A fresh, blemish-free complexion is every girl’s dream and we all know someone who maintains great skin care habits and gives us major goals. Take a leaf out of their flawless skin book and stay away from a few things. Here are some things that girls with clear skin never do these! Read on to become a pro at maintaining a blemish-free, smooth complexion.
1. They Don’t Shy Away From DIYs
Whipping up a skin-boosting mask in your kitchen doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Fresh avocado spread on your skin for 10 minutes is an instant hydrator, turmeric and curd can brighten and rejuvenate your skin, strawberries and honey make a simple antioxidant mask. Experiment with quick DIY face masks on the weekends to give your skin some extra TLC and for noticeable results.
2. They Never Let A Blemish Get Out Of Control
It’s a great idea to take control the second you notice a blemish forming. Immediately cleanse the area and then use a toner and a spot treatment cream on it. Any over the counter benzoyl peroxide cream can help dry out the zit and prevent it from growing bigger and redder. And of course, keep your hands off your face and never pick at your skin, because that will definitely cause full-blown break outs. This way, you will never have to deal with angry, red pimples.
Also read: 8 Acne Myths That Stand Between You And Clear Skin!
3. They Never Mess Up Their Skin Routine
Once you find a ritual that works for your skin and helps it look good, it’s really important to stick to it. A cleanser + moisturizer + serum + eye cream routine, for example, can be great for your skin. It will help it stay hydrated and supple if followed regularly. It’s important not to slack off if you want to see results. Dedication is key to fabulous skin.
4. They Don’t Use Harsh Products
It’s important to be picky about what you put on your skin. Avoid using anything that is too harsh, as that can strip the skin of moisture and cause a breakout. Stick to trusted brands, always do a patch test first and if your skin feels tight or dry after cleansing, rethink your products. It’s always a better idea to stick to natural products as they are gentler on your skin. Brands like Bioderma, Forest Essentials, Khadi, Kama Ayurveda and The Body Shop have amazing products for all your skin concerns and use natural ingredients.
5. They Are Never Dehydrated
We’ve all heard it but how many of you really down a few liters of water every single day? Being hydrated from the inside is one of the most important steps to a healthy, clear complexion. No matter what products you apply, you need to drink up for flake-free, radiant skin.
6. They Don’t Ignore The Magic Of An Antioxidant Serum
These little potions can really work wonders for your skin. They fight free radicals, contain vitamins that help repair and rejuvenate skin and provide deeper hydration. If you use it under your sunscreen, your skin is more likely to repair UV damage. You definitely need a serum if you feel like your dull skin really needs a boost but you have no idea what to do. We like L’Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Deep Boosting Essence (Rs. 685). Use it twice a day for younger-looking, radiant skin.
Also read: 7 Rules Of Skincare You MUST Follow In Your 20s!
7. They Never Binge On Food That Triggers Acne
Of course, treating yourself to the occasional burger and fries is totally okay, but if you’re loading up on sugar and processed foods regularly, then it’s definitely playing a negative role on your skin. Sugar, wheat and dairy are hard to digest, which can lead to breakouts no matter what your age! Cut out junk food, go easy on the pasta and cakes and incorporate as many veggies as you can in your meals to help digestion and keep your skin clear and bright.
8. They Don’t Ignore Their Dermatologist
Visiting a dermatologist is a must to ensure that you’re caring for your skin correctly and addressing your problems properly. If you have problematic skin, then regular visits will definitely help. Otherwise, visiting once in a while just to ensure that your skin is healthy and to receive guidance on how to keep it that way is enough.
Published on Jul 14, 2016