Do your pimples pop up at the worst times and take a huge toll on your self-confidence? Don’t you just wonder why acne is even a thing?
Here’s why: Your body ingests toxins daily from the pollution in the air down to the food you eat. Your body then kicks into self-defense mode to remove the unwanted substances from your system, and they're often released in the form of acne.
To avoid nasty breakouts, here are some of the bad habits you should quit:
1. You don't drink enough water every day.
Your body functions at its best when you drink an average of ten bottles of water a day. Aside from dehydration, not drinking enough water daily deprives your body to cleanse out the toxins you ingest throughout the day. Your liver is mostly responsible for eliminating contaminants from the body, and when it gets overloaded, your skin compensates to help release toxins in the form of acne, boils, and even rashes.
Start a healthy lifestyle and kick acne to the curb with a bottle of Wilkins Pure Water. Not only can it help in cleansing your body from toxins, but it's also a step in the right direction to change your unhealthy habits.
2. You're not eating the right food.
Too much refined sugar, processed carbs, and dairy instead of fruits and veggies? Those unhealthy bites can cause inflammation, thereby causing acne and other skin woes.
3. You consume too much caffeine.
Coffee can actually mess with your stress levels. You know that rush of adrenaline you get after that first cup? Going for a second one can throw off your hormones and cause your body to believe it's stressed, leading to inflammation and pimples.
4. You keep touching your face.
Probably one of the dirtiest parts of your body, your hands can transfer dirt and bacteria onto your skin, making you susceptible to clogged pores and pimples.
5. You like to pop your pimples.
Now that we've established that your hands transfer nasty things like dirt and bacteria onto your face, this one should be a no-brainer. Picking at your pimples can make the situation worse because you risk pushing the bacteria further into your skin.
6. You work yourself to exhaustion.
Amidst your hectic schedule, tight deadlines, and heavy workload, you should know when to call it a day. There's a reason why an early shut-eye is also referred to as beauty sleep: It prepares the body well for the next day. If you're not getting enough sleep, then you're not allowing your body to repair itself from the day before. Exhausting yourself also results in stress, and stress triggers acne.
7. You're fond of smoke breaks.
With every whiff of a cigarette, you deprive your skin of the beautifying oxygen it deserves. In addition to how smoke can clog your pores and cause acne, it can also break down collagen (the protein that keeps our skin looking youthful), dehydrate your skin, and, of course, cause cancer.
8. You're not getting enough exercise.
Exercise isn't just a way to keep fit; it’s good for the skin, too. Every physical movement gets blood pumping through the body, and you need the increased blood flow to nourish your skin cells and carry away the toxins. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, then you don’t really cleanse your skin from the inside. Just don’t forget to take a shower to prevent any dirt or bacteria from clogging up your pores after your sweat session.
9. You don't have a skincare regimen, or you’re doing it wrong.
Being acne-free is a lifelong mission. If you're not regularly cleansing your skin, the accumulated dirt, sweat, and bacteria team up to produce acne. Sure, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing take some time, but the more TLC your skin receives, the more you give it the chance to glow. But make sure you’re not over-scrubbing or using too many skincare products, as these will only aggravate your skin, enlarge your pores, and make it more prone to acne growth.
A healthy lifestyle starts with something as simple as drinking the recommended eight to 10 glasses of water everyday. At just P9 (SRP for 330mL), Wilkins Pure Water can help you wash those bad habits away. #CleanseWithWilkinsPure