4 Common problems that can throw your skin off balance

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May 30, 2017
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  • Microbial imbalance increases your risk of getting acne, roascea and eczema.
  • Fluctuations in hormones can also throw your skin off balance.
  • Identifying the culprit is important to fix the problem.

The largest organ in the human body is the one you can see most easily, the skin, which also happens to be the one that is easily thrown out of whack. A changing weather can make some suddenly look for the best Instagram filters to hide those breakouts or redness, while some seek help of make-up tutorials to make thier pimples and acne scars disappear. Nevertheless, you can take a sigh of relief because you can easily fix the problem by identifying the culprits. Here is what you need to watch out for!


mind your skin microbiome

 

Mind your skin’s microbiome

Have you heard of microbiome? It’s same as gut bacteria but it’s found on the surfaces of your body including your face. When you overuse skin products like cleansers that leave your face feeling squeaky clean, you’re actually increasing the risk of microbial imbalance, hence, making your skin more prone to acne, rosacea, eczema and cirrhosis. Instead of opting for products such as antimicrobial soaps which can leave your skin dry, use products with pribiotics or postbiotics  to keep the different strains of healthy skin bacteria in check.


Keep your hormones in check

There are number of reasons such as aging, stress, menstrual cycle and a new fitness that cause your hormones to fluctuate.  But the worst thing is all these imbalances are quickly reflected on your skin, especially on the areas where breakouts are more likely to occur. Even if your hormones are within normal range, your skin’s reaction to any change in hormones may make you grab your concealer. With time, your skin becomes more sensitive to hormones. Now most women often end up making things worse for their skin by trying to balance hormonal skin using moisturising creams. Experts suggest, instead of experimenting different products on your skin it is better to seek professional help. You can also try acupuncture sessions to balance hormones for long term.


Common problems that can throw your skin off balance

Protect your skin against UV rays

We all know what ultraviolet rays do to your skin but what you may not know is the UV rays which do not cause sunburn are often the ones that can destabilise your skin. So, even if you don’t feel the warmth from the harmful rays, you should wear a good SPF even if its cloudy outside. No day should be without sunscreen day.

 

Combat seasonal changes

Not just the changes in hormones but also the variations in temperature and humidity that can throw your skin off balance. During winter, your skin tends to become dry and flaky, whereas it becomes breakout prone in the summers. You can sustain the battle if not win by choosing the products that balance your skin’s pH levels.

 

 

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