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How to Get Clear Skin | 140 Ways

Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

Aug 3, 2020

It’s no secret that clear skin is a sort of milestone everyone dreams of achieving. One may even end up Googling different ways to get clear skin but become increasingly confused about which method they should pursue to develop a skin that is pretty and acne-free. So that YOU do not have to Google for hours, we have written this intensely detailed blog about How to get clear skin and included 140 ways through which you can have clear skin.

Skin Care routine to get clear skin
15 Tips to get clear skin
7 Lifestyle factors that affect the skin
Does what you eat affect your skin
10 Essential oils for Skin Care
Treatments for clear skin
30 Natural Ingredients For Clear Skin
20 Effective Homemade Face Packs

 

Skin Care Routine to Get Clear skin

 

Wishful thinking is not going to get us anywhere. So, remember that DREAMING of glowing skin is not going to get us glowing skin.

You know what will? 

A skin-care routine which ought to be stringently followed day and night…..

A daytime regimen and a nighttime regimen for clear skin are going to show drastic improvement only when you follow the right order of applying your skin-care products.

There is just no other way around it. 

 

Your skin needs the skincare products in a specific order so that it can not only receive all the benefits promised by each product but also because we want some of the ingredients of these products to seep into the skin and heal it.

According to Dr. Heather Rogers, a board-certified dermatologist, and dermatologic surgeon, the skin only absorbs a small number of key ingredients even when the skin-care products are applied perfectly. Thus, it is absolutely necessary to follow an order that you can vow to stick to.

 

Morning Skin Care Routine

So you do not have to sleuth around on Google for the PERFECT morning skincare routine, we have it here for you and in the order that will give you the best results.

1. Cleanser

Your morning should not begin with you scrolling through Instagram. Instead, it should begin by splashing your face with warm water and using a cleanser which contains a little bit of everything: cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.

You will also need to decide your skin type before buying and using the appropriate cleanser. 

Is your skin oily, dry or combination of both? 

You must deduce and then choose.

2. Face Wash

Using a face wash which contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, azelaic acid, would be beneficial for you to get clean skin. You should use a foaming face wash in the morning and even as soon as you get home from work.

3. Serum

Serums are not as complex as you think. 

They are super-concentrated and nutrient-rich products that inhibit your skin’s inflammatory response and neutralize the damage caused by the UV rays.

We recommend only antioxidant serums for the daytime.

For oily skin,

use an oil-free, antioxidant serum and for combination skin, use a Vitamin C and ferulic acid-containing serum. As for dry skin, choose a serum that was made using moisture-binding ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and Vitamin B3.

4. Moisturiser

Consider your moisturizer to be a hydrating agent that restores all the best qualities of your skin after it was exposed to the sun, the intermittent weather, and harsh chemicals around you. 

Moisturiser: Morning Skin Care Routine

The best time to apply a moisturizer?

When your skin is still damp. So, apply it right after using the serum. 

Even oily skin requires moisturizing. Think of a moisturizer as the product which provides us with EXTRA-hydration.

Day and night moisturiser

5. Sunscreen

This is the last and final step of your daytime skin-care routine. 

Be assured that following this routine is not time-consuming but immensely rewarding. 

Never leave your house without sunscreen

No matter even if it’s cloudy, the sun’s UV rays can harm skin. Do not skip this step, if you are staying inside too. 

Sunscreen: Morning Skin Care Routine

Before you decide which sunscreen you must buy, know the basic differences between a physical and chemical sunscreen.

Physical sunscreenChemical sunscreen
Physical sunscreen sits on the top of the skinChemical sunscreen absorbs into the skin
It reflects the sun’s raysIt absorbs the UV rays and converts them into heat
Active ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxideActive ingredients are avobenzone, octinoxate, and oxybenzone
It is a more-moisturizing formulationIt is a water-resistant formulation

 

We’d be thrilled if you opt for a physical sunscreen as applying the chemical sunscreen AFTER your moisturizer will delay its absorption and applying it BEFORE your moisturizer will be ineffective.

This theory is corroborated by Dr. Rogers as well. 

Therefore, choose a Zinc-based sunscreen so that it can protect you from both UVA & UVB rays.

 


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Night Time Skin Care Routine

Your skin indeed repairs itself every night. 

