The 5 commandments for clear skin
We all want clear, radiant skin but sometimes it’s easier said than done. The condition of your skin comes down to a combination of genetics and lifestyle, but there are a few steps you can take to clear up your complexion. To do it the natural way, follow these clear skin tips:
Cleanse morning and night
Cleansing is the essential first step of any routine. Even if you’re tired, don’t skip this step or use a wipe or any old cleanser – go for a gentle one that won’t strip the skin or upset its pH balance. In the morning, cleanse to refresh the skin and lift any sweat or dirt that accumulated overnight. In the evening, the best thing to do is double cleanse to ensure you get rid of everything that’s built up throughout the day – first, use a cleansing oil such as our Nourishing Cleansing Oil to remove makeup, dirt and grime, and then use a regular cleanser such as our Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser to deeply cleanse your skin.
Stick to a skin care ritual
After cleansing, use one of our toning facial mists to purify, soothe and balance your skin. Follow up with our Activating Water Essence to boost hydration, then apply a serum such as our Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum to help hydrate and restore your skin. Seal in hydration with a nourishing moisturiser or facial oil – our Skin Balancing Face Oil is suitable for all skin types and can be applied directly to the face to deeply nourish and balance skin. New to face oils? Read our Everything You Need to Know About Face Oils for everything you need to know.
Stop touching your face
We all touch our faces throughout the day – whether it’s resting our face in our hands, picking blemishes or unconsciously touching areas of the face. But in doing so, bacteria can be transferred from your hands to your face, which can lead to congested skin. If you have spots, use a spot treatment instead of popping them and make an effort to minimise how many times you touch your face. The same principle applies to your phone, too – sanitise the screen with an antibacterial wipe once a day and use earbuds when making calls wherever possible.
Choose skin care products that suit your skin concern
Your skin concern should dictate the products you use as you’ll have different needs accordingly - if you use the right products, they’ll absorb into your skin and work more effectively (read our Understanding Your Skin Type if you’re unsure). If you have acne-prone skin, be careful not to over-treat it and only apply the recommended amount of product as per the packaging.
Look at your diet and lifestyle
It’s not just skin care products – you can take on a few diet and lifestyle habits for clear skin, too. Drink at least 2L of water a day and enjoy foods rich in omega-3s and vitamins A, B and C (read our guide to skin-loving wholefoods). Exercise regularly to boost circulation, help reduce stress and give skin a healthy flush, and try to 5 ways to combat stressed-out skin (our stress hormones increase oil production, so you’re more likely to break out when you’re stressed).
Get the clear complexion you’ve always wanted by taking care of your skin from the inside out. Shop our skin care range here to help clear congestion and boost radiance, naturally.