From the moment we hit puberty, glowing pretty flawless skin is a unicorn we keep chasing. This being a digital era doesn’t make the journey any easier. We are served with photos of models with the perfect skin on a daily basis.
Having a flawless skin is not really a hard task. What it requires is consistency. Here are a few daily tips to make your journey easier.
- Clean your face before bed.
Not washing away the day's grime? You're asking for a breakout. The day’s make-up clogs your pores which causes break out. There are some nights when you are tired, had a long day and cleaning your face is pretty much the last thing on your mind. The best trick is to stash cleansing wipes on your nightstand for these nights. This way, you can avoid waking up to uncomfortable break outs.
- Less is more.
Too many products can irritate and too many steps may tempt you to skip. When it comes to your skin, more is definitely NOT more. In other words, trying a bunch of different remedies at once won't boost your chances of making the zit disappear — more likely, it'll just wreak havoc on your skin and turn a teeny-tiny pimple into a red, blotchy mess.
- Wash, then exfoliate.
When washing, first use a mild face wash to cleanse your skin. Then, lightly massage exfoliator onto your face. This may seem redundant, but before you exfoliate, you want a clean canvas, so that the exfoliant can focus on digging out the stubborn dirt and oil that are stuck deeper inside your pores.
- Step away from your hands.
You know how you rest your face on your hand while you're studying? That might be the reason for those blemishes on your cheek or jaw. You're constantly touching things that have germs—anything from your phone to your locker—so putting your hands on your face for a long period of time can cause dirt and bacteria from anything you touch to get into your pores.
- Change that pillowcase on a regular basis.
Not changing your pillowcases enough can also cause your skin to break out. Even if you wash your face every night, your pillowcases carry dirt and sweat from your hair, hands, and build up from the products you use on your face at night, which can clog your pores, so it's a good idea to change them every few days.
- You need to clean your phone, too.
If you're seeing pimples on your cheeks or anywhere near the area where you hold your phone, they may be from those hour-long convos with your crush. Your phone picks up lots of dirt and bacteria (from your hands, your bag, the kitchen counter), which can then get transferred to your face when you're chatting on the phone. Wipe your screen with an anti-bacterial wipe often to get rid of dirt and germs.
- Know your skin type
We all have different skin types. It could be dry or oily, could be sensitive. This guides you to the type of products that will be good for your skin. It is recommendable to seek professional help from a dermatologist so as to avoid using products that may harm your skin.
It is the simple things we do to take care of our skin that create consistency in a flawless glowing skin. If followed on a daily basis, taking care of the skin becomes an easier process. Visit any of our branches and we will guide you on the right products as per your skin type.