Instagram, Pinterest, skincare commercials, and pictures all portray models with flawless, porcelain clear skin. However, even on our “good skin days,” we may still be able to see our pores, acne scars, and some stubborn blackheads. How do we achieve perfect skin? Is perfect porcelain skin even achievable?
First things first, we need to recognize that photoshop is used in the marketing we see for many skincare brands. Skin naturally has texture no matter how healthy your skin may be. Regardless, without a proper skin care regimen and the right products, it is nearly impossible to achieve that naturally flawless, glowing look.
Skin Care Tips & Tricks For Flawless Skin
Most people can’t enjoy clear skin without investing some time and money into caring for their skin. Keep reading to learn tips and tricks that can help you achieve flawless skin.
Stop Touching Your Face
Many people unconsciously touch their face multiple times a day as a result of boredom, exhaustion, anxiety, and stress. Even though we may think our hands are “clean,” touching our phones, steering wheels, keyboards, and other surfaces and then touching our faces can put bacterial, dirt, and other pore-clogging materials on our face — resulting in breakouts. Be mindful of when you might be touching your face, and do your best to stop.
Wash Pillows, Towels & Sanitize Your Phone
Our hands aren’t the only things that may frequently touch our faces and cause a pimple. Our pillows, towels, face masks, and phones can all contribute to acne as face oil, sweat, dirt, old makeup or hair products build up on these surfaces. Wash your pillowcases, face towel, face mask weekly or every other week to reduce acne, and sanitize your phone with a phone-safe disinfectant regularly.
Cleanse Face & Remove Make-up Daily
Our face needs to be cleansed daily to remove excess face oil, dirt, make-up, and other substances that can end up on our faces. Cleansing our face can also remove dead skin cells that can cause blackheads and other acne. Generally, it is best to wash your face once to twice a day depending on your skin type and needs. However, it is always best to wash your face at night before you go to bed, and always remove make-up before going to bed.
Invest in a Skincare Regimen
Establish daily and weekly habits to care for your skin. A consistent skincare regimen can help enhance your skin’s health and keep it clear. A skincare regimen includes washing your face, applying a toner such as the Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 toner, moisturizers, and other products. A daily regimen to follow in the morning includes:
- Cleanse your face
- Apply a toner and moisturizer
- Apply sun defense like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Instant Radiance Sun Defense SPF 40
To learn more about establishing healthy skincare habits, read our Ultimate Summer Skincare Guide.
Choose Make-up & Skincare Products Wisely
Just because the label says a product is to be used on your face doesn’t mean you should use it — not all skincare products are created equal! Products made with fillers, paraffin, and diluted with water (to name a few) can cause your skin to dry out, break out, become irritated, and ultimately be unhealthy. Invest in skincare brands that you can trust like Biologique Recherche, Environ®, Dr. Gross Skincare, Vintner’s Daughter, Cle De Peau, Augustinus Bader, 111Skin and Hampton Sun.
Hydrate & Rest
Hydrating daily with water can not only improve your general health but also improve your complexion as well. Drinking 8 or more glasses of water a day can not only help your skin to stay hydrated and supple, but can also prevent acne and other skin imperfections. Getting 8 or more hours of rest can also make a difference. When you invest in your overall health, your skin will thank you for it!
Practice a Healthy Lifestyle
Hydrating and resting are only part of what it means to have a healthy lifestyle. A balanced, nourishing diet, and limiting alcohol and tobacco consumption can all improve the health of your skin and allow you to feel your best. Activity and exercise can also help to detoxify your body and skin as well as provide overall benefits to your health. When your body is healthy and happy, chances are your skin will be, too.
Know What Your Skin is Telling You
Sometimes acne is a sign of what might be happening in our bodies. For example, acne under your cheekbone can be signs of hormone imbalances, while acne on your chin could be telling you your colon, kidney, or bladder need some TLC. If you are washing your pillows, investing in a skincare regimen, and doing other things to help your skin but still suffering from acne, it may be time to listen to what your skin might be telling you.
We hope you enjoyed these tips for flawless skin! Don’t forget to shop Paul Labrecque for top-quality skin care, hair care, and more. Look amazing and feel amazing with products that work for you.