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Tips For Clear Skin For A Flawless Complexion

Tips For Clear Skin For A Flawless Complexion

Pesky spots can be annoying and really knock your confidence. Sure, a concealer can help you to cover up a huge zit, but make up will only exacerbate the underlying problem. Our top five tips for clear skin will help you to achieve that gorgeous, radiant complexion that you’re after.Remove Your Make Up

Remove Your Make Up

Perhaps the most important skin commandment is to always, always, always remove your make up before you go to bed. Whether you’re super tired or you’ve had a big night out; there’s no excuse for not removing your make up before bed – it’s the most important of our tips for clear skin.

If you regularly sleep with your make up on, your skin will suffer the dramatic consequences. Sleeping with make up on stops your skin from renewing and repairing itself as you rest, leaving your complexion looking uneven, dehydrated, dull and blemish-prone.

The By Terry Cellularose Micellar Water Cleanser is a gentle, but effective way to remove your make up before bed. The delicate formula gently lifts away grime, dirt and makeup from the skin and eyes, leaving it feeling thoroughly cleansed.

The infusion of White Rose Native Cells and Black Rose brighten and protect the skin, leaving it feeling purified, hydrated and radiant. Simply apply to a cotton round and swipe over your face until all of your makeup has been removed.

For sensitive eyes, the Vichy Pureté Thermale Eye Make Up Remover eradicates all traces of makeup from the eyes, as well as calming and soothing the eye contour. The gentle, non-comedogenic formula is enriched with Allatoin, Cornflower Extract and Vitamin B5 and Vichy’s Thermal Spa Water, which work together to effortlessly cleanse and soothe the delicate eye area.

Check Your Temperature

You might think you’re doing everything right with your skincare regime, but cleansing your face with water that’s too hot or too cold can massively impact your complexion, as your pores are sensitive and can’t handle extreme temperatures.

You might think that hot, steamy water will help to open your pores and remove bacteria, but it can actually damage the skin and strip it of its natural oils, leading to dehydration and washing with cold water won’t benefit your skin at all or allow your skin care products to work efficiently.

Always make sure that you’re washing your face with lukewarm water and your favorite cleanser to keep your skin in optimum condition.

Gently Exfoliate

It’s so important to exfoliate your skin, even if your skin is sensitive. Exfoliating helps to remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, otherwise they end up blocking the pores, causing breakouts.

Exfoliation is extra-important as you get older, as the cell regeneration process slows down as you age, meaning that the body takes longer to shed old skin cells and regenerate new one; so exfoliation can help your skin well on its way to effectively sloughing away those dead skin cells.

There are many different exfoliants available for a variety of skin types, from oily to sensitive skin. We’d advise anybody to start exfoliating once a week in order to prevent increased sensitivity as your skin becomes accustomed to the new step in your regime.

Manual exfoliation with skin-scrubbing particles is the preferred method of exfoliation for many women, who reserve chemical exfoliation for more intense exfoliating on an intermittent basis. Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is a cult-favorite exfoliator which is gentle enough on the skin that it can be used every day, while remaining incredibly effective to leave the skin looking brighter and smoother after just one use.

Chemical exfoliators commonly employ the use of either Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Beta Hydroxy Acid to deeply penetrate the skin for effective exfoliation.  SkinMedica’s brightening AHA/BHA Cream expertly exfoliates the skin to increase cell turnover to reduce breakouts and increase cell turnover, to leave you with an incredible brighter, more radiant complexion.

Despite the fact that you want to effectively exfoliate your skin, it’s very important to make sure you’re being gentle with your delicate skin, or you risk causing micro-tears and stretching. For best results, gently apply your exfoliator in a soft, circular motion to avoid damaging your delicate skin.

Protect Your Skin

It doesn’t matter whether the sun is shining or if it’s a miserable, rainy afternoon – SPF protection is vital for achieving and maintaining clear skin, especially as you age.

Sunscreen is one of the most vital ‘anti-aging’ creams you can invest in, as daily SPF protection can help to reduce premature wrinkles because UV damage breaks down the skin’s elastin, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. Regular exposure to UV rays can also cause dark spots, pigmentation and, of course, skin cancer.

SkinStore’s expert collection of sunscreens will help to keep your skin looking clear and youthful. So whether you prefer foundation with SPF-coverage, like the By Terry Cover Expert Foundation with SPF15 protection, or you prefer to apply your sunscreen under your make up with the Jan Marini Skin Research Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF30, we’ve got the perfect sunscreen for you.

Maintain A Healthy Diet

Our tips for clear skin will only go so far if you’re not maintaining a balanced, healthy diet as healthy skin starts from within, so you cannot just rely on skincare products alone. You need to provide the skin with healthy fats, Vitamins A, C and E and antioxidants in order to maintain clear, radiant skin.

Our top picks for healthy skin include:

Berries – High in antioxidants to limit the production of free radicals.

Avocado – High in essential fatty acids to keep the skin plump, soft and radiant.

Sweet Potato – High in vitamin A and C to support the skin’s collagen production.

Almonds – High in vitamin E to protect the skin from sun damage.

Discover more of the best foods for your skin here.



Lydia

Lydia

Health & Beauty Expert

As a qualified make up artist, I love all things make up! I'm also really passionate about health and nutrition, so I'm always on the look out for the latest Superfood to improve my skin, nails and hair!


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