1. Don’t over wash your face. We can all be guilty of this, but it can strip your skin of natural oils.
2. Avoid over exposure to the sun. There are so many suncare products on the market, and tanning products to offer up a solution. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that’s marked “broad-spectrum,” meaning it fights both burning UVB rays and wrinkle- and skin-cancer-causing UVA ones. Make sure you also opt for at least an SPF30 on a daily basis, and 45 when you’re in the sun.
3. Reduce dairy and sugar intake. They may not cause spots but they certainly make them worse. You are what you eat right?
4. If you have a pimple brewing, keep a bottle of Visene or Clear Eyes in the freezer. Take a cotton bud and dab it in the solution and dab onto your pimple. Instant fix.
5. Dont put too many unnecessary products on your face. Some are over rich and often people assess the symptoms rather than the cause of their skin type. A simple regime that is repeated is far more effective, especially when teamed with healthy eating and exercise.
6. Exfoliate, but in the right way. Exfoliation gets rid of gross old dead skin cells, smooths fine lines, and improves skin texture and tone. However studies have shown that overusing chemical exfoliants, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) found in glycolic or lactic acids, increases sensitivity to UV rays which can eventually lead to wrinkles, lines and sundamage.
7. Choose the right moisturizer for you. For oily skin: an oil-free lotion (duh), for dry skin: try a thick cream with hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which draws in water, for break out prone: opt for a lotion or gel instead of a cream, for sensitive skin: try fragrance-free.
8. Minimize your pores. Clear them up by switch to an exfoliating cleanser that contains between .5 and 1 percent salicylic acid, and use it twice a week maximum (for the reasons that we mention above. When you’re applying makeup, you can then disguise your pores with powder.
9. Get rid of shine. Being radiant is one thing, but being oily or looking sweaty is certainly aother. Use a mattifying moisturizer with SPF, coupled with a powder foundation that helps to set your makeup, and make sure you carry around oil-blotting sheets for touchups.
10. Reduce dark circles. To minimize any looming circles, dab on an eye cream containing light diffusers, and it do its magic for around ten to fifteen minutes. This not only helps with circles, it makes sure your makeup doesn’t crease. Choose a concealer color that matches your skin tone exactly. Going a shade lighter will just draw attention to the area and is a total makeup myth.