However, you still need to pursue a strict nighttime skincare routine that will give your skin exactly what it needs. Here is the order in which you should use your skincare products in the night:

 

1. Cleanser

Experts do not need to remind you that you must remove your makeup before going to bed. After doing so, cleanse with a gentle cleanser.

Introducing Double Cleansing

A method that involves cleansing your face twice. First with an oil cleanser and second, with a water-based cleanser. This second cleanser is more or less a face wash which will hydrate your skin. Remember to buy a face wash that lists glycolic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, and azelaic acid as its primary ingredients.

The intention behind double-cleansing is removing all those stubborn, pore-clogging impurities that can remain on the skin even after washing your face once. 

PLEASE NOTE: Double-cleansing is only recommended at night as at that time, you will have a build-up of dirt and make-up that will need to be washed off.

2. Serum

Your skin tends to repair, restore, and regenerate itself every night. 

Hence, use serums that contain Vitamin A as this will aid in the process of getting clearer skin.

3. Moisturizer

One can even call it a night cream. However, a lot of people may use the same moisturizer for the day as well as night. 

Our recommendation!

Use a night cream as those are different from day creams in the sense that they are thicker, heavier, and meant to take time to absorb. The role of night creams revolves around creating a protective layer which also curbs water evaporation during the night.

Well-hydrated skin equals healthy skin.

If you have oily skin, apply a face oil of your choice and apply the moisturizer right after.

15 Tips to Get Clear Skin

 

15 Tips To Get Clear SkinPDF
Now that both the daytime skincare routine and nighttime skincare routines have been thoroughly discussed, we can get into the fifteen tips that will be life-changing for people who want clearer skin.

However, tips are merely bits of information which you can ignore or take into consideration. Therefore, the onus lies upon YOU for getting better skin.

1. Wash Your Face Twice a Day

Simple but very important!

Wash your face after waking up and before going to bed every day. 

If you cannot manage to do it, at least wash it before sleeping so that the grime, oil, and dust can be removed before it has the time to do any damage.

Individuals with oily skin may be tempted to wash their faces more than two times.

However, doing so can have the opposite effect as the skin will dry out and produce more sebum than before, creating more oil and acne on your face.

15 Tips to get clear skin: Wash face

As for the people with combination or dry skin, we still suggest washing your face twice. And, for people who exercise and sweat, an extra wash is highly recommended!

 

2. Use a mild cleanser

You might start to have the hunch that a cleanser is an answer to all your skin problems. All you have to do is choose the right one and et voila! You’ll be blessed with nourished and beautiful-looking skin.

Cleansers play a humongous role in improving your skin’s quality. And, as is evident from their name“They cleanse!”

For starters, hydrating cleansers are most suited for dry skin. 

This is because they don’t lather but moisturize and clean the skin from the inside out.
A cleanser containing Hydroxyl acids is apt for excessively oily skin as it can disrupt the process of excess oil secretion. 

Mild cleansers for combination skin so that they can remove impurities, unclog pores and make the skin softer and more hydrated than before.

 

3. Exfoliate our Skin

An elusive term for many, we are sure. However, this blog aims to educate you so fully about Skin Care that after finishing reading it, you can independently decide which product and which treatment will give you the best results.

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the skin using a chemical, granular substance, or exfoliation tool.

Imagine using any by rubbing it into or onto your skin so vigorously that all the unneeded skin cells flock to the surface and make your skin brighter and more glorious in the process.

You see, dead skin cells are obstinate. Instead of shedding every 30 days or so, they cling on and take the form of flaky patches or clogged pores. This is precisely when you should exfoliate!

But when to do exfoliation?

Ideally, exfoliation should be done after cleansing and only twice a week. You can even use a scrub to exfoliate. The skincare market is so diverse these days that you will have no problem finding a scrub that will match your skin type.

 


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4. Apply a Moisturiser

Applying moisturizer is a sign that you follow an admirable skincare routine.

But which moisturiser?

Always choose a non-scented lotion which boasts of vitamins such as Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E and SPF 15 in its list of main ingredients.

If it has rave reviews online, even better! 

Avoid this!

Opting for a moisturizer that smells nice and looks nicer is enticing. However, make the wiser choice by buying a product that will compliment your skin, not your vanity. Of course, choosing a lotion according to your skin type is a must

The vitamins will maintain your skin’s moisture levels and the sunscreen will prevent premature lines and wrinkles.

