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How to treat breakouts in the winter, clear glowing skin, glam makeup look, Needle & Thread embroidered dress //

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Breaking out anytime of the year is never a good thing, but I find that they’re always trickiest to get rid of in the winter! Since my skin sits on the drier side during the colder months, slathering on acids or masks could strip out the essential oils and make my skin worse. I can deal with a breakout or two if I’m hibernating at home. However, we only have about 6 more weeks till the next fashion week and Valentine’s Day – two important occasions where I’m often out and taking photos. Unfortunately, it’s always inevitable around that time that a pimple or two will surface. This season, I’m determined to keep those pesky zits at bay, and if you are too, I wanted to share some of the ways you can treat breakouts in the winter.

How to treat breakouts in the winter, clear glowing skin //

1. Up your moisture protection

Since I typically have combination skin and can get pretty oily in the t-zone, I’ve always been paranoid that moisturizing too much would induce breakouts. However, it turns out that you actually need to increase your moisture protection in the winter. There’s significantly less moisture in cold air when compared to summer. That combined with hot showers and heated homes, open up your skin to more bacteria since the barrier gets weakened. So, what you need is a gentle cleanser and rich moisturizer to strengthen that barrier. Look for products with ingredients that hydrate – and keep your skin clear like this one. Here’s another budget-friendly option that’s also effective.

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2. Use the right treatments

I’ll be the first to admit that I try to zap away breakouts as soon as they appear with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, lactic acids – basically anything with the word acid in it. But all that winds up doing is dry my skin out, which stimulates oil production and results in a vicious cycle of clogged pores, etc. I now know that less is more – and will opt for only one treatment instead of 3. Some of the most effective ones I’ve used can be found here and here. You can also skip the spot treatment altogether and try a blemish-fighting serum (love this one and this one).

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3. Nourish the skin

Whenever my skin feels really irritated, I take steps to nourish it further with a mask. Sometimes, I get the best results by using natural ingredients that are readily available. One of my go-to’s is plain yogurt and honey. The combination is always so calming and I see results almost instantly. You can also try bananas and oatmeal. Both options are great for driving down sensitivity and scaling of the skin. What are some of your favorite homemade masks? If you’d rather buy packaged face masks, you can find some favorite nourishing ones below from brands like Fresh and First Aid Beauty .

Bonus: Stay hydrated!

Staying hydrated doesn’t just entail drinking water, but also do things to increase the moisture levels in your home – or bedroom. For instance, get yourself a humidifier and leave it on while you’re asleep.

What are some ways you treat breakouts in the winter?

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