The kind of society we live in, has set fairness and brightness as signs of having healthy skin. Fortunately, truth is way different from this unrealistic assumption. High elasticity, even tone and smooth texture are the parameters of having healthy skin. There is no point in spending thousands of rupees on costly and synthetic skin care products. With little effort and patience, you can get the skin you had always dreamed of. In this blog, we will tell you how you can achieve clear skin naturally and that too without spending a bomb.
What is clear skin?
Having a clear and healthy skin is no less than a blessing in today's times. Before we enlist our tips, let us learn what qualifies as clear skin. Ideally, skin which is free from dark patches and acne and has a smooth texture and elasticity would be considered clear by skincare experts across the globe.
What causes skin not to be clear?
Our skin is our body's largest organ. This is why it makes sense that, at times it would be a bit under the weather. The key is to find the reasons behind the same and what can you do to change the same.
Few causes which can cause your skin to not to be clear are noted below:-
Build-up of dead skin cells
Let us now embark on the journey to help you get clear skin naturally
Wash your face twice a day
No matter what kind of skin you have, it is important that you wash your face in the morning and before you hit the bed. Cleaning your face with a good quality Face Wash will help you get rid of all dirt and grime plus will give your skin a refreshed feel.
Don't forget to moisturize
The key to having clear skin is having a well moisturized face. If you have dry skin then the moisturizer will give it the much-needed hydration effect and if you have an oily skin, a light moisturizer formulation should be your best bet. More importantly, go for a moisturizer which is noncomedogenic; which means it will not clog your pores.
Use a sunscreen
We all know how sun's ultraviolet rays can damage our skin. So, it is highly recommended that you wear a sunscreen whenever you step outdoors to protect your face from such harmful rays. You should choose the sunscreen according to your skin type. A good quality sunscreen will not only protect your skin from sunburn but will also help avoid long term skin damage such ad formation of wrinkles.
Toner is a must
Between cleansing plus moisturizing, it is the toner that sets the tone for clear and radiant skin. Many times, we skip using the Toner and quickly grab our moisturizer bottle after cleaning our face but this is not right at all. A good quality toner can create a lot of magic, toning helps in balancing the pH level of one's skin plus even prepares the skin to absorb other products in a proper manner.
Exfoliation can work wonders
If you are serious about skincare, then you must surely have heard about the term exfoliation. It is known to work wonders for all skin types. It is a process of removal of dead skin cells from your face. Regularly using an exfoliant on your face will not just smoothen and soften your skin but will also brighten your complexion. One thing we really like about this process is that it aids in reducing acne by preventing your pores from being clogged. Buying the right exfoliant is extremely important for getting the right results without irritating one's skin.
Water is your skin's best friend
The value of hydration cannot be stressed enough when it comes to skincare. Drinking enough water throughout the day will help you flush out toxins from your body and give a sheen to your skin. It is unbelievable but drinking only two cups of water can enhance the flow of blood to your skin, thereby giving it an even tone. Apart from this keeping yourself hydrated can help you avoid premature ageing, acne and also puffiness. Good enough reasons to make water your best buddy.
A good night's sleep can rejuvenate your skin
Nowadays, we all have a stressful and hectic lifestyle and this clearly reflects on our skin. A great way to pamper your skin is by having a proper beauty sleep. When you sleep, your skin repairs itself and also recovers. Less wrinkles, glowing complexion and brighter eyes are just few of the many benefits of having a proper 8-hour beauty sleep. It is believed that sleep deprivation can make your skin look dull, we are sure you wouldn't want that.
Reduce your sugar intake
Another great way to get that clear skin is by reducing your sugar intake. To cut down on foods which have a high glycaemic index you can do the following things.
- You must limit the intake of processed carbs such as baked goods and white bread and avoid sugary sodas plus chocolates.
- You should include more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your daily Diet Plan. They will help in giving a natural glow to your face.
Destress and take life sincerely and not seriously
In a study published in 2017 linked Acne with psychological Stress. As per that study, Acne is one of the most common Skin disorders and impact of stress on severity of Acne is underestimated.
We understand that you leave no stone unturned to make sure all your professional and personal commitments are taken care of but this whole process can take a toll on your body. Physical and mental exertion can have a severe effect on your skin. It is important that you destress yourself regularly, this can be by doing meditation, yoga or anything which makes you happy. Taking time out to get a good massage is a proven antidote to Stress. Trust us, including all these things in your daily routine will work like magic for your skin.
If you want to get clear skin naturally then it very important that you maintain hygiene. Have a look at the below noted pointers.
- Don't ever touch your face with dirty hands, as bacteria on one's hands' can feed pimples.
- Change your pillowcase regularly.
- Don’t ever prick your pimples as this can lead to scars, clean your face properly before you hit the bed.
- Lastly never share your cosmetics with anyone.
These small practices can help a lot in having clear skin.
Avoid makeup products that will clog your pores
People who use cosmetics are prone to have breakouts.
- If you want to ensure that your cosmetics don't cause any harm to your face then use products which are labelled as oil free and noncomedogenic.
- Wash your hands before using makeup.
- Remove your makeup before you sleep.
- Remember to wash your makeup sponges and brushes regularly with lukewarm soapy water. Make sure they are completely dry before you put them back.
No hot water please
Washing your face with hot water can cause immense damage to your skin. Lukewarm warm is your best bet when it comes to washing your face. Do apply a good quality serum and moisturizer after washing your face to give your skin the nurturing it is worthy of.
Eat a healthy diet
Healthy diet full of nutrients is not only good for your body but can benefit your skin a lot. You should take a diet rich in different plant foods plus lean protein sources to get a healthy and radiant skin. Fresh fruit juices, green smoothies, coconut water and soups must be a part of your daily diet plan.
Buy gentle skincare products
People who have a sensitive skin must go for mild skincare products. You should avoid alcohol-based skincare products completely. You can easily get hypoallergenic skincare products these days. However, it is important you do a patch test to rule out the possibility of any kind of allergic reactions.
Clean your mobile phone too
This might sound funny but it can be really helpful in having clear skin. If you are having pimples on your cheeks, then chances are that they are coming from your phone. As you always hold your phone in your hand, it can get lots of bacteria from your hand, which can get on your face the moment you make a call. We suggest that you wipe your phone with an antibacterial wipe regularly to get rid of any kind of germs.We are sure the above noted tips will help you get clear and glowing skin. Always remember, when it comes to having clear skin, you must pay attention to what goes on your face, bet it your cleanser, moisturizer or makeup products. Focussing on some lifestyle factors, such as good night sleep, stress management and a nutritious diet can go a long way in keeping your skin clear and healthy. Wishing you good luck on your journey of getting healthy and clear skin.