Do you ever look at your skin in the mirror and feel like the victim of a modern bubonic plague?
Staring back at you is a face dotted with pimples, blackheads and blotches, not to mention the sound of otherworldly groans as you struggle to make sense of this disagreeable vision.
Your other half barely recognises you, your beloved cat sprints for cover, and the postman chucks your mail at the front door before legging it faster than Usain Bolt on a Red Bull binge.
In cases like this, the easy option is to dive straight back into bed in an attempt to shut the world out – but there are actually several things you can do to help prevent this kind of scenario playing out.
Read on to find out more …
Invest In Quality Products
We all have bad skin days, but if your skincare regime isn’t up to scratch, you’llcertainly suffer more skin blemishes– although a good routine means much more than splashing on soap and water.
Instead, it’s important to start your day with a quality blemish control product to battle bacteria and proactively deal with breakouts before they begin.
Drink More Water
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: DRINK MORE WATER. Why? Because neglecting the daily recommend amount can leave you with less than glowing skin.
On average, you should be drinking around eight glasses of water a day, which should be plenty to give your skin the kind of razzmatazz that Hollywood stars would pay a fortune for. Maybe.
Sort Out Your Diet
We know that living like some kind of magnanimous monk is difficult when you spend your days crammed into a shoebox of an office before travelling home on a crowded steel tube.
However, although it’s tempting to reach for the junk food, it certainly won’t help your skin. Consequently, it’s vital to eat a balanced diet containing that all important five a day.
Get More Sleep
For busy professionals, getting more sleep is easier said than done. However, to keep your skin looking radiant, it’s important you grab more than your fair share of slumber.
Although everyone is different, try to aim for at least six hours kip a night, which should leave your skin – and your mind – ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at it.