It can be really confusing to know what to do to get amazing skin, there’s a lot of different suggestions, advice, products and recommends around. You want to take care of your skin, whether you have acne or not, because your skin is the largest organ on your body that protects you from the sun, wind, and rain.
Who doesn’t want great-looking skin? Here, we’ve created an easy day-to-night routine.
1. Start by knowing your skin type. Then you’ll know how to take care of it.
Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough. Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores. Combination skin is dry in some spots (cheeks) and oily in others (forehead, nose, and chin). Sensitive skin may sting, burn, or itch after you use some makeup or other products. Normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.
You can dry your skin by washing it too much, so once a day is fine for most people. In the morning, rinse your face with warm water. Use a soft towel to pat it — not rub it — dry. At night, washing with a cleanser or gentle soap helps get rid of the day’s dirt and makeup. If you exercise, you may want to wash your face afterward with a gentle cleanser. Sweat can clog your pores and make acne worse.
You may think you’re too young to need moisturizer or your skin is too oily, but all skin needs moisture. Moisturizers help keep your skin from drying out. Use it every day, no matter what skin type you have. If you have acne or your skin is oily, find a moisturizer that is lightweight and oil-free, so it doesn’t block your pores.
4. Put on Sunscreen
The sun can damage your skin in only 15 minutes. Even though you’re young, you can get skin cancer. Look for sunscreen that works against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Wear it every day, even if it’s not sunny and even if it’s cold. The sun’s rays can reflect off water, sand, and snow. Reapply every two hours.
5. Don’t Wear Makeup to Bed
Leaving makeup on your skin can clog your pores and cause acne. Use a gentle cleanser or makeup remover to wash it off. Use a soft wash cloth or cotton pads. If you use acne medicine, use it when your face is clean.
6. Food and Sleep for Healthy Skin
Keep your skin healthy by eating smart. Eat lots of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. Choose lean proteins like chicken, fish, lean meat, beans, and eggs. Watch foods that are high in cholesterol, trans fats, saturated fats, salt, and sugar. And get plenty of sleep for good health and to avoid dark circles, fine lines, dull skin, and other side effects of bad rest.
7. Relax! Even stress can make you break out.