a lot of pimples and blackheads.
I never know what causes this. Did I eat something wrong the day before? Is it hormones? Is my pillow dirty? What happened???
I then always try to do my skin care routine extra carefully. Still, it’s an annoying start of the day. I always hope that my skin improves during that day or that no one notices my bad skin.
So what can I do about it? To answer this question I have delved into a number of tips for impure skin. If you als suffer from this, then read on!
What is impure skin?
Impure skin mainly occurs during puberty, but it’s normal that you can also suffer from it after puberty. Pregnant women, for example, also suffer from it a lot.
It is mainly reflected on the face, but also often in the neck, shoulders, chest and back. You see pimples, black and white heads, large pores and a shiny skin.
Because of this the pores on the surface of the skin are clogged. This causes sebum to accumulate in the sebaceous glands along with dead skin cells and dirt. You then get blackheads. If those blackheads get infected, you’ll get pimples.
Because this proces process also increases your sebum production, impure skin is also called oily skin.
What causes impure skin?
There are a number of reasons why your skin is suddenly impure:
- Hormones. Male hormones, which also occur in women, stimulate sebum production. That’s why men have often more pimples. Female hormones inhibits its production. If there’s no balance between these hormones, you get pimples. Stress hormones also increase sebum production. Are you under a lot of stress? Then you will also suffer from pimples.
- Drug use. Some medicines, tranquilizers and cortisone creams can cause or worsen impure skin.
- Inadequate or incorrect cleaning of the skin. When your skin is not properly cleaned, your pores become clogged. This causes impure skin.
- The use of certain skin care products and makeup. Too oily skin care products can clog your pores. Some skin care products can irritate your skin to such an extent that sebum production is disrupted, making your skin impure. The use of makeup such as foundation or covering powder, can clog the pores as well.
What can you do against impure skin?
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what is the cause of your impure skin. But with these tips you can at least try to prevent impure skin.
1. Get enough sleep
Lack of sleep can play a role in impure skin. You get stress from a lack of sleep, which causes you to produce stress hormones. And as I said before, stress hormones are a major cause of impure skin.
Therefore make sure you get enough sleep every night and take enough rest moments during the day. Are you under a lot of stress? Do some meditation and yoga to unwind.
2. Eat healthy
Healthy skin comes from within. Eating a lot of sugars, saturated fats and diary products can contribute to impure skin.
So eat a lot of vegetables and fruit to keep your skin healthy. Also choose products that contain vitamin A, C and E and omega 3 fats.
3. Good skin care routine
A good skin care routine can prevent impure skin. Choose products that suit your skin type and make sure you don’t use too many skin care products.
Avoid drying ingredients, such as alcohol, parabens, sulfates and mineral oils.
Do you have impure skin and do you sweat a lot, for example after exercise? Cleanse your face immediately after exercise to get rid of the sweat.
4. Use a sunscreen
A high SPF ensures that the sun doesn’t damage your skin. When you skip a sunscreen from your skin care routine, the sun can damage your skin cells and dry them out.
So always use a sunscreen! Even when the sun barely shines.
5. Don’t touch it!
Do you have impure skin? Don’t touch it. I know it’s tempting…
Don’t touch your pimples or rub your face in the hopes that it will improve. It will just get worse…