Achieve flawless skin with this easy guide
You may not want to hear this, but you’re probably causing your own breakouts. It didn’t just appear, it’s the result of unwashed makeup brushes, probably a reaction, a dirty pillowcase, general outdoor dirt, poor sleep patterns and so on. So to help you cut the breakout-causing factors out of your life, we’ve rounded up the best, easiest ways to make sure your skin stays clear and flawless.
Always wash your face before bed
This is very important, as you need to get rid of all the dirt of the day no matter how tired you are. Not washing your face will cause all kinds of problems for your skin in the long run. Wash your face for 30 to 45 seconds with a small amount of face wash. That’s how long it takes to clear dirt and oil off your face.
Wash off all your cleanser
Leftover cleanser equals leftover dirt and oil. Rinse with lukewarm water until skin feels clean and smooth and no longer slippery or soapy. (Hot water dries out your skin and cold water closes your pores). Rub your cleanser in your hands first. It helps activate the ingredients, so they are more effective when applied to your face.
Scrubbing too hard leaves skin rough and battered. Don’t fight with your face. Skip harsh scrubs and sponges, which can be too rough on your face and can cause irritation. If you use your hands (though a soft sponge is better), be sure they’re clean, or you’ll transfer dirt and oil right back to your face.
Clean your phone
If you’re seeing breakouts on your cheeks or anywhere near the area where you hold your phone, they may be from your phone. Since it’s always in your hand, your phone picks up lots of bacteria, which can then get transferred to your face when you make a phone call. Wipe your screen with an anti-bacterial wipe often to get rid of germs.
Stop touching your face
You’re constantly touching things that have germs and putting your hands on your face transfers all of that onto your skin. Don’t allow others touch your face either; you don’t know where their hands have been.
Change your pillowcase
Some of us hardly wash our pillowcases and beddings; this is very bad for your skin. 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. It’s a good idea to change it every few days. Hairstyling products get absorbed by your pillowcase then transfer to your skin, if it’s not cleaned away, it’ll clog your pores all day long.
Wash your brushes
Make sure to wash your makeup brushes and sponges regularly with brush cleanser or baby shampoo. These tools can accumulate bacteria, which can lead to breakouts. Dirty brushes can make the most expensive skincare routines go to waste.
If you want great skin, care for it each day. Sporadic care won’t do it. And don’t expect any overnight miracles. It takes time for skin-clearing ingredients to kick in. Starting a skincare routine now will give you plenty of time for your skin to adjust over time. Also, not sleeping enough can raise your body’s stress levels, which can make you breakout. Aim to get at least eight hours of sleep to look and feel your best.
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