Healthy Skin without Acne

Healthy Skin without Acne
Healthy Skin without Acne

Keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy is an important part of maintaining an overall sense of wellbeing, and paying careful attention to your skin is a good way to gauge your general health and find out how well you are looking after your body. Having worked in the Spa, Beauty and Hospitality industry for more than 10 years, I have noticed over the course of my career that a common problem for many women is not only pimples on the face, but also on the back, neck and chest.

As well as being unsightly and making us feel self-conscious, pimples can be painful and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are some easy measures to take to prevent and treat pimples which can be incorporated into your lifestyle to help you staying pimple-free.

1: Daily Routine As in all aspects of healthy living, diet and regular exercise will have a positive effect on the health of your skin, and hence will decrease the risk of pimples. A healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables helps the body to increase the levels of natural acne-fighting anti-oxidants. One of the main causes of pimples on the surface of the skin is excess fats within the body which need to be expelled. One of the many benefits of regular exercise is the burning of fats, with less fats on the inside meaning fewer spots on the outside. Vitamin C is vital for healthy skin. It can be found in high doses in oranges, guava and lemons. Alternatively, Vitamin C supplements are readily available. Drinking at least two liters of water per day is a great way to ensure healthy skin.

By staying properly hydrated, your body is able to flush out excess fats and toxins that build up and cause spots. As well as keeping check on what you put into your body, it is important to be careful with what you expose your skin to. For example, many people experience skin irritation because of the detergents they use to wash their clothes, if this is the case try switching to a different brand of detergent. Similarly, it is important to ensure that bed sheets and pillow cases are changed regularly, as these can easily gather dust and dead skin which irritate the skin.

When possible, always wear natural cottons and wellventilated clothes to allow your skin to breathe.

2: Hormone Levels (from the Skincare association Thailand) A medical practitioner or professional skincare specialist can advise on some light hormone medication available to help control and reduce pimples.

3: Treatments Following the treatment of pimples, it is very common to have some “black-spots’” on the surface of the skin. This can cause just as much concern as the original problem. To combat this, try one of my ‘tricks of the trade’ with these natural remedies: Blend half a green apple together with 2 tablespoons of honey and apply to the affected area. Leave for 30 minutes and then shower/wash the area. Do this every 2 days for 4 weeks. Alternatively, slice and ground a red onion and apply to the affected area. Leave for 30 minutes and then shower/wash the area. Do this every 2 days for 4 weeks. At Spa Intercontinental, we have other specialist treatments available to help reduce and prevent pimples. We recommend the 2 hours detoxifying body scrub and body wrap. This treatment is on special offer for THB 4,500 net per person Please contact +66 32 616 999 Ext. Spa.