5 Tips For Clearer Skin
Having clear skin is a confidence boost that helps you feel radiant on the inside and out. However, achieving and maintaining clear skin isn’t always easy. Whether you have acne-prone skin or only deal with the occasional pimple, there are steps you can take to help your skin look its best. Here are five tips for clearer skin.
1 | Wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser
Washing your face helps remove makeup, bacteria, excess oil, dead skin cells, and cleans out your pores. Doing this twice a day helps keep your skin clean and feeling great. Cleansing twice a day is especially important for people who wear makeup, as leaving makeup on your skin can clog pores and cause breakouts. It’s also important to wash your skin after sweating, since leaving sweat on your skin can cause breakouts as well.
If your current cleanser doesn’t seem to be helping you get clearer skin, try using a gentle cleanser, which cleans your skin without being too harsh or leaving it too dry. We suggest our Natural Radiant Life Facial Cleanser, which features a deep-penetrating formula that delivers minerals to the skin. It’s made with clay mineral extraction, which has more than 80 bioavailable minerals and features a negative electrical charge that helps detoxify the skin. The cleanser is also made with bladderwrack seaweed to increase your skin’s collagen and elasticity and a PX3™ pine bark blend, which may decrease the signs of aging. Using our facial cleanser once in the morning and once in the evening achieves the best results.
2 | Don’t pick at your skin
Pimples can certainly be annoying, and your first instinct may be to pick at them to make them go away. However, popping pimples can actually have the opposite effect. When you pick at your skin, it can further irritate your skin, force the bacteria deeper into your pore, and even cause trapped bacteria to spread to the surrounding skin. This increases the chances of more pimples growing and disrupts your skin’s healing process. Picking at your skin can also cause scarring. It may take some self-discipline, but making an effort to leave your face alone will help the skin heal naturally and help prevent bacteria from spreading. Even touching your face can spread bacteria, so it’s ideal to avoid doing that as well.
3 | Exfoliate gently
Dead skin cells, excess oil, dirt, bacteria, and more can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Skin Elite mentions that there are several benefits to exfoliating the skin-- unclogs pores, removes dead skin cells, makes skin softer and more luminous, etc-- needless to say, this is a skincare step you do not want to be missing out on! Exfoliating your skin a few times a week helps remove impurities that are clogging your pores, sloughs away dead skin cells, and clears away bacteria, excess oil, and more. This helps clear up existing breakouts and helps prevent new pimples from forming. Exfoliators reach deeper into your skin than regular cleansers, making exfoliation an effective step in your skincare routine. It’s important to note, though, that some scrubs can be too harsh to use every day, so try no more than two or three times a week.
4 | Reduce stress
Stress can cause problems for acne-prone skin, including making breakouts worse and more difficult to heal. Reducing stress can help you achieve clearer skin, but we know that reducing stress is often easier said than done. Find an activity that makes you feel calm and relaxed. For some people, this may be going on walks or spending time in nature. For others, this may mean getting cozy indoors and writing in a journal or reading a book. We personally think getting ready for bed is a great time to relax and unwind. Set aside some extra time to go through a skincare routine that uses natural products and makes your skin feel clean and fresh. Creating a bedtime routine signals to the brain that it’s time to start winding down and helps reduce stress before you go to sleep. Try adding relaxing music or candles as you get ready for bed for an even more soothing, spa-like experience.
Having a calm morning can also help put you in a positive mindset for the day. Set aside enough time to get ready in the morning without feeling rushed, and use natural skincare products to start the day with refreshed and radiant skin.
5 | Moisturize
After washing your face, be sure to use a moisturizer to hydrate your skin and control sebum production. When skin is overly dry, it may produce excess oil to try to fix the problem, which can lead to breakouts. Using a moisturizer helps you achieve clearer, softer skin. If you have acne-prone skin, try a moisturizer that’s designed to not clog your pores. If you have oily skin, try using a lightweight moisturizer to prevent your skin from looking greasy.
Our AM Moisturizer and PM Moisturizer are ideal for all skin types and skin tones. With consistent use, they hydrate your skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and make your skin visibly smoother. They’re made with fulvic acid mineral complex, which revitalizes your skin’s cellular health; aloe vera, which helps heal acne and prevent scarring; cucumber to soothe irritated skin; and frankincense to encourage skin cell growth.
For extra hydrated skin, try our Hydrating Mist, which is made with bamboo water, fulvic acid mineral complex, and organic orange essential oil to brighten, tone, and firm your skin.