If there is something a mass of the population would want, it is clear skin. Many individuals spend time and money ensuring that their skin is as clear as crystal by purchasing various skincare and cosmetic products and practising home remedies. Besides that, there are some rudimentary tips every person should follow to ensure their skin is the desired texture and complexion.
- Wash your face twice a day (or more
Depending on the type of skin you have, you should be regularly washing your face to ensure that no dirt accumulates and causes breakouts. People prone to breakouts or oily skin should wash their faces moderately and apply a moisturiser that best suits them.
2. Do not pick on your skin
As difficult as this seems, avoid picking your skin. Picking your skin causes more harm than good. Popping a pimple exposes the pores to more bacteria. It also increases the probability of infection or scarring.
3. Visit a dermatologist
Without the help of a registered professional, one cannot find out the best regimes and routines to get rid of problematic skin. Dermatologists can determine which skin type you have and suggest the best cleansers and moisturizers for your skin type. Depending on the acne one has, a dermatologist can suggest an acne-fighting product with either retinol, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
4. Be gentle with your skin
Although exfoliation is known to remove dead skin cells, scrubbing the skin too hard with abrasive ingredients can leave the skin drier and more prone to breakouts. Avoid harsh scrubs or washing material. Always be gentle.
5. Change your pillowcase
Not changing your pillowcase enough can also cause skin problems. Even if one follows a regular skin routine, pillowcases carry sweat and dirt and build-up from your night products. It is advisable to change your pillowcase every second week.
6. Wear sunscreen
There are now sunscreens for every skin type. Sunscreen for acne-prone skin can give you a mattifying effect and can help avoid breakouts. Sunscreen does not only prevent the skin from sunburn but also promotes more even-toned skin.
When it comes to clear skin, pay attention to what you put on your face and what you should not. Focusing on certain lifestyle factors, like quality sleep, a healthy diet, and stress management, can make a difference to your skin, too. If nothing seems to be working, be sure to book an appointment with your dermatologist. Rome was not built in one day. Be sure to have patience and the results you are longing for shall occur.
Written By: Etuhole Mweuta