Avatara’s Top 5 Hacks & Habits to Keep Skin Clear, Calm & Collected

June is officially Acne Awareness Month so it’s time to talk about something that stresses us ALL out - blemishes. In our last blog (link blog name) we covered some of our go-to ingredients and skincare best practices, but now we need to talk about some lifestyle habits crucial to achieving the clean, healthy-looking complexion you deserve - no fancy facials or millions of products needed! Join your skincare besties at Avatara and let’s dive into our Top 5 Skin Hacks & Habits that'll have you saying "buh-bye" to breakouts in no time.

  1. Hydrate Like a Pro

We all know water is good for us, but it's a game-changer for your skin too! When you're dehydrated, your skin can overproduce oil, leading to clogged pores and – you guessed it – breakouts. Aim for the recommended 8 glasses of water daily and bonus points for carrying a reusable water bottle and having it by your side all day!

  1. Sleep is Your BFF

Those late-night study sessions or movie marathons might seem fun, but skipping out on sleep can wreak havoc on your skin. When you sleep, your body repairs itself (and helps offset inflammatory response - aka a major contributor to acne), including your skin, so aim for 7-8 hours of shut-eye each night. Plus, you'll feel more energized and ready to take on the day (and slay those selfies).

  1. Sweat it Out, But Clean it Up

Exercise is amazing for your body and mind, but don't let post-workout sweat become a breakout party. Wash your face after sweating to remove dirt, oil, and bacteria that can clog pores. Keep a gentle, non-stripping facial cleanser like The Super Cleanse handy in your gym bag for a quick cleanse.

  1. Wash What Touches Your Face

Your pillowcase, phone screen, and even your favorite makeup brushes can harbor bacteria that get transferred to your face throughout the day. Make it a point to wash your pillowcases weekly, wipe down your phone screen daily with a disinfectant wipe, and clean your makeup brushes regularly to avoid future breakouts.

  1. Hands Off

We get it, touching your face feels oddly satisfying. But your hands carry tons of bacteria, which can lead to blemishes. Try fidget toys or stress balls to keep your hands occupied and away from your face.

Bonus Tip: Try to relax! When we stress out we don’t just sweat more (which can lead to clogged pores!), our body produces extra cortisol - a hormone that can kick oil production and inflammation into overdrive and make breakouts worse. Try a few breathing exercises or listen to your favorite calming app when you’re feeling overwhelmed! Or do what we do - relax with a sheet mask!

In both your daily skincare routine and everyday habits, consistency is the key to clear skin success, and the hacks we mentioned above become even more powerful when you make them a regular part of your life. So, ditch the stress, grab your water bottle, and get ready to rock that flawless skin!

What are your go-to Avatara products for skin dramas like breakouts? Let us know below or on Instagram @avataraskin - we love hearing from you!


Written by Ryan Nelson

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