While you could certainly get clear and glowing skin in minutes with the help of concealer and quality foundation, chances are that deep inside you won’t be satisfied. Makeup is an art and although wearing it can be fun, it is still pretty much like wearing a mask. Your enlarged pores, acne scars, dark spots and other imperfections are still there.
Another problem with this daily coating of makeup is that it does more harm than good when you are on the hunt for clear skin. The makeup itself can block the pores while the brushes spread germs and bacteria around your face. This bacteria can cause spots. You scrub the face with powerful cleansers in a bid to rid your face of the bacteria and in doing so, you rid the skin of the good oils it needs in order to be clear. It’s a vicious circle but it’s a circle you CAN break with the right information.
Today we are going to look at home remedies to make your skin clear and glowing naturally. It is a long term strategy that will improve the quality of your skin and will truly help you get a better face.
Apple Cider Vinegar – The Fastest Way to Clear Skin!
While there are many things you could try out, there is one underestimated remedy you don’t get to hear about a lot. Apple cider vinegar is an excellent way to unclog pores and reduce their size, fade blemishes and treat acne. Say goodbye to your blackheads, whiteheads and other annoyances; all you need to do is to mix one part of ACV with one part of water and use as facial tonic twice daily.
This will clear up your skin and improve complexion almost overnight. Well, you should definitely see the difference in about three days to a week. The only issue with this remedy is that you have to continue doing it to maintain results and some people tend to get results quicker than others, but eventually it does work for everyone. More on that here.
Yes honey, it’s honey again!
Honey is awesome in so many ways and it’s no surprise that it can benefit our skin as well. Thanks to its antibacterial and hydrating properties honey makes an awesome facial mask that will
- help to get rid of uneven skin tone,
- clear up your skin fast,
- get you glowing youthful skin.
Combine 1-2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice and add a spoon of honey. Apply to your face for 15 minutes then rinse. If you get uncomfortable stinging sensation, don’t worry it will go away in a minute or so.
How to keep skin clear in winter
If you suffer from seasonal acne when you have acne breakouts in winter, you too can benefit from lemon and olive oil mask. Olive oil will treat dry irritated skin while citric acid contained in lemon will help to clear up your skin. You need about 20 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice diluted in one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
How to cure acne if you have sensitive skin
You must be especially careful if you have sensitive skin. It is hard to tell whether home remedies above are safe in your particular case, but what you can do is to experiment. If you would like to try apple cider vinegar remedy, dilute smaller quantity of ACV in greater quantity of water and apply on a small area and see how it goes. If your skin can tolerate that try increasing the proportion.
Same goes for honey and lemon remedy. Lemon is more likely to irritate your skin so start with just a few drops of lemon and a spoon of honey. Be careful and listen to your skin!
Here are some more tips on how to keep your skin clear and glowing:
While we all rush to powerful facial cleansers in a bid to get perfect skin tone, again, you are probably doing more harm than good. You are better off going to for a more natural option without all the muss and fuss attached to it. The less perfumed the cleansers are, the better, and make sure that you always rinse properly.
Soap is never a good idea when it comes to cleaning your face so the very next thing you should do is stop using it. Also, if you go for a cleaning product that is designed for your skin type, you will look much better for it – it is designed to help after all.
The skin on the face is delicate so you should probably avoid using the usual exfoliators that you would use on the rest of your body. This area should be treated with extreme caution. Go for a facial exfoliating scrub for your face to help rid the top layer of dead skin cells; this allows for new skin cells to grow.
The scrubbing motion will encourage more blood to the area and this will improve circulation. It’s not just the product itself that can help you get clear skin; the action is just as important.
It’s all good and well getting down to basics but you will need to add something extra to the mix to ensure that everything is well protected and this is definitely the case for the hotter, summer months. You should be using sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater.
You want clear skin, not damaged skin. You should be using daily moisturizer that contains an SPF all year round (yes, winter too!) and this will give it a nice added boost to protect against any future sun damage.
For a few extra freebie tips, why not try the following. They can also help you to get clear skin!
- Drink plenty of water! This helps to flush any bad stuff and toxins out of the body but better than that, it ensures that the whole body gets the hydration it so desperately craves. Drink more water and you will have better skin in just a few days. Trust us!
- Avoid junk food! This just pumps the body full of bad stuff and your skin will show this.
- Use natural products such as olive oil facial masks and almond oil in a natural moisturizing base cream to add baby-smooth complexion to the benefits!