1 Jun 2016

How To Get Clear Skin

Now... I am not saying that my skin is perfect and I never get blemishes or spots, but I know that there are a few things you can do to get healthier skin. I have very sensitive skin and little things can irritate it so much. Here are my top 10 tips for getting clear skin. 

Cleanse your skin regularly.
I swear by one particular facial wash because I have used it for a while and it works so well with my skin. The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash is great for an everyday face wash. The seaweed ingredient is great for balancing the oils in the skin, which means you are less likely to get blemishes from oily skin. Also, it is very refreshing and makes your skin feel amazing! 

Exfoliating is important too.
Every so often you should exfoliate your face. It gets all the dirt and impurities out that can be built up from make-up, products and other random things that get in contact with your skin. Deep cleaning your face with a facial scrub is healthy and encourages smoother looking skin. My favourite scrub that I have used for years is the St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub. It also comes in a gentle formula for daily use, if you wish.

Wash your hands whenever you can.
Everything you touch is germy. Money, the traffic light button and even your work desk. Carry hand sanitizer or make a habit of washing your hands often. 

Change your pillowcases often.
Whenever I get a spot I change my pillowcase first. I do this first because anything I do to get rid of the spot afterwards may be useless if the thing that caused it is what I sleep on every night. I change mine almost every two weeks - call me crazy, if you will!

Avoid oil in foods.
Takeaways, fried food and greasy meals can cause spots. Unhealthy diets cause all sorts of things so I'd recommend keeping oil levels low when cooking your food. Try roasting or making an oven dish instead.

Stick to the same skincare routine
Changing up your routine can make your skin freak out and break out. I pretty much use the same products for my skincare regime everyday. When I do decide that I want to try something new I try it out and obviously stop if I notice a bad reaction. 

Moisturise your face.
I think I apply cream to my face at least 2-3 times a day. Once as soon as I am up, again before (and if) I apply make-up, once I remove my make-up and just before I get into bed. I think the key is to have a non-greasy cream. I love the Nivea cream because it is so foolproof and has never given me any issues. 

Oils are not the enemy.
Facial oils are all the rage right now. There are so many for different purposes. To avoid dry patches on your skin, apply a facial oil. You will definitely have to find one that is compatible with your skin type and what you are trying to combat. I usually get dry skin is random areas and applying an oil before bed always helps. I highly recommend The Body Shop Overnight Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil for extremely dry skin because it is gentle and actually works!

Clean your make up brushes
When you really think about it, using your make-up brushes often will make your brushes gross. You have to spot clean them whenever you use them and deep clean them at least once a month. Obviously this depends on how much you use them but I highly recommend doing this. My favourite spot cleaner is this one by B. Makeup.

Stay hydrated.
This one is the most important thing you can do. If you were to take away one tip from this post, it's this one! Water intake is very important for your general health and wellbeing. By drinking water often you will notice a big difference in the appearance of your skin - believe me.

And there we have it.. my advice for healthy and clear looking skin. 
What tips do you swear by?

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