Tips for Clear, Clearer & Clearest Skin
How to get a clear skin? This question has popped up into every girl’s mind at least once, if not several times. Well, clear skin is no miracle and it comes with some very simple skin care practices. Here are 9 tips that will come in handy for those who want a clear skin.
Keep clean: While your makeup may do a good job of hiding zits, it also traps free radicals against your skin. Washing the face in the morning, night, and after the gym with a cleanser that contains up to 2 percent salicylic acid is a good idea. Exfoliate your skin regularly with a good facial scrub to get rid of dead skin cells and impurities that clog up the skin.
No Popping: Popping your pimples will only result in inflammation, scarring, and yes, more acne. When you squeeze hard, the dirt from your nails cause further infection and more zits can pop up.
Stick to basics: There are particular ingredients that have verified themselves in clinical trials like benzoyl peroxide or glycolic or salicylic acid for acne: use them. They need at least six weeks to work. If the situation has not improved by week six, the product won’t ever work for you. You may want to see a dermatologist, though prescription products may offer primary relief.
Treat Early: While “spot-treating” your pimple can reduce its duration by one to two days, the real goal is a flawless complexion—and early involvement is important. You have to stop acne from forming, and that means treating skin that’s prone to pimples even if none are present. So use acne products over your face.
Natural cleansers: Facial cleansers with too many harsh ingredients can be harmful to your skin. Using natural, organic cleansers can help your skin by clearing it up faster and can be more effective than unnatural ones.
Change your diet: Add lots of fruits, nuts, seeds, beans etc to your diet. Eating healthy along with taking in the right vitamins can work miracles for your skin. Try going vegetarian for a week to see what it does for you. The results can be startling! Avoid meat, fish, eggs, fried foods, white flour and white sugar products, coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, like contraceptive drugs.
Drinking three cups per day of organic red clover tea as a natural blood purifier can help your acne clear up. Besides purifying the blood, there is dietary advice one can follow that can facilitate a quick recovery from acne outbreaks. Eat a diet high in Vitamins A, B-complex, and C or if need be, take daily supplements of these vitamins. Water cleanses your body, and helps to eliminate toxins. It also hydrates you and flushes dirt and oils out of your skin. Drink lots of water.
Wear less makeup: Wearing too much makeup may damage your skin in future. Chances are people don’t notice skin breakouts when they first see you. If you have to wear makeup, use natural and mineral makeup only. Be religious about taking it off as sleeping with makeup on can cause clogged pores and acne.
Don’t stay in the sun for too long: Try not going in the sun for long periods between morning to afternoon time, till about 2pm. That is when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Sunlight on your skin may be a great source of vitamin D but can also lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Use natural sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
Exercise: Exercise around 15 minutes a day. Exercising properly can make your skin glow. Wash your face afterwards as sweat and dirt can clog your pores.
Now that you know what it takes to get a clear skin, wait no more. Start your clear skin regimen today and stick to it for a clear, clearer and clearest skin!