Clear skin helps you look and feel your best, but it is not always easy. In fact, those who can effortlessly enjoy clear skin either have great genetics, or they follow a full strategy devised by experts that help them enjoy clear skin. Either way, it is not as straightforward as just washing your face every day.
To help you get clear skin, you’ll need to follow these four essential tips. It may take time to find the perfect combination of strategies for your skin, but it will be worth it when you have clear, stunning skin of your own:
Improve Your Diet
Your diet is often a prime candidate if you experience acne. Though it is not the only source (hormone imbalances, for example, can also cause ongoing acne) your diet is definitely playing a part. To start, try to eat healthier. This means reducing your intake of foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugar. If you still don’t notice a difference, try to remove one item from your diet at a time, for two weeks, to understand what foods are causing the inflammation.
During this you will want to drink more water, and also tea, which works as an antioxidant and can help clear your skin.
Improve Your Skincare Routine
Diet alone isn’t enough. You will also need to improve your skincare routine by:
- Understand Your Skin’s Needs
You need to know what type of skin you have, as well as what type of acne you have. In some cases you can do this on your own, if your skin’s condition isn’t complicated. In other cases, you will want to go to a medical professional.
- Get Advice from a Medical Professional
There are two big reasons to visit a medical professional. The first is to get your acne and skin diagnosed. The second is for the stronger, more effective prescription skin care treatments that they can offer. If you want effective, medically backed results, going to an expert is the way to go.
- Be Consistent
Regardless of what routine your medical professional advises for your, remember that you will only see results if you are consistent about it. This means following the same daytime, and nighttime routines day in and day out – and sometimes for your entire life.
Protect Your Skin from Environmental Factors
City living is very hard on your skin. The same applies to harsh weather conditions, the sun, and so on. Always protect your skin from the environment as best you can with the right products. Your staple? Sunscreen and moisturizer. Both work to protect the upper layer of your skin from environmental factors.
Keep Stress to a Minimum
Stress causes a host of issues in your body, and can also cause inflammation in your skin. It is in your best interest to find and stick to a routine that helps keep your stress to the minimum. This could be through mental health services, through wellness routines, or a combination of both.