Are you struggling to keep the blemishes at bay? Or are you having trouble achieving gorgeous, glowing skin? Not to worry! Follow these 10 simple steps to achieve healthy, blemish-free skin.
Wash your face at least once a day with a gentle, moisturizing cleanser. Also, try using a cleansing brush to get deep down in those pores and exfoliate the skin's surface. However, be sure to avoid rough bristles if you're acne-prone.
Use a toner to remove any excess dirt, oil, and cleanser left behind after washing your face. Toner also helps to restore your skin's pH levels and boosts moisture.
Don't skip the moisturizer! Whether your skin is oily or dry, avoiding moisturizer can cause your skin to produce excess oil, leading to breakouts and clogged pores.
Avoid touching your skin unless you're applying skin care products. The bacteria from your hands can spread and can either cause or exacerbating acne. Also, refrain from popping your pimples and instead use a spot treatment.
A topical retinoid serum or cream can prevent clogged pores and boost the effectiveness of acne treatments. For the best results, apply a pea-sized amount every three days.
Don't Skip the Sunscreen
Going out in the sun without protection is a definite no-no, especially if your skin is already acne-prone. The sun's heat and humidity can cause oil glands to become overactive, which can lead to more breakouts. So before going out, liberally apply an oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen.
Nourish Your Skin With Vitamins
Vitamins A, B, C, and E are especially great for the skin. You can either get them from your diet or through topical applications.
Clean Your Phone
Bacteria from your phone can cause acne, so make sure to clean it regularly with a disinfectant wipe. Or just use earphones.
High levels of stress can reduce your skin's elasticity and cause wrinkles as well as premature aging. Try relieving stress by meditating, practicing mindful breathing, or doing yoga.
Get Enough Sleep
The skin repairs itself while you sleep, so get as much rest as possible! As a plus, you won't end up with huge under-eye bags!