Males or females, everybody wants to have a clear, smooth and flawless skin. Who’s that person that doesn’t want to banish zits forever? No one.
Your skin tells a lot about your health and it’s very important not only for a good first impression but also to feel good with yourself. To achieve this goal you have to follow these 7 simple rules:
1. Keep it clean
The first and most important step to a clear skin is to wash your face. Always clean your makeup before going to bed because it clogs pores and prevent your skin to breathe. Use a gentle cleanser appropriate for your skin type. The cleanser is recommended to contain 2% salicylic acid because it helps the cells to shed rapidly, open pores and neutralizing bacteria in them by allowing the growth of new cells. Be careful about the eye area. It must be treated separately with a specific eye cleanser because the eye area skin is more sensitive compared with other parts.
At least once a week you have to exfoliate your skin. It cleans and removes dead cells on the surface, leaving your skin smooth and radiant. Persons with oily skin should exfoliate more often than those with dry skin. You can choose cosmetic products or you can do your own scrub recipe at home. If after the exfoliation your skin turns red and irritates, probably you should scrub rarely and with gentle products. Remember, less is better than over treating.
3. Don’t pop your zits
We know it’s hard to resist not squeezing them, but try. By popping them you risk to get infection, inflammation, scarring and acne. Instead choose a reliable product that treats blemishes and get your hands off. But if you do, at least disinfect the area with a product that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid that also helps to unclog the pore.
4. Keep it hydrated
Like body needs to be hydrated to work properly, so do skin. Hydrating it helps to keep it healthy and prevent the aging process. If the skin is dry and sensitive, it’s more risked at sun damages or different disorders. Choose a moisturizer and use it everyday after cleansing or a bath. Also drinking plenty of water and eating healthy foods like: vegetables, fruits, nuts or food rich in antioxidants helps your skin hydration.
5. Protect your skin from the sun
The sun exposure can cause brown spots, wrinkles or other skin problems. It also increases the risk of skin cancer. Use a sunscreen with a SPF factor at least 15. It protects you by UVA and UVB sun rays. People overexposed to the sun, feels signs of aging as early as age 35. The skin lose its elasticity and this process once has begun is hard to stop. It’s not true that a deep tan skin is less risked. A deep tan is an indication of skin damage.
Regardless of whether put your sunscreen on and reapply it frequently every 2-hours if you have to stay outside for a long time.
6. Eat healthy
The beauty comes from inside out. Your general health is reflected also by your skin. To be health you have to eat healthy. Eat vegetables, fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals, also food with omega-3 is very important for your skin and also are food with antioxidants. If you really want to have a fresh, clean and glowing skin you have to start from your nourishment.
7. Manage stress
Yes, stress is a harmful factor also for your skin. I’m sure you noticed that when you are stressed you breakout more. That’s why your skin becomes more sensitive and reactive. Keep it in control and try to lower it, your skin will thank you for that.