Skip to main content

5 steps to maintaining clear skin




 We all try endless amounts of skincare products, in the hope that they will give us the clearest, most youthful and wrinkle free skin we long for. As much as I love skincare (which is a lot) I can hold my hands up and say that I know products aren't miracle workers, and when it comes to blemishes, sometimes you just can't control them. My skin is relatively clear most of the time, however, a week before and after my time of the month is a little rocky with spots appearing on my chin and in between my eyebrows. When I'm not going through those two rocky weeks I really make sure I take care of my skin, and abide by the following five points in maintaining clear skin.

1- Don't touch-  

Yes, don't touch your face. A lot of my friends and family will tell you, I'm really funny to anyone touching my face. You carry so much bacteria on your hands that rubbing your forehead, or cheeks could transfer dirt and bacteria that can lead to a breakout. If you need to touch your face then make sure to clean your hands first. I carry around an antibacterial gel most of the time and am loving this Carex one. Matching my hand wash at home and smells yummy.

2- Plenty of H20- 

When I'm at work I drink from a water bottle and end up drinking so much I'm constantly peeing. When I'm at home, I'm the opposite and am trying to make a conscious effort to drink more. Drinking plenty of water (8 glasses) throughout the day helps to flush toxins out, carry nutrients around the body and can help maintain clear skin. So buy yourself a fancy cup and lets get drinking! I've got a nice fancy cup from Primark and they have such a big range right now.

3- Clean flannel / muslin- 

 Some might call say I change my flannel too often (every two days) but if I could, I'd change it every day. I just can't keep up with the amount of washing I have now let alone a constant supply of flannel circulating. I use one side one day, and the other side the next. It not only helps to clean and cleanse your skin alongside your cleanser, but also gently exfoliates the skin getting rid of dead skin. I buy my flannels anywhere but do love the Ikea ones.

4- Change your pillowcase-

When people tell me they haven't changed their pillowcase for a couple of weeks, I shudder at the thought of the bacteria built up that they are happy to place their face on. I change my case twice a week and have a stash of plain cases in grey and white making sure they all match my duvet covers. You just can't go wrong with Primark in terms of pillowcases, as they do some really cute designs that are neutral and cheap. Changing your pillowcase should be done at least once a week as whilst you sleep you sweat, oil from your head rubs on your pillow, dribble the lot. So change it up folks!


5- Routine- 

Following a solid routine is vital in helping your skin look its best and keep it clear. Everyone's routine will be different due to everyone's individual skin types, etc but also our skin needs are slightly different because of that. For example, if I use too many rich products that are thick my skin drinks, and holds onto it and then break out. I personally use a makeup remover, cleanser, toner, acid toner, serum, eye cream and a good moisturiser. Every now and again will throw in a face mask to help draw out impurities. As well as having a solid routine, it's also really good to change it up now and again to keep your skin on its toes. If you'd like an updated skincare routine, please comment below. 

Do you follow all of these steps? Are there any steps you'll now try to do? 

xoxo

Comments

  1. This are really god tips :) I think people often forget that changing your pillow case is very important!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! So many people I know change theirs when they change their duvet cover!!!! My skin would not be happy xo

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

For The Love Of Cucumbers and Skincare

AD with Yes To Good morning and happy National Cucumber Day! I love cucumbers! There, I said it. I like to eat them, drink them in juices and smoothies, and even like them in my skincare routine. Over the last couple of months I've really struggled with my skin. Getting hard lumps under the skin, and rash like breakouts that were super persistent and refused to die down. I thought about whether or not I was using too many different products and clogging up my skin, or it was just down to stress or something. All I knew was that I had to give something a go and hope for it to work it's magic on my problem skin as it was getting me down. What a day to share my love of cucumbers and my love of the  Yes To Cucumber  range with you cuties. Make yourself a cheese (vegan cheese if you're like myself) and cucumber sandwich and take a read about a range you'll want try!  It may shock you to see an entire range made with cucumbers, but it's actually a

How To Read More & What I Read In May

*gifted items and affiliate links Hi mates, it's been a while!  So, I've had quite a few requests to create a blog post all about how I read so much. Don't get me wrong there are loads of people out there that read way more than me. But I average 4 books a month, however with lockdown in the UK I've been able to rack up my monthly average.  Let's just jump straight in to how I read as much as I do. 1 ~ Choose books you WANT to read This sounds super obvious, however I myself have been known to follow book trends and pick up a book because it's all over the gram, or because my favourite influencer has told me to read it. Doing so can result in books you just don't get in the flow of reading and books you don't want to actively pick up.  Know what genres you like to read. Know what authors you like and do some digging to make sure you pick wisely. Sometimes you will be disappointed with a book that you feel you should of enjoye

Easy To Make Zero Waste Coffee Body Scrub

I'm back on this blogging hype and I'm feeling super inspired to get my space of the internet up and running again. Basically I thought I knew what I was doing in the back end of my blog (theme, settings etc) and for a few months I couldn't do anything until my friends life saver boyfriend sorted it for me! So, lets jump into a cosmetic, zero waste body care at home post and something I'm loving using in my daily shower routine.  It doesn't cost the earth, makes your skin ultra soft, and all you need are things from the kitchen cupboard.   I don't know if you've seen the companies selling coffee scrub or very similar products for around £6 and up, so making something like this thats fresh and uses up a waste bi-product and cupboard essentials means you're saving money as well as saving the purchase of a product!  Items I use in my homemade body scrub: * Coffee Grounds * Coconut Sugar 4tbp * Vanilla Extract 3tsp First things first, the co