Have you been taking proper care of your skin or are you tensed about having a clear skin on the upcoming marriage, school event, an office annual conference? No one wants to go out with marks, scars, breakouts, zits, dark circles, puffy eyes and a dull face. Women have been desiring clear and perfect skin since a long time but how often is it possible to visit a dermatologist? Maintaining a clear, healthy, blemish-free skin requires good attention and care. It is not something which happens overnight. You need to inculcate good habits to achieve a clear skin and maintain it.
All want to know that woman with the perfect clear skin, no acne, no blemishes and full of glow. But have we really seen such a woman. May be one or two of them in our vicinity who really take very good care to have a clear skin. Let us spill the beans of such women who have a clear skin and first take a look at some of the most common bad habits followed by us:
Bad skin habits that need to be avoided:
- Skipping sunscreen
- Having too much caffeine, alcohol, salt, sugar
- Over cleansing your skin
- Washing face with lukewarm water
- Sharing makeup
- Staying up late
- Using the phone a lot
- Living a stressed life
Break the above bad skin habits and enjoy the healthy glow of clear skin with the following tips that you can do right at home:
TIP #1: WASH YOUR FACE
In this fast paced world, we travel a lot in pollution, heat and accumulate heat and dirt during the day. While travelling carry wet face wipes to clean your face. But the best habit is to wash your face to get rid of toxins and sweat. Always remember to wash your face in the morning when you get up and also before going to bed to help getting a clear skin.
TIP #2: DO NOT POP PIMPLES
Popping pimples leaves scares or leads to chances of more breakouts. It is irresistible to stop yourself from breaking it or itching but it can harm your skin and lead to infection. Do not try to zap the pimple or hide it with a foundation cream. This will worsen the affected area.
TIP #3: REMOVE MAKE UP BEFORE SLEEPING
Using too much makeup 24×7 harms your skin and does not let it breathe. The biggest mistake is leaving makeup on your skin overnight. It clogs the skin pores and does not give you a clear skin. It is always advisable to keep makeup wipes to clean out makeup after a party or any function.
TIP #4: GET BEAUTY SLEEP
‘Sleeping Beauty’ got her prince charming that way! You can get your dream of a clear skin with getting adequate sleep. Sleep is the best equalizer because when we lye flat, the body restores a balance of blood flow but when we do not sleep well the skin loses its natural charm and glow. A good nigh sleep gives you an improved skin tone, less pigmentation; reduced dark circles and fixes damaged tissues.
TIP #5: WASH PILLOW CASE REGULARLY
Skin gets infected to not only human touch but also due to any materials that contact our skin. While sleeping with your head on the pillow, our face touches the pillow when we move. They must be washed regularly so that any oil or dirt does not touch the skin and lead to breakouts. Pillow covers made up of natural fabrics like cotton must be used.
TIP #6: EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Exfoliating is the best way to have a clear skin and keep it soft. It kills dead skin cells and speeds up regeneration of new cells. Exfoliating gets rid of dry skin and makes the skin soft, smooth and gives it a radiant shine. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines too.
TIP #7: EAT RIGHT
Feed your skin with the right amount of nutrients to have a clear skin, which is soft, supple and blemish-free. Nourishment starts from within, so take the best food, which includes protein, vitamins, minerals, zinc, fiber, and omega 3 foods for clear skin. Digestion problems can lead to skin impurities, so eat what suits your stomach. Avoid processed food, too much caffeine, chocolate, salt etc.
TIP #8: DRINK LOADS OF WATER
It is very important to keep your body hydrated from outside as well as inside. Water makes a big difference to your body; it increases energy levels, regulates body temperature and helps in hydrating skin cells. Dehydration leads to a dull and dry skin lacking its shine and even develops rashes and burns on the body. It is very important for one to intake at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to have a clear skin, and also detox your body keeping it fresh and shiny at all times.
TIP #9: EXERCISE REGULARLY
Exercising your body not only keeps your mind calm but also keeps your skin healthy and gives you a clear skin. Working out stimulates blood circulation, removes toxins from the skin and opens pores, which reduces acne formation and gives you a clear skin. Sweating out is as good as going to the spa and getting a mini facial!
Follow the science of skin; try these natural ingredients available in your kitchen for obtaining a clear skin:
- Baking soda
- Egg White
- Aloe vera
- Neem water
Understand your skin type and treat your skin accordingly. Try to follow a cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine daily. You need to bring in the change from within to reap the benefits for a long lasting time. So, don’t spend a fortune on cosmetics, follow the above expert tips, beauty regime and make a change to your current lifestyle. Not only will the home remedies give you a clear skin, which is spotless, but will also make you shine in the crowd with that radiant glow!