Bella Thorne is encouraging youngsters to not be ashamed of bad skin days – as a study suggests spots decrease women’s self esteem.
The 20-year-old actress regularly takes to Instagram to post photos of facial blemishes and breakouts in a bid to show her fans that celebrities are no exception.
Earlier last month, she posted a barefaced snap with a caption expressing her delight over her improved skin.
This comes as a study, which was commissioned by Sanex Zero%, revealed that 61 per cent of women admit their mental wellbeing is affected by bad skin days.
But it does not stop there.
‘Bad’ skin causes 25% of women to cancel a date, one fifth to avoid seeing friends, and 40% to be ‘too ashamed’ to snap a selfie.
Spots, dryness, and wrinkles were the most common skin troubles – while 30 per cent said they had stretch marks or cellulite.
Not drinking enough water, sun exposure and an unbalanced diet were just some of the reasons given for bad skin days.
And aside from the face, the hands, neck and legs were listed as the areas of most concern.
Maintaining healthy looking skin can be difficult – but these simple tips can help to make it a little easier.
1. Ditch pointless chemicals
Some products use chemicals that are purely irritants and lack benefits. Choose your products wisely.
2. Opt for healthy fats
Achieving a balanced diet is imperative – select healthy fats to improve cell function. Some of the best foods to try are avocadoes, nuts, fish and seeds.
Some form of exercise each day will enhance circulation – this could be anything from a light jog to a dog walk. This movement of muscle will increase endorphin levels and improve blood flow.
4. Sleep better
Sleep deprivation helps to highlight signs of ageing so make sure you are getting enough of it. Switch off all technology around an hour before shutting your eyes – you will be grateful for the difference.
5. Cut down on sugar
Too much sugar can lead to a number of skin conditions, from acne to dry skin. Keep a close watch of sugar levels and be sure to not go overboard with sweet foods.
6. Cut the caffeine
Too much caffeine contributes to the build up of toxins, which can negatively affect the appearance of your skin – causing problems such as redness, dry skin and sensitivity.
7. Expand your skincare regime
Remember, the skin is the largest organ – so a rounded skincare regime is important.
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• The poll of 2,000 women was commissioned by Sanex Zero%.