How to choose moisturiser

How to apply?

The rapid, circular motion will stimulate blood circulation and propagate new cell generation.

What’s also unavoidable is using lotion after exfoliating or when your skin feels drier than usual.

 

5. Don’t skip the Sunscreen

While this step may look unnecessary on the surface, it contributes significantly to the deeper layers of your skin. After all, no other product can do what sunscreen does and that is protecting your skin from UV A and UV B rays.

What is SPF in sunscreen

If you have ever wondered what the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number indicates, you’re not alone. It refers to how long it would take for the Sun to redden your skin. Therefore, a sunscreen with SPF 30 would take 30 times longer to burn your skin than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen. Similar to a sunscreen with SPF 50 which incidentally only allows 2% of the UV B rays through your skin.

Now, next time you shop for sunscreens, you will know which SPF number to prefer more.

 

6. Stay Hydrated

Not a day goes by when we don’t recommend drinking 6-8 glasses of water to get glowing skin. 

Remember that the moisture your skin needs can also come from your body.

Keep a large, water-filled bottle close by which can also indicate how much water you have drunk in a day.

 

7. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Consider antioxidants your new favorite, intangible superheroes. 

Why? 

Because they combat pollution, stress and reduce the side-effects of a poor diet.

An antioxidant-rich diet will keep your skin, hair, and nails looking and feeling healthy. Foods which can be included in this diet are:

Blueberries: When eaten regularly, they can repair sun-damaged skin. They also promote the hearty blood circulation in your body.

Dark chocolate: Snack on high-quality dark chocolate when your spirits are low and when you want to reduce the effects of hypotension and hypertension. Think of it this way: by eating dark chocolate, you garner a glow from the inside which reflects on the outside.

Beans: Regular beans and pinto beans both contribute to the reduction of inflammation. They are also enriched with proteins and dietary fiber.

 

8. Get Proper Sleep

A study conducted by the Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA concludes that poor sleep quality is related to signs of aging, limited skin barrier function, and an insecure mindset regarding one’s appearance.

The takeaway from this study is that we all NEED a minimum of 7 hours of sleep to revive our skin.

 

9. Eat Healthy Foods Rich In Amino Acids, Vitamins & Minerals

Nine of the twenty amino acids will be inherited from the food you eat!

All you need to know is that an amino acid deficiency can cause problems with your digestive system, which can later show on your skin as it can appear dull and unattractive.

Amino acid deficiency –> disturbed digestive system –> dull and unattractive skin

Eat Healthy Foods

Consume the following foods to prevent this from happening:

Eggs: Supplied in abundance with vitamins A, D, E, K B2, B6, B12, and minerals like zinc, iron, and copper, eggs are a versatile and delicious food which can leave your skin looking healthy and fresh.

Legumes: There are a variety of members in the huge legumes’ family. Some of them which you can easily incorporate into your diet are peas, chickpeas, peanuts, etc. They can also be key ingredients in a Quinoa salad!

Nuts: From cashews to almonds, all nuts help to boost your energy, gain muscle, and hinder the process of anti-aging in your skin.

 

10. Avoid Popping Pimples

Dr. Pimple Popper makes it sound SO tempting, doesn’t she? 

However, pimple-popping is a strict no-no because it leaves behind scars, dark spots, and rashes and there are chances of spreading your pimples more over your skin.

Avoid Popping Pimples

11. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

It goes without saying that you should. 

Addictive activities such as alcohol and smoking can damage the skin so much that before you know it, your skin will start to look like the worst version of itself.

 

12. Stop Touching Your Face

Consider your hands your ultimate nemesis in this case. The more you pat your face, thinking it’s harmless touching, the more bacteria will transfer onto it and then breed and nurture from thereon.

 

13. Keep Changing Your Pillow Covers

People often overlook this tip, thinking it won’t damage their skin.

Always remember that:

Ø  Cotton pillowcases may make your skin dry, thereafter causing redness and itching.

Ø  If you can afford it, go for pure silk or satin pillowcases as those have been known to reverse the aging process to a certain degree.

Ø  It may be hard to believe but silk contains amino acids which when infused with your skin give it the glimmer it desires.

 

14. Be Consistent While Following Your Skincare Routine

As mentioned before, astringently followed skincare routine at night and during the day will give the best results. Forgetting about either one will not be ideal if your ultimate goal is having clearer skin.

