Many of us struggle to maintain & get clear skin. The ways for achieving clear skin will differ depending on the individual's skin type. If you suffer from acne or blemishes you might have dry, oily, or a combination of the two skin types.
You might have tried numerous skin care tips but saw no results but don’t worry you are in the right place. In today’s blog we will dive deep in and learn the art of getting & maintaining clear skin.
Pro-tip: If you are unsure about your skincare routine, then take this quiz to get a personalized skincare routine from the experts.
- Don't touch the PIMPLE.
A pimple is a collection of trapped oil, sebum, and bacteria. It also indicates that the body's natural healing mechanism is in action. Popping the pimple interferes with the healing process. When you pop a pimple, the released liquids expose the surrounding skin to similar bacteria, increasing the possibility of new pimples. The exposed pimple could also result in permanent scarring. Avoid popping pimples whenever possible. Keep the area clean if they drain.
- Keep your face clean.
Your skincare can break out due to unhygienic conditions too. Wash your face twice a day and especially after a sweating activity like a workout. We know it's hard but keep your hands off your face because your hands carry a lot of bacteria.
Keeping the face moisturized can help control sebum production and protect the skin from environmental damage.
- Never skip SPF.
The ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun cause skin damage. Wearing sunscreen whenever you are outside can help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.
- Choose gentle products.
People who require extra skin care will generally respond better to gentle products that are less likely to irritate the skin. The following products commonly irritate sensitive skin:
There are gentle, hypoallergenic versions of these products available. However, before applying any product to a larger skin area, it is still important to test a small area for reactions.
- Avoid using hot water.
Showering, bathing, or washing your face with hot water can cause the skin to dry out and can even damage the veins.
- Stay hydrated.
Water is required by all cells in the body. Because skin cells are the closest to the environment, they may be more vulnerable to moisture loss. Drinking water throughout the day may help in the health of skin cells.
- Change your lifestyle.
Although the evidence is mostly anecdotal, some lifestyle changes do help. Consider the following lifestyle changes:
- Sleep for 8-9 hours
- Avoid smoking
- Avoid fried foods
- Reducing sugar intake
You might think using the most expensive product might help you get better and clearer skin. But that's not true. Getting healthy & clear skin is about what you put on your skin & body.
That's why it is important to maintain a balance. Consult a dermatologist or take UB's skin quiz to get a personalized skincare routine from the experts. Follow it religiously. Apart from this, make sure you consume healthy & nutritious food most of the time. Having cheat meals once in a while is good, but don't make it a habit.
Lastly, balance is very important. Make sure to strike a balance.