7 Beauty Tips That Will Keep Your Skin Clear
You know that old saying about “putting your best foot forward?” Well no offense to the foot, but when it comes to really making a great impression, your face is your most important and visible asset.
Ensure your complexion stays perfect with these seven beauty techniques to keep your skin clear:
1. Use the right products for your skin type.
There are a variety of different skin types (such as oily, dry and combination skin), with hundreds of products specifically created for each one, so it is important to make sure you are using the right type of products for your skin type. If you are not sure what your skin type is, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist and ask them to do a skin assessment for you. A dermatologist can also help point out other treatable skin qualities, such as redness, acne and signs of aging, and point you in the right direction.
2. Cleanse your skin regularly, but don’t over-wash.
Once you find the proper skin products for you, be sure to use them, but only the recommended amount. One of the worst things you can do for your skin, especially if you are suffering from acne or inflammation, is over-wash it. You may think you are helping your skin by cleansing it more frequently, but over-washing your skin can actually strip it of essential oils, make you more susceptible to germs and bacteria, and lead to dryness and rashes. Avoid this common face-washing mistake and limit yourself to 1-3 washes daily.
3. Remove makeup – every time you wear it.
One of the worst and most easily avoidable skin habits is not removing makeup before you go to bed. After a night out on the town, washing your face and removing all traces of makeup may be the last thing you feel like doing, but it is well worth it. An easy solution here is using micellar water and a cotton ball to quickly and easily remove makeup before getting your beauty rest.
4. Exfoliate sparingly.
Another common skincare mistake is exfoliating too frequently. Exfoliating scrubs are attractive because their course nature makes us feel like they are really working and removing impurities from our skin. But similar to over-washing, over-exfoliating can actually do more harm then good. Your skin is much more delicate than you probably realize, so limit exfoliation to 1-3 times a week.
5. Keep your hands away from your face.
Your hands are on the frontlines of all the foreign surfaces that you come into contact with on a day-to-day basis, so wash them frequently and try to keep them off your face to limit germ exposure and potential for breakouts.
6. Invest in professional skincare.
To really keep your skin in top shape, aim to meet with an aesthetician for facial treatments every 6-8 weeks, or as frequently as you can afford. Some of the most popular treatments out there are simple facials, facial massage, extractions, light to heavy peels, dermaplaning and HydraFacials.
7. Be aware of what you put into your body.
One of the most important influencers on the health of your skin is what you fuel your body with. If you constantly eat junk food and neglect your vitamin and nutrient intake, chances are your skin is going to suffer. Further, if you are a heavy drinker or smoker, your skin will bear a large portion of the damage you are doing to your body. If you need help cutting out these habits to save your skin, there are treatment options available for you to find help.
Clear skin can boost confidence and help you feel like you can take on the world. Follow these tips to improve your complexion, starting today.