Beautiful, clear, and glowing skin is something that everyone desires, but not everyone is born with it. Luckily, many skincare habits and products can help achieve a healthy and radiant complexion.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and is a protective barrier against environmental factors like UV rays, pollution, and bacteria. However, it can become dry, dull, and prone to acne and other skin impurities if we do not care for it properly. That’s why developing a regular skincare routine is crucial for maintaining healthy and radiant skin.
In this article, we will explore some of the best practices for achieving clear skin.
Skincare Habits for Clear Skin
The first step to achieving clear skin is to ensure it is clean. Dirt, oil, and makeup can clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Therefore, wash your face twice daily, in the morning and at night. When you wake up, wash your face with a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. If you wear makeup daily, remove it before bed and rewash your face in the morning. This simple step helps set up healthy habits for clearer skin. Remember that many facial treatments can help fight skin impurities, but nothing beats regular cleansing.
Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, making it look dull and uneven. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is an excellent way to fight these skin impurities and keep pores clean. If you’re new to exfoliating, start with a few drops to test on your skin to ensure it won’t irritate you.
We recommend using an exfoliating scrub or a chemical exfoliant—it will help reveal fresh, new skin underneath and improve skin texture. Mayerling formulated just the perfect product for you–a highly effective yet gentle, triple-action cleansing exfoliant. It has naturally derived oil cleansers, glycolic acid, and fine-grain exfoliators to cleanse and decongest the skin, unveiling healthy-glowing skin thoroughly!
Use a Toner
A toner is a great way to remove dirt or makeup from your skin. It can also help balance your skin’s pH, making it more receptive to other products you apply afterwards. If you’re using an alcohol-based toner, ensure it has at least one percent salicylic acid (this ingredient helps prevent breakouts). If not, consider switching over because they tend to be gentler on sensitive skin types than water-based formulas. More importantly, they are less likely to irritate if used daily!
We can’t stress this enough; hydration is essential for healthy-looking skin! Moisturise your face daily with a product that suits your skin type and helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance. If you have oily skin, choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser. For dry skin, choose a heavier cream-based product. Try one of our best skin renewal products, ADEC Vitamin Facial Moisturiser, formulated for normal to dry skin and incredibly effective for sensitive skin. It provides steady, time-released moisture to help smooth, nourish, and retexturize the skin’s appearance for a flawless, more radiant finish.
The sun is not friendly all the time, mate! But sunscreen will always be your best friend. Whether you’re at the beach, hiking, or just walking around town, it’s essential to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. We recommend our best Tinted Moisturiser, SPF30+, formulated with 30+ sun protection. A tinted finish to cover imperfections and the added benefits of moisturising and nourishing skincare ingredients. Apply it 20 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours, even on cloudy days. Have fun under the sun!
Eat a healthy diet
You can buy all the skin renewal products, but without a healthy diet, it won’t be worth it. What you eat can also affect your skin’s appearance. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can provide the vitamins and nutrients necessary for healthy skin. These foods are packed with antioxidants that help fight free radicals–the leading cause of ageing and acne.
A few good examples of antioxidant-packed foods include:
- Berries like raspberries and strawberries
- Tomatoes (the lycopene found in red tomatoes has been shown to reduce the risk of developing cancer)
- Dark chocolate (yes! You read that right!)
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water. It keeps your body hydrated, which helps keep your skin healthy and glowing. It also helps flush out toxins from the body, preventing breakouts. The recommended amount of water daily is eight 8-ounce cups (about 2 litres).
If you’re not a fan of plain H2O, try adding slices of lemon or cucumber for an extra boost in vitamin C!
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is a great way to help your skin stay clear. The body repairs itself during sleep, including the skin, which can be damaged by stress and environmental factors like UV rays.
If you’re having trouble getting enough shut-eye, try setting the alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual. This way, you can wake up at the same time each morning (even on weekends). It will help train your body to fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning without feeling groggy.
Choose the Best Skin Renewal Products
Many products are available for mature skin, but not all are created equal. Choosing a product specifically designed for your skin’s needs and clinically tested is crucial.
Practising skincare habits are essential for maintaining healthy and radiant skin. By developing a regular skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising, sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle, you can help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. So, take care of your skin, and it will take care of you!
Your most significant investment is yourself, so only settle for what your skin deserves. Check out Mayerling products to guide you through that youthful, glowing skin. To learn more, contact our direct line on 02 9909 0935 today.