How To Keep Your Skin Blemish Free
By Guest Blogger, Monisha Iswaran
Keeping your skin clear and blemish free can certainly be a challenge. Whether you’re a teen, well into your twenties or middle aged – we all encounter different problems when it comes to maintaining a clear, blemish-free face! Skin imperfections can include acne marks, pigmentation marks and dark spots, some of which may be due to scarring caused by previous bouts of acne. Although there are various treatments that may be applicable for different potential skin problems, here are some general tips to help you keep your skin clear, and free of marks!
Although there are ways to clear up marks after they have surfaced, the easiest way is not to let them appear at all! The best way to do this is to not pick at existing pimples, as doing so may leave marks on your face that outlast the original zit by months, or even years! So resist the temptation to touch your face at all costs, as you are likely to be causing further irritation to the spots and spreading oil to all your pores.
Be Wary Of The Sun
Too much exposure to the sun can cause existing spots to darken, and irritate facial acne. Spending time outdoors is definitely a positive – and regular exercise and movement can definitely help your skin! However, make sure you are wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 on exposed skin areas!
Day To Day Skincare Routine
In your daily skincare routine, it’s important to ensure you are using mild products that won’t cause further irritation. There are 3 vital steps that should be present in your routine: cleanse, tone and moisturize. If you follow through with this every morning and night you are bound to see a change in the quality of your skin with time!
Another step to include in your skincare routine is exfoliation! However, you shouldn’t be doing this daily as this could be too harsh on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin. Stick to once or twice a week and monitor how your face reacts to the treatment. Exfoliation can deep clean the skin and help to unclog pores by removing old skin cells.
Ensure Your Sheets Aren’t Making You Breakout
Sheets, in particular your pillowcase, can house large amounts of dirt and oil, so you want to make sure you are changing them regularly so as to eliminate another possible cause of acne. It matters less what material your sheets are made of, and more how often you are cleaning them! So make sure all the beds and cots (start your little ones on healthy skin care early too!) have the sheets regularly cleaned and kept in good condition. If you have particularly sensitive skin, sleeping on pillowcases made from natural fabrics might not be a bad idea either!
Make sure to treat emerging spots, however, speaking to a specialist or dermatologist is a good idea when choosing which treatment to opt for. If purchasing over-the-counter medication, benzoyl peroxide is a key ingredient to look for, as well as salicylic acid based products. You may have to use trial-and-error of sorts to figure out which products your skin reacts to the best. Try to stick to well-known brands, even if it means you spend slightly more. Remember, this is an investment in your blemish free skin!
Other Treatments To Try
There are no shortage of things to try if you are looking to amp up your skincare routine. For example, try Dr Mayson’s Glycolic Acid Skin Rejuvenation Formula if you’re looking for a once-a-day program to make your skin feel smoother, and look more fresh and radiant! You should be able to see a difference within 6 weeks of starting. There are also no shortage of home remedies you can try, such as using lemon juice on your skin, turmeric powder, rubbing ice cubes on your face (to improve blood circulation) or using items from your fridge such as honey to make facemasks!
So there you have it – a number of tips to help you rejuvenate your skin, and possibly update your skincare regime. Although it might take a little work, before you know it you’ll be feeling confident and ready to show the world your smiling, blemish-free face.