Skincare Routine Invest in your skin

 

15. Remove Makeup Before Going To Bed

Your mother and even your grandmother will give you this tip if prompted. 

As stated before, our skin needs the time and space to revive and if that is obstructed by layers of makeup, this will cause our skin to undergo irreparable damage.

Remove Makeup Before Going To Bed

7 Lifestyle factors that affect the skin

 

1. Poor Nutrition

Not only us but an article also titled ‘Nutritional skin care: health effects of micronutrients and fatty acids’ in Issue 5 of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that many food ingredients will contribute to optimal skin health.

Therefore, an unhealthy diet that provides poor nutrition will compromise the quality and appearance of your skin as it will not be supplied with adequate vitamins or minerals.

2. Excess Smoking

The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke substitutes the oxygen in your skin and the nicotine slows down blood flow, thus making your skin appear almost sallow and dull. 

Due to chain-smoking, your skin will lose its appeal over time.

3. Alcohol Consumption

What they say is true. A glass of red wine once in a while displaces your bland skin tone to a more glowing one. However, overconsumption of alcohol will speed up the aging process, thus cursing your face with wrinkles and fine lines.

4. Stress

Why stress when you can bless yourself with clear skin? 

Two of the many ways to do it is to step out in fresh air as much as you can and deep breathe. If you don’t, stress will cause major hormonal imbalances in your body, thus giving your skin a more “shriveled” look.

5. Sleep

If you deprive your skin of the time it requires to rejuvenate, then you will heavily affect the look and feel of your skin. You will feel tired but your skin might have to pay the price.

The choice lies with you: a beauty sleep or a questionable amount of it.

 


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6. Water intake

Don’t hate, hydrate!

What are we without water? And, more, what is our skin without it? 

To achieve that blemish-free look, sip on tons of water to feel healthier and more confident. It is always recommended to have 6-8 glasses of water a day.

7. Excess Makeup

More often than not, we put on layers and layers of makeup, thinking it will kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. First, the foundation will hide any spots on our skin. And second, we will feel prettier.

However, excess makeup has more cons than pros as it can lead to clogged pores and acne if not cleaned properly.

Follow the tips below for a safer makeup-removal process:

Ø  Wash your face every night, no matter how tired you feel.

Ø Wash your makeup brushes once a week by soaking them in gentle soap or your favorite face wash.

Ø Find suitable makeup products that have been able to live up to the hype and suit your skin type.

Ø  Do NOT share your makeup products.

Ø  Try to keep your everyday makeup look minimal yet enough.

Does what you eat affect your skin

 

Yes, it does. It even reflects on it.

If you are on an all-carb diet which consists of greasy and spicy foods, it will show in the form of acne and excess sebum production. However, there are ways to minimize the bad effects of bad eating. And, they require shifting to a balanced diet that consists of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, etc.

We recommend that you still have cheat days but not without transitioning to a safe and healthy diet first.

 

21 Foods For Clear Skin

1. Fatty fish:

Nosh on salmon or mackerel as they come under this category. They contain Omega-3 Fatty acids that contribute massively to thick and healthy skin.

2. Avocados: 

A treat for the eyes as well as your taste buds, avocados have vitamins A, D, and E. All of these promote healthy and clear skin.

3. Broccoli:

This economically priced veggie provides vitamins A and C; both help in the collagen production process.

4. Green tea:

Indulge in drinking green tea during the day. It is full of antioxidants that will keep inflammation on the skin at bay.

5. Sunflower seeds:

As they contain vitamin E and zinc, they will give exceptional results to people looking to improve their skin and hair quality.

6. Sweet Potatoes:

A versatile food that can be incredibly beneficial for your skin as it contains Vitamins B6, C, D, iron, and magnesium.

7. Citrus Fruits:

Not only do they give a rewarding taste when eaten, but citrus fruits like lemons also lessen wrinkles and oranges contain Vitamin C which reverses the effects of aging.

8. Spinach:

The presence of folate and Vitamin B makes this veggie a superfood. Add it to your diet today and see your skin start to glow from tomorrow.

9. Bell Peppers:

Color doesn’t matter because all types of bell peppers have Vitamin C in them which promotes skin growth and collagen synthesis.

10. Tomatoes:

Eat it raw or as ketchup. Either way, tomatoes’ photochemical named Lycopene boosts collagen strength and fights off the UV rays.

