Get Gorgeous/ Skin
Kristin Booker • November 30, 2012

Dedicated Post: Is Your Skin Freaking Out? How To Identify Skin Triggers

Even though this post is brought to you as part of my partnership as a Brand Ambassador for Simple Skincare, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are strictly my own.

It’s the end of the year and that can mean all sorts of triggers for breakouts. I know how this feels. It’s almost as if you’re just rolling along when suddenly it’s like, STRESS! HOLIDAY PARTIES! WORK! FAMILY OBLIGATIONS! TRAVEL!

And, you know, the result – other than a severe lack of sleep and some nasty teeth grinding – is that your skin freaks out on you. It can be a little freak out, like a little zit or some redness, or a five-alarm freakout where your face looks like the aftermath of small natural disaster. Either way, you’ve got to handle that situation, like, right now.

Over the year as part of my relationship with Simple Skincare, I’ve tried to give you some really great advice on how to help these skincare maladies, but when it comes to recognizing and handling the triggers that can cause your sensitive skin to go all Justin-Bieber-concert-crazy on you, I think it’s time to call in the experts. This video below is from Simple’s skincare expert, Dr. Jennifer Segal (seen above in that snappy little headshot there.) Check out her advice on how to watch for skin triggers and how to avoid them if at all possible and/or handle them once they strike.

Because at the end of the day, it’s about being kind to your skin and doing what’s best for yourself. I know that for me, my skin is the best barometer of my lifestyle choices. If it’s dull, I’m not eating well. If I get redness or breakouts, I’m either stressed out or I’m out of balance in some way. Listen to your body and give it what it needs. It doesn’t lie.

Be kind to your skin…and to yourself. Taking care of yourself – and your skin – is important to just feeling really good about who you are. Know your triggers and take care of them. It’s part of living well…and it’s just that simple.

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