Monday, 5 March 2012

Tips for Clear Skin!

Hey Everyone!

Today's post will be all about tips to achieve what everyone seems to desire- clear skin! I myself am always on the hunt for new promising products and tips. Hopefully these will help you achieve clear skin without breaking the bank!

1. Water, water, water
It's the oldest trick in the book. Drink water and lots of it. This tip caters for all skin types. The reason your body needs water is because it's made up of about 70% water. Your body needs to stay hydrated to function properly. If your skin is dry it can be due to lack of hydration. If your skin is oily it can often be a response to dehydration also. Water will prevent breakouts also by washing toxins out of the body.
Something that helps me to drink lots of water is by bringing water with my everywhere. Keep it on your desk when working, with you when watching TV etcetera. You'll end up drinking it without even realising!

2. Moisturize
This is for the same reasons as above. Try oil-free formulas if you're worried about clogging up your pores. I recommend Cleanstart by Dermalogica's Welcome Matte SPF15.

3. Remove your Makeup!
This may seems obvious but remove your makeup every single night. Sleeping with makeup on will just clog up your pores, causing breakouts. I would personally recommend removing makeup and then washing your face, as in two separate steps. This is just so that you can get a better cleanse. A lotion formula would work well for dry/sensitive skin. For oily wipes may work. It depends on your preference. I would recommend the Simple Cleansing Lotion or Soap and Glory face wipes. Available here.

4. Exfoliate
Yes, this even applies to you sensitive gals! Exfoliating helps get rid of dead skin cells which clog up pores. Don't overdo it though as that will irritate the skin. Around 2-3 times a week is enough. An exfoliator that is great for sensitive skin is the Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. It's very mild but still leaves your skin silky smooth.

5. Establish a Routine
Your skin needs a routine so don't vary it up too much. Once you find something that works, stick to it! It's always fun to try new products but try to have a routine you stick to all the time also as well as incorporating new products into that routine.

Hope you guys enjoy the post and let me know your skin tips in the comments below!


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