11. Coconut water:

A refreshing drink for the summer, coconut water contains electrolytes that rejuvenate the skin, making it look more youthful and softer.

12. Red grapes: 

The antiviral properties found in grapes can keep your acne and potential breakouts away. Eat them as a sweet snack!

13. Brown rice:

White rice is great but contains carbohydrates. Therefore, prefer brown rice which contains Vitamin B. Consuming them will make your skin almost crystal clear.

14. Soy:

Soy is known to not only even out the texture of the skin but also reduce its puffiness. Transform soy into a veggie or drink it straight from the carton in the form of soy milk.

15. Lean meats/ poultry: 

Fill your diet with beef, chicken, pork, etc. as all of these supply proteins to our body and increase collagen production.

16. Fortified cereals:

Muesli, as well as oats, occupy this category. They make for a great breakfast and keep your skin and hair healthy for eternity.

17. Walnut:

It has healthy Omega-3 fats which strengthen skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep our skin glowing and keeps toxins away which damages the skin cells.

18. Dark Chocolate:

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants which helps in reducing acne inflammation. 

19. Eggs:

Eggs help to hydrate and enhance the elasticity of our skin, and protein helps to repair face tissues. Egg white tightens and tones our skin without harsh chemicals naturally. 

20. Berries:

Berries are high in antioxidants and are power-packed sources of nutrients.

21. Legumes:

For the healing process proteins and energy are much needed, and legumes contain both. It also contains multiple vitamins and minerals too. 

 

But Wait… There are foods which you need to avoid too.

 

 

5 Foods to avoid for clear skin

We had to include a list in this blog that will remind our lovely readers to stay away from foods that could clog their pores and cause breakouts.

1. Oily foods

The science behind why oily foods are bad for your skin is simple IF you pay close attention. When any vegetable oil is heated, it becomes oxidative and releases free radicals in your body. The latter becomes toxic and causes oxidative stress in your cells. Your skin may become inflammatory in the process.

2. Dairy products:

The process of how dairy products can be harmful to our skin is both fascinating and alarming. For instance, milk has a hormonal component in it which activates the oil glands in our skin, thus causing acne breakouts.

Not only that but many lactose-intolerant people are unaware of their condition. They go on drinking milk, not realizing that it can increase their blood sugar levels and cause digestive problems in their gut.

All these inconveniences do not take long to show on your skin.

 


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3. Sugary foods:

Neither is a tiny amount of sugar okay nor a moderate amount. 

Sugar in any quantity harms our skin and body both. Consumption of sugar triggers a process known as glycation in which a sugar molecule and a lipid molecule combine to form advanced glycation end molecules (AGEs). AGEs damage the collagen that keeps our skin firm and fresh.

So, next time you add that extra spoonful of sugar, remember this section of the blog.

4. Spicy foods:

Who doesn’t like spicy foods? 

But before we love them unconditionally, we must know the side-effects of consuming them. Take into consideration the fact that all spicy foods contain acidic Lycopene which can irritate your skin and throw off your pH levels’ balance.

These conditions will cause breakouts on your skin, thus making it redder.

5. Alcohol Consumption:

While a glass of bubbly sounds nice, alcohol can dehydrate your skin, thus making your wrinkles and pores look more prominent. Drinking alcohol will always be appreciated, as long as it is done in moderation. Prefer to drink clear alcohols such as vodka. You can put two and two together, right? Clear alcohol equals to clear skin!

While drifting apart from your favorite foods and drinks is hard, remember that everything has a price. 

And if this price entails you getting a clear skin in the bargain, why stall?

 


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Wait !! Do essential oils really essential for skin care…

10 Essential oils for Skin Care

Essential oils may not be exclusively essential for your skin but they definitely help in perking it up.

Following are the best essential oils you can use to get better skin:

1. Coconut Oil: 

The best word one can use to describe this oil is ‘magical’ as it hydrates your skin and assists it in retaining moisture, thanks to the fatty acids in it.

2. Olive Oil: 

Recognized for slowing down the oxidation process in our body’s cells, this oil prevents premature aging. If applied after sun exposure, it can contribute to killing dangerous cancerous cells.

3. Sunflower Seed Oil: 

Favored by many skincare fanatics, this essential oil reduces the chances of acne and irritation of the skin.

