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Mandy Kloppers

Is Your Skin Affecting Your Self-Esteem?

It’s true that how we look isn’t the most important thing in the world. But equally, neither is it entirely unimportant. If we’re going to be at our confident best, then we need to have some faith that we are looking well. It’s not about being the most attractive person; it’s about being sure of our appearance. There are, of course, many different aspects that contribute to how we feel about how we look. One of the most influential — yet oddly underrated — aspects is our skin. If that’s looking healthy and clear, then you’ll be on your way towards looking your best. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tried and tested ways for improving your skin. 

Avoid Scratching and Squeezing

Skin conditions, like eczema, can be very itchy and uncomfortable. We scratch to eliminate the itching, but while we might feel better for a few seconds, the relief doesn’t last, and we risk doing further damage to our skin. When our children have eczema and other itchy skin conditions, we use baby clothing for eczema to avoid further irritation. As adults, it’s equally important that we avoid contact as much as possible. 

The same goes for acne and blackheads. Squeezing might bring a moment of satisfaction, but you risk more permanent skin damage, as well as spreading bacteria to other areas of your face, often resulting in further breakouts

Run It Out


Your skin isn’t going to look full of life if you don’t feel full of life! If you’re sitting around, just watching Netflix, then it’ll come as no surprise if your skin begins to look a little stale. Fortunately, there’s a tried and tested method that’ll help to improve things: exercise! Simply going for a jog will get your blood pumping and will give your skin a healthy glow. Plus, working up a sweat also makes us happier, too, and a smile can really make a big difference in how we look. Exercise isn’t always the most tempting activity in the world, but you’ll be happy that you’ve made the effort once you’re done. 


Cold Shower Therapy


And after the run? Opt for a cold shower. Many of us automatically turn on the hot water tap when we step into the shower, but this isn’t always the best option. If your skin is looking a little worse for wear, it’ll be much better to shower in cold water. In fact, the colder, the better. It can be tough to be in there, but you’ll feel fantastic after you step out — and your skin will look great. Hot water will damage your skin. If you really can’t face the prospect of a cold shower, then at least turn the dial down a little. Warm water will be much better for you than hot water!


Medicated Options


It’s normal to have problems with your skin from time to time. Perhaps you sometimes go through periods of having acne, for example. Your skin isn’t going to look at its beautiful best all the time! So don’t stress about those moments. However, if you have long-term skin issues, then it’ll be worthwhile looking at your options, especially if it affects your self-esteem. There are many excellent products that you can use, such as Graham’s Natural cream made for rosacea. In no time, you’ll find that your skin looks much better!


Sun Safety 


Finally, remember to avoid damaging your skin in the sun. A tan can look nice at the time, but over time, you’ll end up causing damage to your skin that can be difficult to reverse. If you’re heading out, be sure to wear SPF lotion — you’ll be thankful in the future. 

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