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How do I get Clear Skin?

Autumn Rivers
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Updated May 17, 2024
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If you are determined to get clear skin, the first step is to change a few common habits. Adding positive habits to your routine is important, such as shielding your face from the sun, or eliminating bad habits like popping pimples. You should also learn to keep your face clean, as well as anything that comes in contact with it. Additionally, you should find products that work well with your skin type in order to get clear skin.

There are certain bad habits that may result in acne. One of them is constantly touching your face, especially with dirty hands, as this can add oil and bacteria to your face. Many people also pop or constantly touch their pimples, which often not only makes them worse, but can also result in scarring. You should trade bad habits like these for good ones, such as protecting your face from the damaging effects of the sun. Direct sunlight often leads to increased oil on the face, which is why wearing sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat is helpful in the quest to get clear skin.

One of the most basic ways to get clear skin is to keep your face clean. Of course, washing it twice a day with warm water and mild cleanser is a good way to get rid of dirt and oil on your face. Unfortunately, what many people forget is that lots of items likely touch the face throughout the day, negating attempts to keep it clean through regular washing. For example, if you allow your hair to touch your face, it is important to keep it clean since the oils from unwashed hair can spread to your skin. Make sure to also keep any hats, glasses, or sunglasses clean so that you do not add dirt or oil to your face just by wearing them.

You might assume that the only skincare product that you need to get clear skin is soap, since some people wash their face with this without issue. On the other hand, if you are having problems keeping your face free of acne, you might need stronger products that are formulated for keeping acne at bay. For example, if you have oily skin, you should consider washing it with salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide in order to strip some of the excess oil away. You can also use blotting papers to eliminate oil throughout the day. If you have dry skin, you should consider applying moisturizer to it after you wash it with a mild cleanser meant for helping to cure acne.

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Autumn Rivers
By Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers, a talented writer for WiseGeek, holds a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University. Her background in journalism helps her create well-researched and engaging content, providing readers with valuable insights and information on a variety of subjects.
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Autumn Rivers, a talented writer for WiseGeek, holds a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University. Her background in journalism helps her create well-researched and engaging content, providing readers with valuable insights and information on a variety of subjects.
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