4. Jojoba Oil: 

Your anti-aging process will slow down notably if you use this oil. Labeled as ‘lightweight’, it can do wonders for oily skin and repair the epidermis concurrently.

5. Almond Oil: 

An all-stop solution for dry skin, this essential oil enhances the skin’s appearance and the retinol in the oil reduces the acne.

6. Grape-seed Oil: 

This oil’s healing properties hinder the acne-causing bacteria from seeping deep into the skin and causing breakouts from thereon.

7. Lavender Oil: 

This essential oil has a myriad of benefits. Some of them include retaining skin moisture, reducing redness, and repairing dry skin without making it too greasy.

8. Chamomile Oil: 

Not suitable for people with ragweed allergies, this essential oil still solves many skin problems such as inflammation and dryness.

9. Sandalwood Oil: 

An essential oil that reduces inflammation on your skin and makes it more magnificent.

10. Lemongrass Oil: 

Not suitable for sensitive skin but a life-saver for people with oily skin. This essential oil helps close all your open pores.

Treatments for Clear Skin

 

Medication for Clear Skin

Treatment for acne is also available in the form of medication. Don’t shy away from using it. 

However, resort to it only after you have exhausted all the possibilities of healing from at-home skin care methods.

1. Vitamin C: 

Even the Indian Dermatology Online Journal concurs that Vitamin C as a drug can treat hyperpigmentation and photo-aging. So, next time your dermatologist prescribe this drug, know that it will have the desired effects on your skin.

 

2. Vitamin E: 

People with oily skin tend to have Vitamin E in their dermis and epidermis. When Vitamin E is taken orally, it reaches the skin through the sebum produced from the sebaceous glands.

It can also be applied topically as it is available in creams and makeup.

3. Zinc:

Wound and acne-healing zinc can be taken orally. It assists in collagen production and DNA repair. However, more research is needed to understand the extent of its effects.

4. Antioxidants: 

In a seemingly harmless fight between free radicals (the unstable molecules that cause lots of turbulence at the cellular level) and antioxidants (ones that are made naturally in the skin), one may experience oxidative stress, thus causing hyperpigmentation and acne.

In this case, expert dermatologists recommend that you not only wear sunscreen every day but also apply an antioxidant cream or serum.

5. Glutathione Tablets: 

These tablets cater to reducing the effects of aging

However, there is very little evidence confirming its effects. It is also banned by some federal agencies. It is best to ask your dermatologist about this under-researched drug that promises to tighten drooping skin.

6. Isotretinoin: 

This medicine is prescribed when severe acne does not respond to other treatments. This drug is a retinoid, meaning it is a Vitamin A derivative. 

It has shown to act just as the naturally-occurring Vitamin A would.

7. Tranexa: 

More commonly known as Tranexamic acid, this agent is used to reduce the effects of the pigmentation caused post-UV-rays exposure. 

It has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

8. Vitamin D: 

Vitamin D deficiency is the most often cited cause of acne. 

While it is also known as the ‘sunshine Vitamin’ since you can derive it from sunshine, it is also available in creams and supplements. Taking the former will inhibit bacterial growth and the latter will hinder acne from returning.

9. Iron: 

Wounds on your skin may be caused by an iron deficiency. 

In this case, consider taking iron supplements which can rectify this problem.

10. Vitamin K: 

Certain skin conditions such as stretch marks and spider veins can be reduced after taking Vitamin K in the form of creams. Doctors also use this cream on patients who have recently undergone surgery as it reduces bruising and swelling.

 

15 Treatments for Clear Skin

Now is the perfect opportunity to shed light on some cosmetic procedures which are aesthetically pleasing and give quicker results.

1. Chemical Peels: 

Chemical peels shed the top layer of our skin so that the layer underneath which is supposed to be healthier can come to the surface. It is a dermatologist-approved method known to reduce acne scars, lighten dark spots, and unclog pores.

To avoid getting a harsh reaction from the wrong chemical peel, consult first and according to your skin needs, use it under dermatologist guidance.

2. Low-Level Laser Light Therapy: 

LLLT has become renowned for reducing wrinkles, acne, and burns. It is a non-invasive skin-clearing method which has no adverse side-effects. It helps to kill acne-causing bacteria and improves blood circulation to the skin.

LLLT involves exposing the skin to low levels of red and near-infrared (NIR) light.

