My skin seemed to calm down a bit. I could actually leave the house without feeling embarrassed by crazy break outs. Fast forward to the present. Excessive acne breakouts seem to be a thing of the past. Nowadays my main concerns are primarily around the elimination of skin discoloration and deep scaring.
Because of the shift in seasons, I notice that my skin is behaving a bit more. There's less congestion in my pores, and it's not as oily as usual. It takes less work to keep clear. Could this be a wonderful side effect of my recent bout of healthy eating? I sure hope so. My first thought was of how I could take it easier on my regimen for the next several months because I probably won't experience another major breakout until 2016.
Immediately, I began to challenge my limited thinking. Instead of sitting back and coasting on my skin care until spring, why not get really aggressive and allocate all of my energy on finally achieving flawless skin? If I won't break out for a few months, then NOW is the time to get aggressive with treating discoloration. This is like invading the enemy camp ground while they're sound asleep. Victory is a sure thing.
So here's the battle plan. The strategy is to focus on deep exfoliation and intense moisture. Ideally, I'd like to complete a series of oxygen facial treatments (once a month or bi-monthly) until spring. Oxygen facials are perfect because they incorporate deep exfoliation and intense moisture at once. I was watching a reality show recently where Naomi Campbell made a guest appearance before a big fashion show. While there she made a single
As soon as I run out of my current cleanser, I'm transitioning to Phace's low pH cleanser. Hopefully this will keep the skin in perfect balance and ward off over drying. Lately, I've started adding a couple drops of pure mandelic acid to my cleanser to test out the impact of daily chemical exfoliation. So far, so good.
Of course winter is the perfect time to step our water drinking game up. Beyond that, I'm committed to making sure I sweat regularly during the cooler months. I completed a second infrared sauna session a couple days ago and I can't wait to go back. The amount of deep cleansing that happens during a sauna session is real. Immediately after the intense sweat, I start scrubbing my skin for dear life. I'm convinced that if I maintain this routine over the winter that my all over body glow will be in full effect by next summer.
So, as you can tell, instead of taking it easy this winter, I plan to go hard. Now is the time to make huge progress and maybe our results will be multiplied because we don't have to work against our over active summer skin. It's just a theory but I'm willing to try it out. If your skin seems to calm down during the winter months, I urge you to take the proactive approach. Instead of easing up on your efforts, multiply them and create and absolute best skin of your life.