5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear
Keep Your Hands Off Your Face
Try to keep your hands clean and off your face, especially when you’re touching tables and door handles – these are places that are commonly full of germs and bacteria than can lead to breakouts when they come in contact with your face.
Wash Your Pillowcases
The oils from your hair & sweat while you're sleeping build up on your pillowcase and when your face is up against it for hours while you sleep it can lead to clogged pores. Washing your pillowcases 1-2 times a week is ideal to keep them clean.
Shower After Being Active
Make it a point to shower after working out, playing sports, or basically after sweating because the oils and bacteria from your sweat and skin can clog your pores. This can cause blemishes on your back & shoulders as sports bras and tight fitting shirts often rub against the skin.
Cleanse Your Skin Every Morning & Night
Throughout the day dirt and oil will collect on your face and if you wear makeup it can clog your pores over night. It's important to let your skin breathe. Be sure to wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser and then apply a light-weight moisturizer. Apply a spot treatment at night to help clean out any bacteria that causes break outs and reduce any inflammation. It's all about paying attention to how your skin feels when you're cleansing & moisturizing. Try to avoid covering up break outs with make-up until it has healed a bit. Make-up can irritate the skin and often spread bacteria more than letting it be.
Eat Clean & Stay Hydrated
Break outs often occur because of what's going on, on the inside, so take a deeper look at the foods you're eating. Sugary processed foods can lead to break outs. They say you are what you eat, and that couldn't be more true. Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables will help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Staying hydrated will help to flush toxins out of your body and also keep your skin moisturized. When your skin is moisturized it keeps your natural oil levels regulated, so they won't over produce oil, which often leads to breakouts. Add in fresh fruits like lemon & cucumber to give your water a refreshing taste!