3. Intense Pulsed Light: 

The IPL therapy is used to uplift the color and texture of your skin and narrow down the noticeable photoaging. IPL targets chromophores that are capable of absorbing energy. 

This works on principles of photothermolysis, and the radiations are targeted on pigmented parts.

Intense Pulse Light

4. Microdermabrasion: 

You don’t need numbing cream for a procedure which comprises spraying tiny crystals on the outermost layer of the skin to remove it. 

A microdermabrasion machine blasts abrasive crystals on your skin at a high speed.

Microdermabrasion

5. Fractional Q-Switched Laser: 

Another non-intrusive laser treatment that helps to minimize photo-damaged skin. There are no intense side-effects associated with it. This works on the principle of selective photothermolysis.

Fractional Q-Switch laser

6. Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy: 

This is a facial treatment that uses one’s own blood plasma to stimulate collagen production and eliminate lines and folds on any part of the body. 

Plasma is separated from your own blood and then injected into our skin to improve skin quality, complexion, and tone. It is a safe procedure that gives the most organic results.

7. Dermaroller: 

This device is used while micro-needling; when tiny needles prick the skin to promote new tissue generation and lift saggy skin.

It helps to minimize the open pores, improves the appearance of your scars, and tightens the skin.

8. Erbium Glass Laser: 

This skin layer treatment works more on the deeper layers of the skin and spares the epidermis. It has less downtime as it doesn’t damage your skin’s 1st layer i.e. epidermis.

9. Micro-needling Radiofrequency: 

The addition of radiofrequency in this procedure helps reduce acne scarring and propagates collagen production.

Microneedling Radiofrequency

10. Cryoslush: 

This procedure can be used either as a facial or a cleansing treatment in which the cystic acne is subdued. Cold liquid or instrument to freeze and destroy diseased tissue.

11. Electroporation: 

This type of facial will moisturize your skin from top to bottom. The replenished texture will feel smooth and beautiful. Electroporation waves that pass through our skin give a vibration to the local soft tissues.

12. Oxypeel:  

When combined with Electroporation, Fractional Q, or a chemical peel, it can exfoliate the dead cells from the face and take out the impurities from the skin. This also helps in rejuvenating your skin.

13. Carbon Peel: 

This is another non-invasive laser treatment that treats enlarged pores and blackheads on the face. 

Carbon peel.

14. Dermapen:

Dermapen for skin also known as micro-needling is increasingly being accepted by the people. It is one of the most innovative skin rejuvenation therapies for treating various skin problems. Dermapen helps the skin to repair itself.

15. CO2:

By making use of a carbon dioxide laser, the topmost layer of the face on which there is maximum scarring is removed.

Co2 laser for skin

Do you know!!! Even natural ingredients help in wonders for our skin…..

30 Natural Ingredients For Clear Skin

30 Natural Ingredients for Clear SkinPDF

Aesthetically-pleasing methods that can enhance the appearance of your skin can be employed at home too. 

Following are the ingredients which will help massively:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Abrasive for some, beneficial for many, this ingredient increases blood flow which escalates the healing process of acne scars.

 

2. Tomato:

Tomato paste can work exceptionally for reducing dark circles.

3. Turmeric:

The ultimate ingredient to make any skin type glow. Mix with some other important ingredients and let that skin shine.

4. Lemon:

Acidic lemon can be too harsh for people with sensitive skin Nevertheless, it can diminish wrinkles.

5. Honey:

This sweet ingredient has sweeter properties such as balancing out the bacteria on your skin and making recurrent acne go away.

 


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6. Potato:

An enzyme called Catecholase in potatoes decreases dark spots and dark circles.

7. Rose Water:

This extremely-hydrating ingredient will make your skin fresh and clear. Spray it on your face twice a day!

8. Oatmeal:

Linoleic oil and Oleic acid are anti-inflammatory agents in oatmeal which help to reduce skin rashes.

9. Aloe Vera:

This ingredient speeds up collagen synthesis and makes your stretch marks go away in basically no time.

10. Green Tea Extract:

This ingredient can be applied to the face after boiling it to get blemish-free skin.

11. Yogurt:

The cooling effect after applying yogurt can be unforgettable for anyone who also craves a smooth and silky skin texture.

12. Tea Tree Oil:

Use this oil in diluted form when treating mild to moderate acne. Use it undiluted when treating pesky acne.

