Hello my lovely babblejuicers,

I hope that you all are well. But it is a Monday and I have to say that I am feeling quite annoyed. I guess it’s this whole Monday annoyance they call the Monday blues and to top it off, I’ve got some nice pimple cropping up on my face.

However, I am not going to let it get me down, they feed of my frustration, you know.

So I am just going to leave them to the silent treatment, it seems to work for me. Somehow the more attention I give my acne, the worse it gets.

So I am going to share with you lovely people some things you can do if you have acne because I do them too.

  1. Be and stay positive. Don’t beat yourself up or blame yourself. Acne is a very complicated skin issue and it’s not your fault. A lot of factors are at play like genetics and health issues. Both my parents suffered from acne so I felt really helpless. But let’s do something about it okay.
  2. See a good dermatologist. Yes you should, it’s a lot better than taking things in your hands. That’s because acne equals anger and frustration and almost always we translate that into the way we treat it (speaking from experience here). So one needs an objective perspective.
  3. Stick with your regimen or treatment. It really does take time for your skin to respond well to the treatment that you are on. When I fist saw a dermatologist, I didn’t see any results for two months. It really did help to stick to it because it worked.
  4. Get yourself checked for food allergies, hormone imbalances or PCOD. Don’t believe rubbish that acne is caused because of dirty skin. For me it was a bad case of food allergies. I am allergic to gluten, eggs and dairy and it made my skin worse than ever before.
  5. Eat Healthy. Add lots of fruits and veggies to your everyday diet. Even though I have food allergies, I make sure I eat whatever I can eat. Don’t be fussy with the good stuff.
  6. Exercise regularly. It’s a great way to keep your body and skin healthy.
  7. Keep your fingernails as short as you possible can so you can’t pick at your skin. It’s a good idea because It’s the worst thing you can do to your skin really but it’s so tempting. And it’s also difficult to keep long nails clean, you don’t want those germs on your face, do you?
  8. Drink more green tea. It really does help. Aim to drink a litre everyday. Start from today with one cup and drink more as you get used to it. Here are some recipes from me.
  9. Be as gentle with you skin as you can. Acne makes your skin sore and sensitive. Treat it with care, love and respect. That means no rubbing, scrubbing, scratching, picking, prodding or any other ings.
  10. And finally and most importantly, be patient and love yourself because you are more than your skin. This is the biggest challenge for me even today. Even though my skin has come a long way from what it was, acne still gets me down. But the important thing is to not let it rule and control you. You are beautifully and wonderfully made.

So I hope you found this helpful.

And coming up soon is a post on acne don’ts.

If you have some more do’s please add to it in the comments box. I am pretty sure I have missed out on some of them.