Originally Answered: How do some girls have perfect skin? What’s the trick? All girls 13-19 plz answer?
1 How old are you? How old were you when you started breaking out?
I’m 17, and I’ve never had a breakout. *Knocks on wood*
2 Is your skin always clear, do you get zits sometimes, or do you almost always have a breakout?
I’ve been fortunate to always have very clear skin.
3 What face wash do you use? How often?Where do you buy it?
I wash my face with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil in the morning and at night. You can find it at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or at: http://www.veganstore.com/index.html?sto...
I also wear SPF 30 every day.
4 Do you use face masks or scrubs or anything? What kind? How often?
I use Earth Science Gentle Apricot Scrub twice a week, and Ecco Bella’s Dark Chocolate Face Mask once a week. You can also find both of them at Whole Foods or at: http://www.veganstore.com/084.html and http://www.eccobella.com/product_info.ph...
5 What brand make up do you wear? What do you wear (foundation, concealor?, ect)
I rarely wear makeup, but when I’m getting glammed up I use Urban Decay’s vegan Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup and concealor, eyeshadow, blush and mascara and lipgloss.
6 How much makeup do you wear?
Except for special events, I never wear makeup during the week. I just can’t be bothered with it in the morning.
7 What spot treatments do you use?
I’ve never had the need to use one, but concentrated tea tree oil is supposed to be an excellent treatment. I've heard the ProActive is too harsh.
8 Do you eat junk food or healthy?
I am a vegan and strive to eat very healthily. I eat antioxidant-rich fruit like blueberries, strawberries, rasberries or blackberries and have pomegranate juice every day. I also avoid greasy and processed food. Most importantly, I drink tons of water throughout the day which flushes out toxins and helps to keep my skin clear.
One of my best friend’s dad is an acclaimed dermatologist, and he said that dairy is a leading culprit for acne in many people, and especially in girls and women, because of the hormones in them (cows have hormones too) that overstimulates human oil producing glands. If you consume a lot of dairy, you might want to start cutting back and eventually eliminating it for a while and see what happens. Personally, I think Organic Vanilla Soy Milk tastes much better than dairy milk anyway, and there are many soy cheeses and yogurt. He also said that a common mistake many people make is overwashing their face or using products that are too harsh; both will strip your face of the oil it needs and force your glands to then produce more to compensate. It’s best to use a gentle daily face wash (Cetaphil, Purpose, Kiehls, and Desert Essence all are great) and pat your face dry (don’t rub) with a clean washcloth. Only use a face scrub a couple times a week, and a mask just once a week or so. If you regularly wear makeup, wash your brushes and sponges frequently. Also carry antibacterial handwipes in your bag and wipe off your phone if you hold it up to your face rather than using your Bluetooth. Wash your sheets at least once a week, your pillow case twice a week if possible. Use fragrance-free detergent for sensitive skin.
Most importantly, keep your chin up. Nothing is more beautiful than confidence. : )
You're welcome. : )