13. Milk:

The best remedy for when you don’t want dirty skin which erupts with blackheads every other second.

14. Besan (Gram Flour):

The Zinc found in Besan is ever-ready to fight off the bacteria that cause acne.

15. Cucumber:

This hydrating vegetable promises to hydrate your skin too. It also contains fibers that remove toxins from the dermis.

16. Papaya:

Your skin will be resurrected from the mess it was. This super-fruit helps to slow down aging.

17. Banana:

Vitamin A in a ripe banana will give you scintillating and hydrated skin.

18. Sandalwood Oil:

The cooling effect of this oil on the skin is unmistakable. It also heals acne scars and makes your skin blemish-free.

19. Cinnamon:

This anti-fungal ingredient reduces blemishes and promotes blood flow to the skin.

20. Fish Oil Supplements:

The Omega-3 Fatty acids in this ingredient will not let spots stay on your skin for long.

21. Coffee:

Coffee as a face-mask ingredient can help with sunspots and redness.

22. Multani Mitti:

Fuller’s Earth is best for oily and acne-prone skin.

23. Mint:

With mint having salicylic acid and antioxidant prosperities, it will treat acne scars effectively.

24. Walnuts:

Walnuts attract the moisture from the air and let it settle into the topmost layer of the skin, keeping it hydrated.

25. Neem:

Seen as a torchbearer for removing acne, this anti-inflammatory and the anti-irritant ingredient is one of the best.

26. Carrots:

This Vitamin-A-bearing vegetable helps with collagen production and prolongs the elasticity of our skin.

27. Egg:

The proteins in egg whites help to tighten your open pores.

28. Orange:

The retinol in orange peels can make the acne scars on your face disappear in weeks, if not days.

29. Tulsi:

Grounded Tulsi leaves will brighten your skin tone and clear out your pores.

30. Saffron:

The medicinal properties of this ingredient will clear out your acne before you have time to whine about it.

 

Do You Know!!!

 

With all these above ingredients we can make multiple face packs which can help us to make our skin healthy and glowing.

20 Effective Homemade Face Packs

20 Effective Homemade Face PacksPDF

Read through this brief list which includes all homemade face mask combinations that will not be volatile on your skin.

  1. Oatmeal + Lemon Juice + Honey
  2. Rose Water +Lemon Juice
  3. Turmeric + Olive Oil
  4. Besan + Rose Water + Milk
  5. Fruit Pack (Ripe Banana, Papaya, Cream/Milk, lemon juice)
  6. Turmeric + lemon juice + yogurt
  7. Sandalwood Powder + Cucumber + Rose Water
  8. Potato + Honey + Rose Water
  9. Honey + Cinnamon
  10. Soaked Rice grind + Yogurt + Lemon juice
  11. Wheat Flour + Tomato Juice + Turmeric + Raw Milk
  12. Coffee + Besan + Yogurt + Lemon juice
  13. Multani Mitti + Aloe Vera Gel + Turmeric + Rose Water
  14. Tomato + Lemon
  15. Cinnamon + Oatmeal + Milk
  16. Lemon + Almond Oil
  17. Coconut oil + Tea tree oil
  18. Yogurt + Honey
  19. Neem + Tulsi + Turmeric
  20. Sandalwood oil + Jojoba Oil + Honey

 

Conclusion

Skin is the largest organ of our body and it is also the organ that gets exposed to sunlight the most. Its delicateness alone calls for us to take care of it the best way we can. Therefore, we should eat well, sleep well, and feel well to live the dream of having clear skin. 

Remember how we envisioned waking up with a glowing skin texture at the start of this blog? Maybe, that moment will become a reality soon. 

 

What should not be forgotten is that clear skin cannot be achieved overnight. 

If it took time to build Rome, it’s going to take a considerable amount of time to get clear skin, right?  All the humanly possible methods and treatments that could help you get clear skin have been mentioned in this blog. 

Now, it is your time to shine (almost literally). 

You can either choose a home-based method or a method that requires going to a cosmetic surgeon for an aesthetically-uplifting procedure. 

Everything depends on you, your lifestyle, and how much effort you are willing to put to get clear skin. 

Keep practicing your respective skincare routines, keep changing your bedding, keep a separate towel for your face and body after showering, and eat food that is known to be healthy through and through.  

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