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by Christine GlasgowOctober 18, 2016

The desire to get clear skin is not something new: for thousands of years, man has been looking for a way to achieve the perfect skin texture.

There are stories of ancient Egyptians bathing themselves in different natural substances, like milk and yogurt, to improve their skin tone. In fact, there are numerous very well-quoted references which state that Cleopatra, a famed figure in Egyptian history, used to bathe in milk every morning. Before you continue on with this article, I want you to do something. I want you to stand up and take a close, hard look in the mirror. Look at your face very closely, and observe all of the blemishes and marks on your skin. Take a close look at all those tiny imperfections, the pimple protruding from the corner of one cheek, the black spots on your nose, and any scars or discoloration that you might see.

If you take proper care of your skin already, you might not see all of the things I have mentioned. However, the fact that you are reading this article indicates that you don’t know how to properly care for your skin.

Having all of these imperfections on your skin isn’t anything bad. It just indicates that you need to take care of yourself a bit more. Your skin doesn’t require a lot of attention; sparing simply ten minutes a day is all that’s needed to get perfect, clear-looking skin. In this article, I have compiled a series of simple, easy-to-perform tips that can help you maintain clear, good-looking skin.


How to Get Clear Skin- Lifestyle Changes

Making simple lifestyle changes can actually leave a huge impact on your skin. You might be surprised to know that minor things, such as the amount of time you spend outside in the sun, the food you eat, and the creams you apply onto your skin can all have a major impact on its texture. Here are some basic lifestyle changes that will improve your skin texture.

1. Wash Your Face

The first thing that you need to do every morning is to wash your face regularly when you get up. There’s no need to use a washcloth or a loofah. Simply washing your face with a gentle facial cleanser is more than enough to make it glow. Many facial cleansers also contain natural exfoliants that will be listed on the back of the container, especially the Benzoyl Peroxide washers. Lemon juice is an anti-coagulant and acts as a great exfoliant. Make it a habit to wash your face every time you get up in the morning. It can significantly improve your facial glow and improve the texture of your skin.

2. Eat Well

It’s surprising to see that so many people don’t know the harmful effects on the skin if you don’t eat properly. A number of different studies have shown that excessive consumption of junk foods can have a negative impact on your skin. It can damage the skin tone considerably, causing discoloration and worst of all, also causes more dryness. As your skin becomes dry, the sebaceous glands will start producing more and more oil to tackle the dryness. The excessive sebum and moisturize can block open skin pores and cause blackheads to appear. Eating right is very important. Your skin requires a specific amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and different minerals to produce the natural oils and to maintain the shine and glow. It’s necessary for you to maintain a balanced diet to maintain healthy and clear skin. Incorporate healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables into your diet.

3. Drink Water

60% of your body is made up of water. Your skin requires adequate hydration to maintain its texture. According to nutritionists, your body requires at least two liters of water every day. This translates to a minimum of eight glasses of water in a day. If you aren’t consuming adequate amounts of water, it won’t be long before the effects begin to show on your skin. You will start noticing cracking on the skin and a white layer will start forming on your skin. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important at all times during the day. If you are going out, you should carry a bottle of water along with you.

4. Manage Stress Levels

Did you know that the amount of stress you have can also impact the texture of your skin? People who take on a lot of stress often have grey or white hairs in their head. Moreover, the texture of their skin also becomes quite dull. Meditating is a great way to deal with stress. Meditation can help put your mind at rest and, best of all, will also improve your mood considerably. You need to make sure that you learn how to manage your stress levels properly if you want clear skin.

5. Exposure to the Sun (Protect your skin)

The biggest damage to your skin is caused due to exposure to the sun. The harmful UV rays of the sun can cause excessive damage to your skin. It is one of the leading causes of skin cancer, as well. If you can’t avoid walking or commuting in the sun, you should apply sunscreen regularly. Sunscreen prevents your skin cells from disintegrating due to exposure to the sun. Sunscreen also acts as an agent for anti-aging. Studies have shown that almost 90% of the wrinkles on the skin are caused due to sun exposure.


How to Get a Clear Face- Natural Remedies

If you have blemishes or discoloration on your face, here are some simple remedies that can help you out:

1. Honey

One of nature’s greatest gifts is honey. It provides hundreds of different benefits, both when consumed directly and when applied to the skin. Honey can be used as a great moisturizer even if you just slather it on your skin and let it dry for a few minutes. You can use lukewarm water to rinse it off. Honey also contains antibacterial properties that can be used to prevent inflammation. If you want, you can also mix honey and milk and add a bit of baking soda in the mix to provide a greater effect.

2. Cucumber

You can also rub a bit of cucumber on the skin to provide some much needed nourishment. Cucumber contains astringent and nourishing properties and is great for the skin. It is widely used to get rid of dark circles around the eyes, and is generally great for getting rid of dead skin cells and making your skin glow.

3. Remove Your Makeup

It can be tiring, I know, but you have to do it. Leaving your makeup, foundation or primer on every night can cause serious problems with your skin texture. It’s important that you wash your makeup brushes and also wash your face thoroughly to ensure that no residue is left on the face. Prolonged application can cause abrasion on the skin.


Final Note

Many people have asked me whether there’s a way to get clear skin fast. Every single imperfection on your skin is caused over time, apart from injury scars. Your skin is elastic and, therefore, changes based on several factors that we have discussed above. Every second, millions of skin cells are dying and are being replaced by new ones.

Therefore, while there’s no exact method of getting clear skin overnight, there are a few tips that can help speed up the process. I have already discussed the methods that you can use to improve your skin texture and tone. What’s important here is that your skin takes a little time to respond. Just as you can’t lose fat on the very first day at the gym, you can’t improve the quality of your skin in one night.

However, if you want to improve your skin fast, I would recommend you change your lifestyle and incorporate some healthy activities as well. Exercising is a great way to improve the texture of your skin, and will significantly improve your physical appearance as well.

Furthermore, you should use a mixture of the tips I have given above. If you limit your exposure to sunlight, use a sunscreen, start eating healthy, and then apply natural ingredients such as honey and milk onto your skin, you will notice a lot of positive benefits within a very short span of time. Still, it will take a few weeks for the effects to show. It doesn’t take long to care for your skin and get rid of your acne. All you need to do is spare just a few minutes every day to focus on yourself.

Now that I have shared some tips with you, I’d like to know about what you do to take care of your skin? Do you use any moisturizers or creams available on the market? Have you had favorable results in the past? If yes, do let us know in the comments! Also, what about any home remedies that you know about? Do share with us!


Christine Glasgow
Canadian girl addicted to beauty and fashion. I'm a Blogger, Entrepreneur and web influencer 👑 I mostly talk about anything related to skin care and beauty. I created this site to share science-based information on skin conditions, treatments and skin care.
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