Say Goodbye to Acne, and Hello to Clear Complexion!
Whether it happens during our teen or adult years, acne can be very frustrating. Common causes include genetics, inadequate sleep, poor diet, and lack of regular exercise. However, there are measures you can take to treat and prevent future breakouts. Follow our eight beauty tips below help you achieve your clearest complexion yet!
1. Wash your face properly, and don’t over cleanse!
People with acne-prone skin often believe that they need to wash their faces numerous times in order to remove excess dirt and oil. However, doing so can damage the skin’s natural barrier that protects it against UV rays, pollution, and even acne-causing bacteria. Over-cleansing can also lead to an imbalance in water and oil, causing our skin to overcompensate its lack of hydration by producing more oil. Washing your face two times a day is ideal; to properly cleanse, massage your cleanser with fingertips in small circular motions, starting from the outer edges of your face and moving in towards your nose. This ensures that we are not pressing too hard on our skin and causing irritation and that we don’t miss a spot on our face!
2.Wipe down your cell phone screen every day!
Remember to sanitize your cell phone screen at least once a day! You may not realize it, but your phone accumulates bacteria from your hands, desk, bag, and other public areas. When you touch your face with cell phone screen, these bacteria can infect our skin and cause acne.
3.Wash your pillowcases, bed sheet, and comforter once a week!
Dust, bacteria, and oil from your hair and face accumulate on your pillowcases, bed sheet, and comforter daily, transferring onto your skin when you sleep and possibly leading to breakouts. Therefore, wash your pillowcases, bed sheet, and comforter once a week!
4.Don’t exfoliate when you have acne!
Exfoliating can damage the skin’s natural barrier that helps heal acne; in addition, it can also spread acne-causing bacteria from one spot to other places on your face.
5.Have a simple skincare routine and choose products that target acne!
It is important that you keep your skin care routine as simple as possible when you are experiencing acne. Layering too many products on your face can prevent your skin from breathing and further clog pores, which can worsen breakouts. Choose skin care products that specifically target acne or consistent breakouts: our unique Clear Complexion Collection contains Willow Bark Extract, which is a natural Salicylic Acid, derived from Willow Tree, that neutralizes acne-causing bacteria and impurities without over-drying or irritating the skin. It also helps to minimize dark spots from previous breakouts. Start your skin care routine with our Clear Complexion Cleanser, follow with our Clear Complexion Tonic and Clear Complexion Treatment, and then finish with our Clear Complexion Moisturizer!
6.Make sure you rinse off your shampoo and conditioner properly!
Make sure you are rinsing off your hair products properly! Residue from shampoo and hair conditioner can also clog pores around your hair line and lead to breakouts.
7.Keep your hands and hair away from affected areas!
Remember to always avoid touching your face with hands and hair, especially around the forehead! The bacteria on our hands and oil produced by scalp can make acne worst.
8.Use ice cubes to soothe redness and swelling!
Wrap an ice cube in a small towel and place it on the affected area where you see redness or swelling. The cold temperature of the ice can lessen the irritation.
What are some of your beauty tips when it comes to fighting acne? Share with us in the comments below!
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