Everyone wants to have a clear and smooth face, such that we are willing to spend alot when it comes to this. However, simple lifestyle practices can help do the magic.
When it comes to clear face, pay attention to what you put on it like cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup. Also pay attention to what you don’t like, such as unwanted bacteria from your fingers or dirty brushes and sponges.
Focusing on certain lifestyle factors, like quality sleep, a healthy diet, and stress management, can make a difference to your skin, too.
However, if you’ve tried several types of treatments for your acne and nothing works, make an appointment with a dermatologist. They may prescribe treatments like antibiotics or medications to help clear your skin.
Here are ways to help you get that smooth and clear skin you desire:
1. Wash your face atleast twice a day
Washing your face with clean water regularly can help reduce acne or pimples/spots on your face, as it helps reduce dirt and the number of bacteria that cause this acne.
If you’re prone to breakouts or have oily skin, don’t skimp on washing your face as part of your morning and evening skin care routine.
2. Ensure Your Towels, Bed sheets, Pillow case are clean all the time
Anything that you know would have direct contact with your face such as your pillow, pillow case, bed sheet, handkerchief, towel, etc. Ensure they are clean all the time.
3. Apply a moisturizer
How does a moisturizer help keep your skin clear? Well, if your skin is excessively dry, it may try to compensate for the dryness by overproducing oil.
Like cleansers, moisturizers don’t have to be expensive or filled with fancy ingredients. More importantly, look for a moisturizer that’s noncomedogenic. This means it won’t clog your pores.If you have oily skin, moisturizers labeled “lightweight” may be best to prevent a heavy, greasy feeling.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so, but exfoliation can help remove excess dead skin cells in minutes.
If these cells stay on your skin for too long, they can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Having a buildup of dead cells on your face may also make your skin look dull, flaky, or prematurely aged.
5. Get plenty of sleep
Not getting enough sleep may also cause your skin to break out more often.
To stay healthy both on the inside and out, aim for seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night.
6. Choose makeup that won’t clog your pores
Studies have shown that people who use cosmetics seem to be more likely to have skin breakouts.
To ensure your makeup routine is skin-friendly, be sure to:
– Use products labeled “noncomedogenic” or “oil-free”
– Always wash your hands before applying makeup or skin care products.
– Always remove your makeup before going to sleep or exercising.
– Wash makeup brushes and sponges on a weekly basis.
Makeup can cause its own form of acne that doctors call acne cosmetica. This condition causes small, raised bumps that usually appear on the chin, cheeks, or forehead.
7. Don’t pick at your skin
It’s really, really hard not to pick at a zit (Pimple). But, for the health of your skin, it’s important to resist.
Picking or popping a zit exposes the pore to even more bacteria, including those from your hands. It also increases the risk of infection or scarring.
If you have a pimple that really hurts, see a dermatologist. They can perform specialized treatments to safely get rid of the pimple while also minimizing the risk of infection.
Several studies have shown a connection between stress and acne. If you’re dealing with a stressful event or situation, look for healthy ways to de-stress.
9. Go easy on the sugar
Although there’s limited research on the connection between your diet and your skin, several studies have shown that foods with a high glycemic index may be linked with acne.
To cut back on foods with a high glycemic index try to:
– Limit processed carbs, like white bread and baked goods.
– Cut back on sugary sodas and sweets.
– Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy sources of protein.
– Limit alcohol consumption.
10. Use a mild cleanser
A mild face cleanser without a lot of ingredients and fragrances can work just as well as more expensive options. A face cleanser is used to help remove makeup or dirt from the face.
Culled from Healthline