Easy Tips and Tricks to Achieve That #ClearSkin2018 For Everyone
By Kyzia Maramara
‘Clear skin’ is right up there beside ‘world peace’ in our list of things we would like to happen this year. There’s nothing wrong with pampering your face whether you’re a boy or a girl, heck you’ll be judged either way so go all out and up your skin care game!
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1. Drink plenty of water and watch what you eat
Print water trackers available here and stick it somewhere you can always see. If you’re an on-the-go kind of person, purchase a water bottle and place markers where the water level should be at a certain time.
Keeping a close eye on your food will also benefit you. Stay away from greasy processed food and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. It’ll also be good for your over-all health.
2. Try the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
It might be worth P500 but beauty, as we all know and accept, comes at a price. The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay has been making waves on social media as beauty vloggers swear by its acne-reducing pore-tightening abilities. All you have to do is to combine it with water or apple cider vinegar and make a mask for your face. Of course if you think the price is hefty you could always split with a friend, you can get better skin together!
3. Get a sleep log
Face the fact that in order to have clear skin, you have to get enough hours of sleep every night. You have to give up binge-watching and binge-reading well into the wee hours of the morning. Keep in mind that those things can wait until the next day!
4. Be generous with moisturizing your face
Whether your skin is dry from the weather or oily just because, there’s a moisturizer out there for you. And no, having oily skin doesn’t mean you have a natural moisturizer, it just means you might be more prone to pimples.
Check out Avene’s hydrating starter kits to kick start your moisturizing needs for less than P600, visit the branch nearest you. Aloe Vera Soothing Gel by Nature Republic available in department stores has also gained popularity, it beautifully moisturizes the face and is even effective as relief from sunburns!
5. Got an angry red pimple? Try home remedies.
Sometimes we don’t really have the money or the time to get ointments for the red blotches on our face but what we do have is a kitchen. Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties and it can dry out your pimples. Check out the different ways you can use baking soda to treat your acne. Honey also has a lot of benefits to the skin, its antibacterial and it moisturizes the skin. Try other home remedies here.
6. Wash your face three times a day
Once when you wake up, once in the middle of your day, and once before you sleep. Throughout the day you will get oily causing dirt to stick to your face causing, in turn, breakouts. Make sure you have a clean and refreshed face throughout the day.
It’s also a must to never touch your face without washing your hands first! Especially if you’re holding your germ-laden phone the entire time.
7. Invest on skincare products
You might roll your eyes at all the expensive products in the market and the realization that you need to these to achieve your clear skin goals but investing on these products is also investing in your future. You will never regret investing in your face!
Here’s a simple run down on the products you need:
- Cleanser – COSRX Low-pH Good Morning Cleanser (P600)
- Moisturizer – Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel (P250)
- Toner – Aloe Derma Soothing and Moisturizing Toner (P500)
- Exfoliator – Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off (P600)
8. Have a freshener pack ready in your bag
A small pouch containing items like oil blotter, face spray, pressed powder, and your tooth brush and toothpaste will come in handy. Include wipes, tissues, and a tube of lip balm to complete the package. This pack will come in handy during your break time.
Got anything else to add? Share your clear skin regimen with us!