The Best Tips on Getting Clearer Skin
No matter what age you are, there’s nothing quite like the confidence that comes with a clear, glowing complexion. But skin concerns like acne, clogged pores, and other imperfections aren’t quire in on this memo. The good news is there are products and tools you can use to help clear your skin when those unwanted visitors show up – or even if you simply want to maintain your already radiant glow. Ahead, we’re sharing the six best tips for getting clearer skin.
Wash Your Face Twice a Day
You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating – wash your face twice a day and take your makeup off before you go to sleep! Washing your face in the morning and the evening (and after you work out if that happens to be at a different time) clears your skin of dirt, oil, bacteria, and other impurities. You can get the deepest clean by using a face brush. The Cleania Sonic Cleansing Brush from Skin Gym has three adjustable speeds and uses sonic vibrations to give your skin a deep clean while exfoliating dead skin cells and impurities. It also comes with three brush heads: Fiber (firmer and ultra-exfoliating), bamboo (ultra-soft and great for everyday use), and silicone (non-abrasive and hypoallergenic) to give your skin exactly what it needs while keeping it clean and debris-free. Using the Cleania Sonic Cleansing brush is also fun. You’ll actually look forward to washing your face!
Never Skip Moisturizer
It’s important to stay hydrated to get clearer skin so drink that water – but you also must moisturize your face. Properly moisturized skin can prevent and heal acne. If your skin is dry, your body tends to produce more oil, which clogs the pores. When it’s moisturized, you don’t have to worry about dry, dead skin clogging the pores either. If your skin isn’t properly hydrated, it won’t be clear. Traditional lotions and creams are a great way to moisturize, but why not give a moisturizing mask a try? The AfterParty Hydra-Gel Pink Mask is packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Green Tea Extract, and Marula Oil to hydrate the skin and give it a glow. This mask is a 2-for-1 – nourishing and hydrating the skin – plus the gel material feels cool on the face.
Exfoliation is the next necessary component in your skin care routine for clean skin. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. If you’re not exfoliating on a regular basis, those dead skin cells can clog your pores and result in unwanted acne. Our favorite exfoliation tool is the Dermaplaning Beauty Wand. This wand is simple to use – glide it carefully across clean, dry skin and watch as it removes peach fuzz and impurities. Use this tool one to two times each week depending on your skin’s sensitivity and watch your skin clear up and radiance shine through.
Don’t Pop Your Pimples
Do not pop your pimples. We repeat: Do not pop your pimples! This may sound counterintuitive, but there’s nothing worse for trying to get clear skin than popping the pimples already on your skin. When you pop a pimple, it breaks the skin barrier and can also spread bacteria and impurities to other areas of your face. Instead, try Skin Camp’s Bye Bye Zits Acne Patches. They contain Hydrocolloid and Salicylic Acid to minimize breakouts and clear that zit up fast. Not only do the acne stickers come in the cute shapes of hearts, diamonds, and butterflies (along with the traditional round shape) but having the acne patch on your face means you won’t be tempted to poke or pop the blemish and you’re more likely to leave that pesky pimple alone!
Add Retinol to Your Routine
We’ve all heard about the anti-aging benefits of retinol, but it can also help clear your skin. Topical retinols help prevent pores from clogging, therefore keeping skin clearer and less acne prone. One way to get the most benefits from using a retinol is to use it paired with other ingredients. Youth Haus’s 24k Golden Glow Face Mask has retinol to keep your skin looking young and clear and it also contains Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Bakuchiol. This gold mask will have you feeling like a million bucks and earn a spot in your weekly skin care routine after you see its radiant, clear effects.
Try a LED Light
If at-home topical treatments aren’t quite cutting it, try a LED light to get clearer skin. Different colored lights are used to target different skin care issues – and of course there’s one for acne. The intensity of the light sinks deep into the skin to zap impurities without causing any damage. The Wrinklet Heart LED Mask is one of the easiest (and cutest) devices to use for LED light therapy. Instead of causing acne, this mask helps rid your skin of it. The heart shaped wireless mask fits over your entire face. Choose the blue light to help clear any existing pimples or use it as a preventative measure for your acne-prone skin. This is one mask you’ll reach for again and again once you see its results.