Maintaining clear and smooth skin might sound difficult, and I agree – everyone gets breakouts or the occasional pimple. However, these 5 tips will definitely help keep your skin youthful and clear!
1) Have a consistent skincare routine
This one is so, so important! Make sure to wash your face with a cleanser in the morning, and before you go to bed. I love to use The Face Shop Chia Seed Fresh Bubble Foam. It definitely washes away all of the oil I have on my face, but not too much that my skin feels stretched.
After cleansing, make sure you use toner. If you don’t know what toner actually does to help your skin – well, it does so many things! It helps further remove excess oil and/or dirt, and helps prevent pimples as well. I have a couple of toners that I love, including the Estee Lauder Toning Lotion, and the Dr Belmeur Clarifying Toner. Currently I’m using the Dr Belmeur because I ran out of the Estee Lauder one 😞but honestly, they’re both so great!
Next step is serum! Also mentioned in my January Favourites Blog, my current favourite is the Innisfree Whitening Pore Synergy Serum – it is so amazing! Another serum that I really love is The Face Shop Chia Seed Serum – it’s very moisturising! Honestly, I’m just in love with the whole Chia Seed line 😂
Now onto lotion! I’m currently using another Dr Belmeur product – the Clarifying Moisturizer – and I definitely think it moisturises my skin without making it oily, which is a huge plus!
This is my skincare routine at the moment, and it’s working great! I’ll keep you guys updated if you would like!
– Chia Seed Fresh Bubble Foam
– Estee Lauder Multi-Action Toning Lotion/Refiner
–Dr Belmeur Clarifying Toner
– The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum
– Dr Belmeur Clarifying Moisturizer
2) Never go to bed without washing off your makeup
You’re skin regenerates new skin cells more at night, so if you’re pores are clogged due to the makeup – you are much more prone to getting a breakout or bad skin. I know a lot of people use micellar water to remove their makeup, but personally, I’ve always used a cleansing oil and foam to remove my makeup, and it does wonders not just in removing the makeup, but also to my skin as well!
The cleansing oil and foam that I use is from Sulwhasoo, which I absolutely love. Their oil and foam are my holy grails! Another oil and foam I love is from Clinique. If you want to purchase these items, I recommend going to The Cosmetics Company Store – they sell skincare and makeup at lower prices compared to the retail price. I mean, who doesn’t want products for cheaper?
– Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil EX
– Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam
– Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil
– Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam
3) Apply sunscreen daily
This might seem unnecessary, but trust me, it definitely helps – especially here in Australia, where the UV rays damage your skin even during winter. Make sure you’re applying a thick layer of sunscreen at least once per day – preferably SPF50+ to get the most protection from the sun. As you guys probably know, one of the main causes of premature aging is sun exposure – so always remember to put that sunscreen on before you leave the house! Better yet, integrate sunscreen into your daily skincare routine!
My recommendations for sunscreen are:
– Missha All Around Safe Block Aqua Sun Gel (I mentioned this in my January Favourites blog – honestly the best sunscreen I’ve tried so far!)
– Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing UV Protection Fluid (this one is also amazing but it’s quite high-end)
4) Know what type of skin you have
The products and routine I mentioned above might not work for you if you have a different skin type to me. Personally, I have combination skin – so I have more oil on my forehead and T-zone compared to other parts of my face. Always remember to use products that work for you. I recommend asking the staff at whatever skincare store you go into for advice – they usually know which products work for which skin type.
5) Don’t touch your face
This might sound strange, but don’t touch your face! Your hands collect quite a lot of bacteria and dirt – it makes sense though, we do a lot of things with our hands – and if that gets on your face? It is definitely not good for your skin. Just keep that in mind 😊