If your beauty goal is to obtain clear, smooth, glowing skin, you’ll know that it’s not an easy goal to fulfill. Clear skin requires absolute attention and care, and there are so many things that can get in your way – blemishes, zits, fine lines, dullness, etc. Here are eight fool-proof tricks to get you started on obtaining a healthy, gorgeous complexion.
1. Know Your Skin
Different skin types require different types of products. If your skin is prone to ane, you should opt for products that can clear current breakouts, and are gentle enough to avoid irritating the skin. If you have dry skin, you might need something with a richer moisturizing base that contains Vitamin E.
2. Follow a Scrupulous Skin Routine
Consistency in your routine is key to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Stick to a minimal range of products and always cleanse, tone and moisturize. If you want great skin, you need to care for it on a daily basis.
3. Don’t Touch Your Pimples
It’s not easy to avoid zits. Sometimes it’s your diet that’s the cause, sometimes its hereditary, and sometimes it’s just your skins way of reacting to a new product. Picking pimples can have adverse effects on your skin, but just remember that pimples are only temporary, but scars are forever! Use a pimple-treating gel or benzoyl peroxide lotion that dries out the oil in your zits, instead of picking at it.
4. Exfoliate Small Pores
Pores will get larger when they’re filled with dirt, oil, dead skin cells and keratin. Remove it out of your pores by exfoliating your skin regularly with a gentle scrub. We highly recommend Soap & Glory’s ScrubAtomic, a daily facial scrub that’d both highly effective and gentle on your skin.
5. Remove Make-up Before Sleeping
Leaving make-up on your skin is a bad idea especially when you’re about to go to sleep. Your skin need to breathe and regenerate when you sleep, and make-up keeps it from doing that. Furthermore, all that dirt can leave your skin with clogged pores or small white bumps called milia cysts. Use Boscia’s Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil to remove make-up before you sleep. If you’re too lazy, use some cleansing wipes to remove your make-up. We love First Aid Beauty’s Gentle Cleansing Wipes.
Clean your make-up brushes every week or every few days depending on how often you use it. Use baby soap, a mild shampoo, or try Sephora Professional Daily Brush Cleaner with Anti-Bacterial Formula. This little bottle gives your brushes a quick cleanse while eliminating the bacteria growing in your brushes.
7. Get Some Sleep
They call it ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason. Sleep deprivation lowers blood circulation, which makes you pale and washed out when you only get a few hours of sleep. Click here to read more about the importance of quality sleep for perfect skin.
8. Drink Plenty of Water
Did you know that dehydration causes the skin to age faster? Water is essential for the entire body, including the radiance of your skin. Water clears off the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It also assists in transporting essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells. So do yourself a little favor and drink as much water as you can each day. Give it a small burst of flavor by adding mint or lemon in it too.
The product above are available at Sephora Malaysia outlets.
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Lot C22 Concourse Floor, Suria KLCC,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Sephora Paradigm Mall
Lot 6&7, Upper Ground Floor,
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya Selangor.
Sephora Sunway Pyramid
Lot G1.132 Ground Floor
Sephora Gurney Paragon Mall
163D-1-19 & 20, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.