August 23, 2012
Sometimes, obtaining the clear skin you’ve always wanted may seem like an impossible task. No matter how many tricks you try, it may be that your face keeps getting breakouts. Though there’s no surefire way to avoid breakouts, there are a few steps you can take to increase your skin health and to get clearer, smoother skin.
Here are four lifestyle tips for getting clear skin:
- Living healthy is the best possible thing you can do for your skin. Skin moisturizers and cleansers can have a very positive effect, but only when used in combination with exercise. In other words, all the creams and lotions in the world will only have a minimal effect if you’re spending all your time sitting on the couch and eating junk food.
- Exercise five or six times a week, for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Eat a balanced diet, with multiple servings of fruits and vegetables. Avoid junk foods (and junk drinks, like soda) as much as possible.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Wash your face at least once during the day. Use an oil-free cleanser to rid your face of dirt and bacteria that can clog your pores and result in breakouts.
- Wash your hands several times a day. People touch their faces many, many times every day. Washing your hands on a regular basis (and then using skin moisturizer on them at the end of the day, so they don’t get too dry) will prevent oils and bacteria from getting onto your face and causing problems.
- Avoid touching your face as much as possible. This is related to the above step. Just for an hour or so, try to pay conscious attention to the number of times you touch your face—you may be surprised by how often it occurs. It’ll take effort, but reducing the amount of times you touch your face could do wonders for your skin health.
There is no guaranteed way to prevent acne or other skin problems. However, the above steps are safe, healthy, and natural ways to reduce your chances of a breakout. If you want to learn more about skin care—or if you’d like to share your knowledge with others—talk to your Utah esthetic school.