Signs Your Skin Is Unbalanced

When it comes to skin care, it seems we are constantly striving for balance — hydrated, even, clear radiant skin.

When anything disrupts that balance, the result is skin that's sensitive, dry, rough, irritated, redness, has eczema, rosacea, spots and acne.

Balanced skin should look great with or without makeup. It has glow, consist in color, tone, reflects light evenly and is smooth.

Here are some of the biggest signs your skin is unbalanced and how to fix it.

Rough and Dry Texture

If your skin feels rough to the touch, that's a clear sign it's unbalanced.

Rough skin texture can also show signs of inflammation, uneven color or dry patches - another sign of skin being unbalanced.

As we age, the cellular turnover process slows down, exfoliating and removing dead skin cells is important to keep the systems functioning properly.

Our cells are mostly made up of water. If they are lacking or deficient, they start to shrink and lose their vibrancy.

It’s important to be hydrated and to use products like hyaluronic acid, which will bind to the cells preventing cellular water loss and restoring the healthy look and glow of a balanced complexion.

Hyaluronic acid also plumps up the skin for a hydrated, youthful look.

Gentle exfoliators, such as French Girl Organics Facial Polish, can be used weekly, and Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Exfoliating Face Scrub or St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub , can be used several times a week to help get rid of dead cell buildup.

Exfoliating should be done once or twice a week and be careful not to over-exfoliate, which can also lead to unbalanced skin. Gently exfoliating the skin will give optimal results.

Apply a moisturizing serum or Hyaluronic acid, followed by a cream, every morning and evening will help with skin dehydration.

Dull and Washed out Complexion

A lack of nutrients to feed the skin and a lack of sleep can contribute to the dull, sallow look.

Long periods of rest help oxygenation and blood flow, so being sleep deprived can also contribute to a more sallow, dull complexion.

Fueling the body from the inside out by eating a diet that's low in sugar and low in processed foods but rich in lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids can help bring the glow back and make sure to get nightly beauty rest.

Oily Skin and Large Pores

Enlarged pores, oily skin and consistent breakouts are all signs that your skin is unbalanced.
Oily skin and ongoing breakouts may actually be a lack of moisture.

When the skin produces excess oil, the excess oil fills pores, which makes the pore appear deeper and wider. When that oil mixes with dirt and bacteria, acne breakouts occur.

Wash the face daily with a gentle moisturizing cleanser and gently exfoliate any dead skin, dirt and debris on a weekly basis.

Washing your skin in the evening and rinsing with water in the morning will allow the skin's natural oils to moisturize without going into overdrive.

Here is a blog post on using Essential Oils for Acne, it also has some great tips on Spot Treating!

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