When it comes to the right skincare routine for getting clear skin there are tons of good products to choose from. However, finding the right products that actually work for your skin can turn out to not only be a challenge but also a costly process. Getting flawless skin is, in reality, easier said than done. Luckily, there are a few easy tips you can follow for getting clearer skin without breaking the bank.
1. Wash your face twice a day
Make it a daily habit to wash your face at least twice a day. Once in the morning, and also before you go to bed. Especially if you’re prone to breakouts or have naturally oily skin, this should be a major part of your skincare routine. Throughout the day your face gets covered with dirt, pollutants and bacteria. Washing your face on a daily basis will help remove impurities and keep your facial skin clear and smooth.
2. Moisturize your face
Keeping your face moisturized should definitely be part of your daily skincare routine. Especially as dry facial skin only does more damage than good. Moisturizing your skin can have a healing effect and make your skin look fresh and glowy – And who doesn’t want that?
3. Stay hydrated
Several studies suggest that staying hydrated by drinking lots of water will keep your skin soft and smooth, especially when used alongside a moisturiser. Water generally flushes toxins out of your body and according to research also helps to clear your skin of any kind of dirt and bacteria.
4. Clean your makeup brushes
Dirty particles tend to stay on your makeup brushes every time you use them. That’s why it’s important to frequently wash and clean your makeup brushes to prevent clogging your pores when applying makeup. So how often should you do this? Well, some dermatologists suggest every 10 days others suggest at least once a month. This mostly also depends on how often you use makeup. So if you apply makeup on a daily basis, we suggest at least every two weeks. You can easily clean your makeup brushes with lukewarm water and a basic cleanser.
5. Give yourself a makeup break
Allow your skin to breath by giving yourself a break from wearing makeup. This is especially beneficial if you’re looking to achieve acne-free skin. Instead of wearing makeup try applying natural remedies and essential oils for a fresh and clearer look. Also, keep in mind that sometimes less is more. If you do need to wear makeup, maybe try investing in lightweight makeup that won’t clog your pores or irritate your skin.
6. Don’t touch your face too much
Even though it’s really…really hard not to constantly touch or pick at your face, try to minimise this as much as possible. When you constantly touch your face or can’t resist the urge to pop a pimple, you actually expose your pores to more bacteria. It also increases the risk of scarring and infection too. Throughout the day you may touch things that increase the germs on your hands. So, if you do need to touch your face, do try to wash your hands first.