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Clear Skin Tips: Your Guide to Acne-Free Living

No matter how old you are and how long you’ve been perfecting your anti-wrinkle skincare routine, there’s one piece of the puzzle that always comes back to haunt you - acne. While we were once promised that we’d ‘grow out of it’ in our 20’s after we finally made our way completely through puberty, the truth of the matter is that acne never really leaves us alone. It seems like it’s always lurking, making an appearance at the worst possible time and place, no matter what we seem to do.

While it may feel like a daunting and unavoidable truth in our journey of life, there are a few ways to fight back against the appearance of acne in your skin, no matter what your age. If you’re ready to finally give acne the boot and unlock a radiant, clear complexion for the year ahead, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some of our top tips for acne-free living to help you get there in no time at all. Keep reading to learn more.

Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse!

It may feel tiring and bothersome to do so, but always make sure to wash your face both at night and in the morning with a gentle cleanser to remove any impurities and keep it feeling fresh and clean. Additionally, add a gentle wash of your face after you sweat, such as from your daily workout or a hike with friends, to remove any pore-clogging elements from your skin. This practice will help keep your skin clear and acne-free.

Resist the Urge to Pop

We all get it - that urge to pop that pesky little pimple (or four!) that randomly appear on our face at the worst possible time. While it may feel necessary and satisfying to give that pimple a little squeeze, resist the urge. By popping pimples, you actually cause more damage to the skin and can prolong its visit while also increasing how visible it is. Skip the pop and continue on with your anti-acne skincare routine instead.

Get Your Rest!

One important part of keeping your skin feeling balanced and at its best is making sure that you get adequate sleep. Think about it - when you skip on sleeping enough, your skin will appear saggy and dull, with more prominent bags under your eyes and wrinkles. This, in turn, can increase the prevalence of acne, as your skin will work overtime to counterbalance these effects, producing more oil.

Don’t Skip the SPF

It may feel like slathering on sunscreen is just adding to the clogging up of your pores, but the truth is actually the opposite! When you don’t wear SPF, you risk your skin being damaged by harmful UV rays from the sun. This damage can cause uneven skin tone and texture as well as burns, which can all lead to acne and acne-scarring. Always make sure to apply the perfect amount of SPF in the morning (and as needed throughout the day) to keep your skin protected from UV radiation and the damage it brings.

Lather on the Moisturizer

Did you know that you should always use a moisturizer, even if your skin feels oily and acne-prone? The truth is that our skin is actually the largest organ in our body and naturally produces oils to help keep it protected. When your skin feels dry, it will work overtime to produce more oils to balance everything out, which can increase the prevalence of acne on the skin. Make sure to keep your skin moisturized with the right cream or gel to keep oil production at its perfect balance.

Masking is Your Friend

With everything that we do throughout the day and our anti-acne and anti-aging skincare routines, our skin can start to feel a bit under the weather, AKA - dull and drab. Try slipping a mask into your weekly routine to add a bit of radiance back to your complexion and get your skin back to feeling its best and brightest. From moisturizing sheet masks to pore-reducing clay masks, there are options out there for everyone and every unique skin’s needs.

Drink Up!

In addition to making sure your skin is well-moisturized, it’s important to keep your body hydrated as well! When your body is dehydrated, it will be reflected in the look and feel of your skin. Dehydrated skin will appear lax and dull, and is more likely to show fine lines and wrinkles. By keeping your body hydrated, you’ll not only feel better but you’ll also look better, too!

Add in a Little Exfoliation

Exfoliation may feel like it’s a bit counterintuitive if you’re on the hunt for acne-free skin. However, it’s actually an important component in clearing up your skin when used properly! Exfoliating products are a great way to remove dead skin cells and release clogged up pores, especially if they are gentle in nature with high-powered and natural ingredients. Try adding an exfoliating cleanser to your routine once a week and increase your use from there to discover the true benefits it holds for your skin.

Get in with a Dermatologist

Sometimes all of the anti-aging skincare and anti-acne products in the world can’t make a difference in your complexion. If you’ve tried everything in the book and feel like you’re trapped, try reaching out to a board-certified dermatologist for an appointment to discuss your options. The issue may be a hormonal imbalance or another issue that can’t be addressed through changing your routine or over-the-counter skincare. It’s time to call in backup to help you get to the root cause!

When it comes to acne, the unfortunate truth of the matter is that it can strike at any age. Whether you’re a pre-teen looking to get started with skin care or more mature and looking for anti-aging skin care, acne is an issue that most of us will end up having to deal with most of our lives. By following the key steps we outlined above and working with a dermatologist, you can help unlock radiant, clear skin and keep your complexion acne-free.

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