Monday, December 22, 2014

Be Stress-free and Acne-free this Christmas

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Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a very stressful time for everyone. It’s the time of year when we usually experience a lot of good stress like the excitement brought about by Christmas shopping and family reunions. But we can also experience bad stress such as Christmas rush traffic and year-end business activities. Regardless if good or bad, stress may aggravate acne.

How is stress related to acne?
The increased levels of stress stimulate the body's production of various hormones and trigger different changes in the skin. Sometimes it causes the skin oils to become more viscous making you more acne prone. Stress also reduces your body’s natural immune defense and your skin doesn’t fight off bacteria build-up as well.

When these happen, we become more prone to breakouts. Acne begins when oil collects at the base of the hair follicle and becomes trapped by dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, form a plug and swell beneath the skin. Stress can make acne worse, causing more anxiety, and creating a vicious cycle

How to be have a stress-free Christmas?

List Them Down
To make sure I don't forget anything, I list down all the things I have to do and get. Whether it's getting my hair done (who needs a bad hair day on holidays?!) or ordering food in advance, I like listing down my tasks so it'll be easier for me to track down what else I should be doing. It also saves me a lot of time fretting over stuff I could have forgotten or missed.

Be Active
Combat those stress hormones with the happy hormones! You can try something as intense as HIIT or something as relaxing and quiet as yoga. Moving around and being active also clears my head, making me feel relaxed and focused at the same time.

Get Enough Sleep
Everyone needs to get enough sleep. When you're well rested and refreshed, it minimizes the chance of you getting all worked up on things that usually shouldn't bother you anyway.

Use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy 
To prevent acne before they even begin, arm yourself with Proactiv Combination Therapy System.
It is a 3-Step System, that work together to cleanse your skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.

  • Step 1: Renewing Cleanser

This medicated Renewing Cleanser is made with exclusive micro-crystal benzoyl
peroxide – featuring smaller, finer particles designed to quickly penetrate pores
to start killing acne-causing bacteria on contact. Tiny exfoliating beads gently
remove dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells to help keep pores from clogging.

  • Step 2: Revitalizing Toner

This refreshing, alcohol-free toner helps remove impurities and excess oil
so your skin looks and feels clean, soft and refreshed – not tight and dried
out. Soothing botanical agents gently balance your skin tone.

  • Step 3: Repairing Treatment

The repairing acne treatment is a feather-light medicated treatment that
Gets deep into clogged pores faster but is designed to be gentler on the
skin. It’s an oil-free formula that’s safe for your entire face.

  • Bonus: Refining Mask

Our rich, deep cleansing mask uses sulfur, a proven acne blemish-
fighting ingredient that reaches deep into the pores, heals existing
blemishes, pampers inflamed skin, and softens and refines the skin’stexture.

Catch this Ongoing PROACTIV Promo!
The Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide.

Merry and stress-free Christmas to you and your family! :)

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