Why can’t we all have flawless skin? You know, the kind that is always perfectly balanced and never experiences a blemish. Well, we all can’t be blessed in that department, but we can work to get there.
Uncover your Needs
To start your journey, begin to analyze your canvas. Identifying your skin type will help you choose the right ingredients for a spotless surface.
Oily skin almost always has a shine. This type produces more oil than it needs and the extra sits on top. Your pores may be a little wider because sebum often settles in them creating oil deposits. Having an oily exterior could mean that you are acne prone, especially since oil can clog your pores. The good thing about producing so much oil is that the skin stays hydrated, and you are less likely to develop fine lines and wrinkles. You may have also experienced blackheads or whiteheads that are quite simple to get rid of.
If you are oily and want spotless palette, you’ll want to focus on balancing your oil and keeping the pores clear. If you have active acne, the obvious thing to do is to get rid of it and lighten any marks they leave behind.
If the skin often feels tight, then it is probably dry. A dry canvas often has wrinkles because it constricts when it is dehydrated. Your face may also flake and develop a rougher texture. Severe cases of dryness are accompanied by redness and inflammation; sometimes the skin splits. Blackheads, acne, and whiteheads can also appear on dry skin types. All of these concerns are caused by a clogged pore, but instead of being clogged with oil, they are clogged with dry skin.
The main thing dry skin needs is moisture, which can be obtained in a number of ways. Exfoliating is also very important if you want to get rid of flakiness and smooth its texture.
Sensitive skin can be oily, dry, or normal. Having normal skin simply means you have a stellar oil/water balance (when this happens skin generally stays spotless). This type is easily irritated by either manipulation or specific ingredients.
There is no real way to help sensitive skin unless you know what it is sensitive to. The best way to find out what your canvas hates is to visit a doctor for an allergy test. Once you have identified your triggers you should avoid them at all costs!
Identify your Spots and Concur Them
So, what type of spots do you have? You won’t be able to reach your goal of having spotless skin if you can’t classify them because different spots have different care instructions.
I know you know what acne looks like, but there are other lesions that can resemble it. Certain skin disorders can make spots develop that are a bit more serious. As I mentioned earlier, acne occurs when the pores are deprived of oxygen, allowing bacteria to breed.
Getting rid of acne
Dirt, oil, dry skin, and other debris have the power to clog your pores so you’ll want to ensure you are thoroughly cleansing. You must use a cleansing product, not just water and a washcloth; you wouldn’t wash your dishes like that would you? Having an actual cleanser helps wash contaminants down the drain and unlike water, can attract oil. Gel cleansers are ideal for acne, but they can be drying if your skin is dehydrated.
The most important step is applying your treatment. Lotions, creams, and serums should be applied daily, but if you are low maintenance, opt for a weekly mask.
Here are some beneficial ingredients you should ensure your product contains if you want to stop acne in its tracks.
- Willow bark
- Tea tree oil
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Salicylic acid
Even if your skin is clear of blemishes, discoloration could be an issue. Once acne clears, it can leave a mark darker than your normal skin color. Acne isn’t the only type of discoloration, freckles, age spots, and scars can also leave an impression on your skin. Fortunately, most discoloration can be treated the same way; through lightening product.
Lightening products should be used in the treatment step of your skin care routine. For spotless skin, look for products packed with these ingredients:
- Vitamin C
- Licorice extract
- Kojic acid
- Vitamin B3
- Bearberry extract
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids
When treating hyperpigmentation be sure to avoid the sun at all costs. UVB rays are ultraviolet rays emitted from the sun and are responsible for burning/tanning the skin. If UVB rays over activate the melanin in your skin, dark spots can form. Also, lightening agents make the skin sun sensitive so you may be more susceptible to sunburn.
Exfoliation as also a great way to get a spotless palette. Unless you were born with your spot of concern, the coloration only goes through so many layers. Once the discolored layers are removed, your spot should be gone for good.
Clear skin is Near
If you have identified the type of spot you want to get rid of, it’s time to invest in a skin care routine. As discussed earlier, cleansing, treating, and hydrating are the most important steps. Be sure to apply your product consistently, day and night for best results.
If you are someone who likes to ensure you’re on the right track link with a local skincare professional. If you don’t think you need a dermatologist, try finding an esthetician at a local spa. Be sure to go to the same person each time so they can get to know you, your skin, and can request the best skin care routine
Wearing makeup is also an option to get spotless skin. Unfortunately, cosmetics only offer a temporary remedy and if you fail to remove it properly can cause additional spots. Caring for the skin may seem like a stagnant process, but it can exterminate the issue. Taking the easy route might appear sufficient, but you’ll totally regret it in the long run!