When I was a young teenager I suffered from acne, it wasn’t so much that I wasn’t like every other teenager out there, but it was enough to make me uncomfortable to walk out of the house without covering my spots up. Over the years I have learned how to take care of my skin and keep it clear so I thought I would share a few of those tips with you today.
Know Your Skin Type
Your skin could either be normal, dry, oily or a combination and it’s helpful to know what skin type you have because based on this, you can buy the correct products for you. I have dry to combination skin and I have tried using a moisturiser for oily skin before (I like to experiment with different skin care products) and that resulted in me breaking out, so that’s why I say it’s best to stick to products for your skin type.
Stick To A Simple Skincare Routine
Now, I wouldn’t say that my skincare routine is the simplest it could be but I have come to learn how to deal with my skin and the products that I can use on it. When I was younger, I would use too many different methods to try and get rid of my spots but I think this actually messed up my skin even more. Now when I have a spot, all I use is tea tree oil and I won’t try to bombard my skin with a lot of different spot-preventing serums.
I do use a day and night moisturiser because I have dry skin and using an oil to moisturise my skin at night helps keep my skin smooth. I also always moisturise my skin every single time I wash my face. Even if you don’t have dry skin I think it is important to do this.
I use my face wash twice a day – in the morning and night. I try a lot of different face washes so I don’t have a favourite one but I do like to buy face washes that have microbeads in them because I feel like they work best for my skin.
I exfoliate my skin around once or twice a week, or mainly when I feel like my pores are clogged up. It’s important not to be too harsh on your skin when you exfoliate so I like to use an Olay Cleansing Brush and Cetaphil Cleanser for this.
Even though I do try a lot of different products I don’t mix around with too many of them at the same time.
Remove Your Makeup Properly and Wash Your Brushes
I think we all know that washing your makeup brushes is necessary, especially if you have acne because you’re continuously using these brushes on your face. If you have acne, I would advise washing your face brushes every time you use them and if you don’t, you should be washing your brushes once a week.
It’s so important to also remove your makeup properly every day because if you don’t, it will clog up your pores. I try not to delay removing my makeup because with my skin, the longer I wear makeup the more irritated it feels by the end of the day. Right now I’m testing out The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil, but I do think the Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water is my favourite makeup remover as well as the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Wipes.
Drink Water and Clean Diet
Everyone says it and you’re probably tired of hearing it, but drinking water is so important for your skin. Ever since I started drinking about 2 liters of water a day I’ve seen a visible difference in my skin.
It’s also important to watch what you eat. I’m not saying you shouldn’t eat any unhealthy food at all, but obviously, everything you eat should be in moderation. Food is my main reason for breakouts, especially when I eat too much chocolate.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
This is an important step to take in your skin care routine to prevent wrinkles or skin pigmentation. Damage from the sun occurs over time, so it’s best to start preventing that now.