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Who doesn’t want perfect skin without acne and uneven spots? Perfection isn’t easy to attain, but with efforts in building a healthy lifestyle and our masks for clear skin, you will see improvement soon!

How to have clear skin?

By these tips, we aim to help you build good habits that ensure healthy skin in the long run. If you want a perfect look, relying on cosmetics and tricks aren’t enough!

tips for clear skin

Wash your face 2 times/day

Washing your face regularly and carefully is a must if you have oily skin or acne problems. According to a study, doing it twice a day provides the best result. Spending a few minutes in the morning and evening to take care of yourself isn’t too difficult to do, right?

While we are at it, we recommend choosing a mild cleanser. Scientists have proved that the type of cleanser you use doesn’t have a big impact on breakouts. Therefore, you don’t need to spend a large sum of money on fancy cleansers. They are packed with ingredients and fragrances, yet they aren’t much more effective.

Choose the right agent for acne

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has given useful recommendations on therapies for each type of acne you are fighting:

  • Blackheads and the similar: You need products with retinoid, like adapalene gel.
  • Mild acne: Topical retinoid with or without topical benzoyl peroxide can fight mild acne effectively.
  • Inflammatory acne: They recommend topical dapsone with 5% gel.
  • Scarring acne: Preparations with azelaic acid will reduce the risk of scars.

Acne treatments tend to leave your skin dry, thus be sure to always have a moisturizer with you. Besides, the moisturizers will help to control the oil production of your skin and prevent the breakouts. Like cleansers, a simple non-comedogenic moisturizer is good enough

Exfoliate

If you don’t remove the dead skin cells, they will clog your pores and cause inflammation to the follicles, leading to breakouts. Not to mention, a face with a dried, flaky complexion will make you look tired and dull.

What are the exfoliating marks for clear skin that we advise you to try? Read on to find out!

Relaxation

In 2015, an author theorized that when our bodies lack sleep, more inflammatory compounds will be released. You can predict the outcome by yourself… People don’t call it ‘beauty sleep’ for no reason! Be sure to have around 8 hours at night.

Furthermore, there are many activities you can engage in for stress-relief: yoga, breathing exercise, intense workout, meditation, listening to music, writing your problems out, and many more.

Pick the right cosmetics

Here are several tips when you are about to shop for cosmetics:

  • Choose non-comedogenic and oil-free products.
  • Always make sure your hands are clean before applying products (by the way, try not to touch your bare skin as much as possible!).
  • Remove the makeup before sleeping or exercising.
  • Give the brushes and sponges a wash every week.

Have a healthy diet

  • Limit the dose of processed carbs (baked goods, white bread,…)
  • Reduce sweets and sodas.
  • Add more veggies, whole grains, healthy proteins, and fruits to your meals.
  • Consume little alcohol.
  • Give up on smoking.

Ingredients in Masks for Clear Skin

ingredients for clear skin

Green tea

  • EGCG. I think you have heard the word EGCG many times from advertisements of green tea products. EGCG has positive effects on oily skin and acne conditions. It also reduces lipid levels and controls sebum excretions.
  • Catechins (polyphenols). These compounds have antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that attack free radicals as well as impurities.

Rice flour

  • Exfoliating agent. Thanks to the coarse texture, rice powder is excellent as scrubs or masks for clear skin. Its particles will remove the flaky dead cells and absorb the sebum, keeping the skin clean and smooth.
  • Skin lightening. This grain has amino acids and vitamins that control the glow of the skin and act as a clearing agent. If you want something that can treat blemishes, fine lines, and pimples all at once, rice powder is the full package.
  • UV protection. With agents like allantoin and ferulic acid, rice produces a natural sunscreen. The anti-inflammatory property also prevents suntan and soothes sunburns.

Beetroot

  • Give you a natural blush. No need for chemicals, beetroot will reduce pigmentation with vitamin C and adorn your skin with a pinkish hue thanks to its content of iron and protein. Beetroot seeps into the pores and nourishes the innermost layers of the skin.
  • Goodbye wrinkles. Full of antioxidants, beetroot won’t let fine lines and signs of premature aging attack you. Beetroot’s lycopene and squalene enhance the skin’s elasticity as well.
  • Pimple-free. We use beetroot in masks for clear skin because this buddy can control the excess oil from clogging in your pores and thereby prevent breakouts. The itching around the pimple won’t bother you either, as beetroot can kill off the bacterial.

Tomato

  • Collagen production. If used well, you can utilize the vitamin C in tomato for clear skin. It stimulates the production of collagen and gives your skin elasticity.
  • Remove dead skin flakes. Tomato is a good ingredient for exfoliation and, even better, soothes the sensitive skin afterward.
  • UV protection. The lycopene in tomatoes has a protective effect against the harmful UV rays, it might reduce and soothe sunburn.

Banana

  • Oil control. Banana masks for clear skin are extremely popular nowadays mostly because they fight greasiness so well and keep your face safe from sebum – the cause of acne.
  • Glowing skin. You will never feel dryness on your skin with banana’s moisture. Not only that, but banana also contains many nutrients to make spots fade and fill expression lines.

Simple recipes you can try!

Masks for clear skin #1: Green tea

green tea mask for skin

Ingredients:

  • Green tea powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt: 2 teaspoons
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon

Instruction:

  • Crush the green tea leaves into powder.
  • Mix the ingredients.
  • Wash your face and apply the mixture. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

Masks for clear skin #2: Rice flour

rice mask for face

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour: 2 teaspoons
  • Yogurt: 2 teaspoons

Instruction:

  • Crush the rice into powder.
  • Mix rice flour with yogurt for a smooth paste.
  • Wash your face and apply the mixture. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

Masks for clear skin #3: Beetroot

beetroot mask for face

Ingredients:

  • ¼ beetroot
  • Aloe Vera gel: 2 teaspoons

Instruction:

  • Peel the skin and soak the beetroot in water for half an hour.
  • Mix 2 teaspoon of beetroot water with Aloe Vera gel.
  • Wash your face and apply the mixture. Rinse off after 30 minutes or leave it on overnight.

Masks for clear skin #4: Tomato

tomato mask for clear skin

Ingredients:

  • ½ tomato
  • Aloe Vera gel: 1 teaspoon

Instruction:

  • Cut the tomato into smaller pieces and crush them for juice.
  • Mix Aloe Vera gel with 1 teaspoon of tomato juice.
  • Wash your face and apply the mixture. Rinse off after 30 minutes or leave it on overnight.

Masks for clear skin #5: Banana

banana mask for clear skin

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon

Instruction:

  • Remove the skin, cut the banana into small pieces, and crush them into a smooth paste.
  • Mix with honey.
  • Wash your face and apply the mixture. Rinse off after 30 minutes or leave it on overnight.

Once again, don’t forget these natural masks for clear skin only reach their full potential if you pay attention to your daily routines and diet. If you’re ready for more beauty recipes, subscribe to us and get updates on the newest trends!

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My name is Else Bartell and I’m a licensed cosmetologist with over 12 years of experience. I hold two degrees from The Institute of Professional Cosmetologists; one is a diploma and the other is a certificate. I worked in various tanning salons for seven years and I have created and managed successful marketing campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the industry. I believe everyone deserves to be beautiful and I enjoy sharing my expertise and knowledge in order to help others achieve their dream tan.

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