If you were born between the early ’80s and the early 2000s, congratulations, you’re a millennial! But living life in the fast lane can wreak havoc with your skin. In fact, studies have shown that women aged 18-33 years, experience more stress on a regular basis and their skin bears the brunt of it. Here are the top ten millennial skin problems and their fixes.
PROBLEM: Breakouts caused by stress
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Let it all out! Start by taking a few deep breaths (feel your tummy rise), hold to the count of four, and blow out while pursing your lips. Do this ten times and feel your stress melt away. Then, after you've calmed yourself down, grab a spot reduction gel like Natio Acne Clear Spots Antibacterial Treatment
and pat on your trouble spots twice a day. It’s a good idea to use a Salicyclic Acid based face wash like Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash
PROBLEM: Splotchy skin (blackheads and whiteheads) from not regularly washing your face at bedtime
If you’re burning the midnight oil and come home too tired to cleanse your face thoroughly, at least keep a packet of makeup remover towelettes like L'Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Makeup Removing Towelettes (Makeup Remover Wipes)
on your bedside table. Before dozing off cleanse all that gunk off. While it’s never a substitute for a thorough CTM routine, at least it’ll keep blackheads and pimples at bay and keep your pores squeaky clean.
PROBLEM: Acne from eating fast food on-the-go
There’s no quick fix here. You need to get your daily five. Carry some fruit, nuts and seeds with you to ward off midday pangs. Avoid soft drinks and deep-fried snacks and grab a salad any chance you get. It might also help to get skin loving nutrients from a multi vit like NutroActive Cytofresh Tablet
PROBLEM: Sallow, dull skin from partying too hard
A girl’s got to have a social life right? But staying up long past your bedtime takes a toll on your skin. Try and get your daily eight hours at least four times a week and in the meantime, restore your lustre with the clever use of some dewy highlighter. We’re currently in love with the Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Highlighter
that instantly lights up the dullest complexion.
PROBLEM: Bloodshot eyes thanks to burning the midnight oil
Sometimes staying up late is just unavoidable—friend’s birthday, drinks after work or that last minute presentation. But thankfully, there are ways to soothe those tired peepers. Try GUBB USA Soothing Eye Treatment Gel Mask
to instantly calm puffiness and dark circles. It’s also a good idea to keep L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Eye Cream
handy to cure and deflate under-eye bags thanks to active ingredients like Pro-Xylane and Caffeine.
PROBLEM: Brown spots that show up on your cheeks and upper lip
We can’t emphasise it enough: wear sunscreen daily, come rain or shine. In a US study, 77 percent of women from ages 18-24 said they never wear sunscreen or “only wear it at the beach,” while just 10 percent reported wearing it every day. Pigmentation starts in your 20s, and if you think SPF is for sissies, think again. Not only does sunscreen prevent sun spots it also wards off wrinkles and fine lines. Try The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Control Lotion SPF 15 PA++
if you have oily skin and Sebamed Multiprotect Sunsreen SPF 50+
if your skin tends to be dry and sensitive.
PROBLEM: Your dark circles are scary (even to you)
PROBLEM: Your skin feels dry and scaly because you rarely use body lotion and don’t drink enough water
PROBLEM: You just spotted laugh lines around your mouth. Yikes!
PROBLEM: Blisters on your feet. Who wears sensible shoes for goodness’ sake?
Heels are nice, so are those pointy toes, but you should own at least one pair of sensible slip-ons and shoes. Nonetheless, if you’re a ‘high-heels-or-the-highway’ kinda girl, keep a stash of Band-Aids on the ready. Then do your long-suffering feet a favor and treat them to a pampering mask every now and then. The Innisfree Special Care Mask – Foot
is infused with a healing green complex to restore your toes.