Each and every day, we are bombarded by adverts, emails and other various forms of marketing telling us how to have clear skin. Every couple of days, there’s a new skincare product on the market, a new beauty influencer sharing their skincare secrets or a new fad to be followed, promising you years of wrinkle-free and clear skin.
With so much to think about, it can be hard to know what your skin actually needs. It’s important to keep in mind that the condition of our skin does not just depend on what we apply to it; skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are influenced by a number of other factors too, including lifestyle and diet.
Herbal Essentials Clear Skin Tips:
Eat a healthy diet
To ensure your skin cells are strong and healthy, the most basic thing you can do is eat well. A healthy, balanced diet will ensure your skin cells are strong and healthy, resulting in healthy cell production and radiant skin. This means ensuring your diet is bursting with fruit, vegetables, lean meats, fish and whole grains.
Nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc help to build collagen and repair skin cells, giving you a clear and glowing complexion. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water too to get rid of toxins and stay hydrated.
Cleanse and tone
Cleansing and toning is a crucial part of your clear skin routine. However, you shouldn’t just settle for any old cleanser and toner; you should select a mild, gentle cleanser and a toner that isn’t high in alcohol and won’t strip your skin.
A good cleanser will remove dead skin cells, makeup, dirt, oil and other pollutants, whereas the right toner will soothe and calm the skin, reducing redness and balancing the skin’s natural pH level. Try our Miracle Cleanser and Purifying Toner for the ultimate combo.
Don’t touch your face
It can be difficult to resist the urge to touch your face, but it’s important. Touching your skin can transfer and spread bacteria, leading to flare-ups and irritating your skin. Picking at your skin also increases the risk of infection or scarring. Instead, keep our Illuminating Mask handy for when you feel the urge to touch your face and apply twice a week to damp skin for radiant, clear skin.
Get plenty of sleep
A lack of sleep can cause the body to release inflammatory compounds, causing your skin to break out or making your acne worse. Aim for seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night. Using a satin or silk pillowcase will not only boost your comfort in bed, but it also helps to reduce friction on the skin and can reduce irritation. On the other hand, fabrics such as cotton absorb oils and dirt on your skin, worsening acne.
Exfoliate and moisturise
Dead skin cells can clog up your pores and cause your skin to break out. Using a gentle exfoliator daily will remove dead skin cells and keep your pores clear. A buildup of dead cells on your skin can also make it appear flaky, dull or prematurely aged, so it’s well worth investing in a quality exfoliator.
Don’t forget to follow up exfoliation with a hydrating moisturiser. Using a moisturiser daily will help prevent dry skin cells from building up and clogging your pores, and keep your skin soft, smooth and hydrated.
At Herbal Essentials, we believe that powerful natural actives and botanicals are best for our skin. Visit our online store and discover our clean and ethical skincare ranges today.