How to Get Clear Skin: 7 Tips From Dermatologists

1. Do Not Use Just Any Face Wash

Regardless of the typical desire to be rid of acne, it is recommended that a gentle facial cleanser specifically formulated for acne-prone skin be used. Any facial cleanser that strips the skin’s natural oils can result in an increase in oil production. This results in increased acne breakouts.

2. Use a Toner

Toners with high levels of alcohol are not ideal for many skin types, especially acne-prone skin. It’s recommended to use a toner formulated with glycolic acid or salicylic acid in the morning and evening after cleansing the skin. This will prohibit dead skin cells from congesting pores. The proper toner for your skin can neutralize the natural pH level in the skin, soften and calm the skin while simultaneously eliminating redness.

3. Do Not Pick at Your Pimples

We often have the urge to pop our pimples. It is important to resist this urge and to rather transfer that energy into applying a spot treatment to your acne. The spot treatment will dry out the area where the acne prevails. This will suppress
inflammation in the area. It can also be helpful to use face masks with acne-clearing benefits as well as other means to aid in eliminating redness and reinstating your skin’s clarity.

4. Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a critical element in daily skincare routines. The sun, heat as well as
humidity can result in oil glands to become overzealous, which can result in acne
breakouts. In order to ward off acne breakouts, you should opt for an oil-free, non-
comedogenic sunscreen and apply it generously to the skin.

5. Use Retinoids

A topical retinoid can inhibit congested pores and assist acne treatments in being more effective. These retinoids can be too strong for one’s skin, so it is recommended to apply a pea-size amount to the face and to apply only once every three nights initially and increase usage as your skin adapts to the product.

6. LED Light

If topical acne treatments are not bringing about desired results fast enough, then it may be time to consider LED therapy. LED (Light Emitting Diode) therapy is a type of low-level light energy that infiltrates the skin to result in various reactions and target various skin concerns. LED therapy can restore tissue and stimulate wound healing. LED can also target bacteria, inflammation as well as trigger collagen production.

7. Sleep

When we sleep, the skin restores itself, producing collagen and healing wounds. When we are sleep-deprived, we generally find dark circles under our eyes, accompanied by bags. When we are sleep-deprived, we are also more likely to be faced with fine lines, acne breakouts and dehydrated skin. Adults require a minimum of seven hours of sleep at night.