We all want clear and glowing skin. It can be difficult to achieve sometimes and finding the right combination of skincare products can take some trial and error, but it is achievable for everyone.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best ways to get clear and glowing skin. While these are tried and tested methods, it is important to remember that these hacks may not work for everyone, and it is normal to have some imperfections in your skin!
Take a look below to find out more.
Drink lots of water
Hydration is a key part of healthy skin. As with your entire body, your skin needs enough water to function properly and remain hydrated. Getting enough water each day is one of the best things that you can do for healthy, clear, and glowing skin.
If you struggle to get enough water, there are many things you can do to remind yourself. You could try a bottle with timing reminders on the outside, or even set up reminders on your phone to drink water at regular intervals.
Apply the right products for your skin type
Skincare products are designed for different skin types, including normal skin, dry skin, and oily skin. For this reason, it is important that you use products that are designed for and will actually help your skin, otherwise your skin is not getting what it needs.
While this may seem tedious, it is important because products designed for oily skin will not have the hydration that is needed for dry skin, whereas dry skincare products may lead to outbreaks if used on oily skin.
Get antioxidants into your diet
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radical damage and oxidative stress in the body, including your skin. The sun can cause this kind of damage to your skin which is why it is important to get antioxidants in your diet.
There are many food products that have tonnes of antioxidants in, including berries which are known for their high levels. Try adding antioxidants in where you can, to help your skin look its best.
Exfoliate once a week
Contrary to what we used to think, exfoliating and scrubbing your face every day is actually bad for your skin. Instead, try limiting exfoliation to once per week to limit any damage. Exfoliation is great for removing dirt and impurities from your skin, but it should be done with care.
Physical exfoliants can cause microtears on your skin and should be avoided if they can. Try a chemical exfoliant, but make sure that you read all safety information and speak with a professional if you’re concerned.
Protect your skin from the sun
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best things you can do for it. This means wearing a hat when you’re outdoors and using sunscreen every single day. The sun can cause lots of damage to your skin and leave it looking dull. If you want clear skin, make sure you protect it always.
Consider cosmetic procedure and advanced skincare treatment
Sometimes, you may decide that the skincare products you are using are just not going to cut it. If you do, there are many different procedures you can consider to help make your skin look smooth, clear and glowy, like Botox at Vitality Skin or advanced skincare treatments, like LED light therapy or dermaplaning.
Skincare can be challenging, especially if you have tried lots of different products and nothing is working. These few tips may help but if you are struggling, you could also reach out to a dermatologist for advice.