It’s time to say goodbye to those unwanted zits and that dull skin with these easy and proven tips:
1. Don’t forget the SPF
Sun exposure can lead to wrinkles and pigmentation. Avoid the harsh and strong UV rays by slathering on sunscreen. If you’re not using sunscreen now, NOW IS THE TIME TO START! It’s an essential for healthy, glowing and youthful skin.
2. Clean your makeup brushes
Brushes can cause breakouts because of all the bacteria and dirt it collects. Make sure you’re washing your brushes with mild/baby soap every two weeks to ensure this doesn’t happen.
3. Hydration is key
Water removes toxic material from our blood and bodies, which improves skin complexion. Just make sure you’re getting enough water into your body throughout the day, every single day (try using a healthish bottle to get those water levels up!). You’ll definitely see a difference!
4. Pay attention to the foods you’re eating
Burgers and fries sound like a good idea at the time. That’s until that zit pops up a few days later. Think about what you’re putting into your body. Eat more fruits and vegetables and less of the processed foods.
5. Change your pillowcases more frequently
Dermatologists recommend changing pillowcases once a week as this also collects bacteria and dirt even just after one sleep. Our hair is the dirtiest part of our bodies so imagine how much nasty stuff gets on our pillows and then onto our faces?! Disgusting…
6. Don’t pick it!
Although it can be tempting, resist the urge to pick your pimples as this may cause infection, which takes longer for it to heal (and it may leave you with a scar too!). Using a tiny bit of pimple cream on these spots goes a long way as too much of it can leave your skin really dry.
7. Get more sleep
Lack of sleep can speed up the aging process of our skin and no one wants that! When we get enough sleep, our skin cells are nourished and replenished. There are also so many other benefits to getting enough sleep so make it a priority!
Stress leads to increased levels of oil production which can lead to clogged pores and pimples. Find time to do an activity that calms you down such as yoga, meditation or reading a book.
9. Come up with a simple and easy skincare regime
Less is more. When it comes to your skin routine, try not to overcomplicate this and stick to the basics - cleanser, toner and moisturizer morning and night. Too many products can irritate your skin or make you less likely to stick to the regime because there are too many steps. Treat yourself to a mask or exfoliate twice a week. And remember to be gentle on your skin!