We all have bad skin days every now and then. Luckily, with just a few tweaks in your beauty regimen, you can easily remedy your troublesome skin and get it back on the right track. This article contains seven simple tips for clear skin face. Which of the following do you abide by?
1. Avoid using chemical products on your skin
While it is incredibly tempting to just buy chemical products for your skin or even to reach for chemical peels and ingredients such as salicylic acid to help clear your problematic skin, the truth is you are causing even more damage to your skin. Many chemical-based skin products mainly contain harmful ingredients. As a result, they can end up excessively drying out your skin or even causing your skin problems to worsen. When it comes to skincare, remember that the gentler approach is always best. For example, when fighting acne, always go for natural products. Look out for natural spot-fighting ingredients like tea tree oil or manuka honey. I am particularly fond of skin care products with manuka honey. This is because manuka honey not only has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to fight spots, it also has the ability to reduce the scarring and marks left by acne or spots.
2. Use spot-fighting makeup
We all know what it’s like to have a bad skin day. We have all had those days when our face looks and feels more pimply than usual. While it may be tempting to hide behind layers of makeup, you should remember that makeup may end up aggravating your skin’s condition even more. So, before you reach for that concealer to hide away your spots, check to see if it is the kind that clogs up pores. For confidence-boosting coverage that won’t lead to even more skin problems, opt for non-comedogenic. This type of makeup is light and airy and does not clog your skin pores. Also, if you want something with even stronger spot-fighting powers, reach for makeup that contains Zinc Oxide. This type of makeup is useful when it comes to fighting acne-causing bacteria.
3. Drink some spearmint tea
Often, acne is caused by hormones known as androgens. Aside from causing acne, these hormones can over-stimulate your sebaceous glands resulting in the extremely oily skin. This, in turn, may lead to blocked pores and eventually, the unsightly spots we all hate. Luckily, you can easily counteract these effects in several ways. Although many women opt for oral contraceptives to control their acne, there is a more organic and more straightforward treatment for this- spearmint tea. According to research, spearmint tea has the same anti-androgen properties. By merely sipping this tea on a regular basis, you can easily reduce your acne. This tea has also been observed to regulate hormone imbalances in women.
4. Reduce your skin’s contact with bacteria
Every day, your skin comes into contact with bacteria roughly a few hundred times. This constant contact with dirt and germs can easily result in acne. The first step in fighting your acne is by realizing when and how your skin comes into contact with these acne-causing germs in the first place. For example, when you are asleep, and your head is resting on your pillow. Your pillow comes into contact with your makeup, skin oils and even saliva. Eventually, all these contribute to making your pillow a breeding for the germs and bacteria that worsen your acne. Your skin also gets in contact with germs and bacteria through unwashed makeup brushes. Therefore, it is vital that you make sure to wash your makeup brushes every two weeks or so. Another simple way of keeping your face bacteria free is by avoiding touching your face with your hands. Also, regularly cleaning your phone with antibacterial wipes will significantly reduce how much your skin comes into contact with harmful bacteria.
5. Cleanse your skin properly
A good cleansing regimen is essential for clear skin especially if you suffer from the oily or acne-prone skin. However, you need to be careful about how often you cleanse your face. Cleansing your skin too frequently can dry out your skin. Likewise, you may end up causing your skin to become flaky which in turn lead to clogged pores. Over cleansing, your skin may also cause it to produce more oils to compensate for all the lost moisture resulting in oily skin.
6. Watch what you eat
This one is rather quite obvious. When you eat a balanced, healthy diet with plenty of nutrients and antioxidants, you will find yourself with beautiful glowing skin. On the other hand, there are certain foods you need to avoid like the plague if you want clear skin. For example, cut back on fatty foods that do no good to your skin. When it comes to diet, the conversation is never complete without water. Drink plenty of water on a daily basis and watch your skin transform itself. It is just as simple as that.
7. Just chill-out
According to a recent research published in the journal Archives of Dermatology, high-stress levels can significantly worsen acne. This is because stress stimulates the production of hormones which in turn stimulate oil production from the sebaceous glands. Stress also leads to the release of body chemicals which lead to inflammation of the skin. If you want to maintain clear skin that is also spot-free, consider finding ways to decompress from stress. You can take up healthy activities such as exercise, meditation or even self-pampering. Avoid stressors in your immediate environment as they may aggravate your skin’s problems. Finally, there is no definite way on how to get glowing skin. It all depends on what works for your skin type. Therefore, the first step to attaining clear skin is understanding the characteristics of your skin. Is your skin the oily or dry type? Is your skin sensitive or can you use any product on it? Understanding this will help you craft the perfect regimen for your skin.