5 Steps to Clear Skin

Our desire for a glowing, healthy, blemish-free complexion is only natural.  That’s why we become frustrated when the occasional break-outs occur or our skin irrupts with papules, pustules and blackheads. Don’t despair; you can have healthy skin if you follow our 5 simple steps to clear skin:

 5 Steps To Clear Skin

#1 Keep your skin clean

  •  Wash your skin twice a day, morning and night, with a mild hypoallergenic cleanser. Shower after any strenuous activity or exercise that causes you to sweat.
  • Do not scrub your skin with harsh, abrasive soaps, facial scrubs or synthetic body mitts or brushes. This will only cause break-out and acne to become inflamed and worsen.
  • When you have gently cleansed and washed your skin, rinse it by splashing warm water several times to make sure there is no product residue left behind and gently pat-dry your skin using a soft cotton towel.
  • If your hair tends to be oily, then shampoo daily. If you hair is medium to long in length, avoid wearing a hair-style with hair over your face. Keep it tied back off your face during the day so that oil from your hair doesn’t find its way to your face and cause contamination. Make sure your hair products are non-comedogenic.

 

#2 Shave carefully

  • Shaving can be a problem for men. As far as choosing which type of razor to use (electric or safety), it depends upon which is the easiest and most comfortable to use.  When using safety razors, the short blade should be the only one used on acne-prone skin.  Soften the area to be shaved first with warm water before applying shaving foam.  Shave very carefully and lightly to avoid irritating any blemishes that may be present.

 

#3 Keep your hands off of your face

  • Try to keep your hands and fingers completely off of your face. If you have acne blemishes you run the risk of irritating your skin further.

 

#4 Check your cosmetics

  • Check the labels of your cosmetics to ensure they are hypoallergenic and do not contain oil. If they do, or if they are old, you should replace them.
  • Also clean your make-up brushes regularly. Hot soapy water will remove any build-up, squeeze excess moisture from the bristles and air-dry.

#5 Stay out of the Sun

  • Even if you think tanned skin makes your blemishes look better, beware of exposing your skin to the sun, in addition to the harmful effects of the sun on your skin, such as pre mature aging you put yourself at risk of developing skin cancer. If you are on an acne medication you will get sunburned if you do not wear adequate sun protection.

These common sense tips outlining 5 steps to clear skin are a good start, however everyone’s skin is different and finding the right skin care products for your skin type is as individual as you are.  Now you can discover your unique Skin Type by taking our Skin Type Quiz.

It’s quick and fun to do Plus you will unlock YOUR Quiz Results, skin care product recommendations, personal skin care routine and your skin health confidence potential!

 

 

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