Tips For Keeping Clear Skin
Tips for keeping skin clear. Here are some tips to follow to have the most beautiful skin any time of year.
Load Up on a Light Sunscreen
Don’t skip sunscreen simply because you worry about it clogging your pores. Instead, opt for a noncomedogenic variety, like La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk, which is light, absorbs quickly, and won’t irritate even sensitive skin that’s prone to redness or bumps.
We know this sounds counterintuitive, but oil-based cleansers actually cut through your face’s own oils to remove any excess better than anything else—and they work wonders on removing waterproof makeup and sunscreen without stripping your skin. Oil-phobes, meet your new best friend: Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Cleansing Oil.
There are two kinds of exfoliants: physical (those gritty scrubs with chunks of seeds or grit) and chemical (think acids). They both remove dead skin cells, but many of the physical ones can be too harsh, leaving your skin pink and irritated. Instead, look for an exfoliant containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids, or fruit enzymes; Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel reveals new clear skin and its green tea antioxidants make sure there’s no inflammation.
Shrink Oil Glands
Mattifying products soak up skin’s existing oil, but they can’t reduce oil at its source. What can? Retinol, which actually shrinks oil glands over time. Before bed, apply Philosophy Help Me Nighttime Retinol Treatment and look forward to the amazing results.
Banish Body Acne
The only thing cute about “back-ne” is its punny name. Fight back by using only noncomedogenic sunscreens, changing out of sweaty clothes right away (as they can trap bacteria), and switching out your regular body wash for one with two percent salicylic acid, like Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit. When you’re dry, apply a two percent salicylic acid gel, but steer clear of benzoyl peroxide because it can bleach clothes.
Fight Existing Zits
Even with the best skin-care routine, a few spots may break out here and there. For run-of-the-mill bumps, dab on a salicylic acid cream or gel, like Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Maximum Strength Spot Treatment Cream, since putting it on your entire face can be too drying. For more troublesome blemishes, cover the breakout with hydrocortisone and seal it with waterproof Nextcare Band Aids; the seal intensifies the potency of the treatment and should, like a mini steroid injection, reduce its size and inflammation by the next morning.
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