Anyone who’s ever fought a blemish battle knows how harrowing even the tiniest breakout can be. We’ve all gone through the hell of trying to cover it up with makeup, applying every face product we can get our hands on and then eventually just giving up. Well, say goodbye to that skin roller coaster as we give you some great tips to a dreamy and clear complexion. Say hello to smooth, dewy skin!
1. A Rest Day
Dedicate one day a week to switch off from the running around and the stress of daily life. Relax and allow your body to restore. Book a massage, take a warm bath with Epsom salts, take a walk in the park, sleep in – it’ll help refresh not just your skin but also your mind. Remember, stress can cause breakouts because it sends your hormones in a tizzy, so it’s important to take a day off and relax every once in a while.
2. Rub Some Ice
If you wake up to the horror of an angry, red zit just run to your freezer for this quick hack. Rub some ice on it to stop it from growing hideously bigger as well as to reduce redness. You should also rub ice directly onto your face after cleansing to prevent blemishes from popping up and also to refresh and brighten up your complexion.
3. Be Wary Of Liquid Makeup
Makeup-induced pimples can sprout up if you use too much liquid makeup. Liquid foundations, tinted moisturizers and concealers usually contain thick oils that clog the pores. Try not to use liquid makeup very often and don’t apply too much when you do. Make sure to wash your makeup brushes and sponges weekly, look for non-comedogenic products and try mineral powders instead of liquid makeup.Also read: 8 Things Girls Who Have Clear Skin NEVER Do!
4. Avoid The Enemies Of The Skin
Late nights, coffee, cigarettes and alcohol cause maximum damage and come in the way of healthy, clear and radiant skin. So avoid these as much as possible for the sake of your skin!
5. Avoid Digestive Discomfort
Healthy digestion is directly related to a clearer complexion. There are some common culprits that can cause digestive discomfort like dairy, gluten, soy, beans, raw food, fermented food and corn and should be cut down from your diet.
6. You Need A Face Cleansing Brush
Facial cleansing brushes have become super popular in the beauty market because they deeply cleanse your skin, exfoliate dead skin faster and help in collagen production and circulation for tighter, more radiant skin. Use it with a salicylic acid cleanser, start about once or twice a week and then slowly build it up to every day. Try this awesome one by Oriflame.
7. Think About Your Detergent
You’ve never given this much thought right? Detergents, fabric softeners and washing powders contain fragrances that leave a residue on your clothes and sheets to help them smell good. Basically, these blemish-causing chemicals rub onto your skin when you sleep on your sheets, put on your clothes and wipe your face with a towel. To avoid this, stick to fragrance-free detergents, especially if you have sensitive skin.Also read: 7 Rules Of Skincare You MUST Follow In Your 20s!
8. Make A Mask
This is something that can really take your skin from fine to fab. Boost your complexion with a healthy face mask once a week that you can whip up yourself. Using natural ingredients instead of trying a store bought pack is always a better idea. A turmeric and curd pack or a gram flour, honey and milk face mask can seriously give you clearer, smoother and more glowy skin. Learn about some simple homemade face maskshere.
9. Step Up Your Fiber Intake
Like we said, skin impurities are commonly caused due to digestive problems. Increasing your fiber intake can ensure better digestive functioning and will give you a crystal clear complexion from the inside. Avocado, broccoli, nuts, peas, figs, coconuts and berries are amazing sources of fiber that should definitely be added to your diet to transform your skin.Images: Shutterstock