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How to Get Clear Skin

how to get clear skin

From an ill-timed irritating zit to perpetual acne, pimples suck. Battling blemishes is an art form almost - everyone has their own skin tips and downright crazy theories about what works best (anyone remember Tyra’s toothpaste trick?).

If you’re suffering from acne, speaking to a dermatologist about your skin, and learning about the best methods to treat acne, is important. For natural solutions to better skin, and natural ways to help fight acne and breakouts, we’ve put our favorite clear skin tips together.

Let us know what your super-secret breakout prevention techniques are in the comment section below!

How to Naturally Get Clear Skin

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Get Hydrated

Momma always told you to drink more water, and guess what, she was right (again... sigh). Drinking enough water is not only important for your skin, but for your overall health. On the University of Wisconsin's health page, a post discusses the idea of drinking more water for better skin health:

“Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion {…} The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body, your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.”

Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the most basic steps toward radiant skin. Aim for 8 cups a day for best results.

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Shed the Dead Weight

Regular exfoliation is a key factor in having healthy skin. Typically, dermatologists suggest exfoliating once or twice a week, to assist with removing dead skin cell build up. Black heads, pimples, and acne occur due to an excessive amount of dead skin cells - clogging pores and allowing for bacteria to flourish. Facial scrubs are tricky for acne prone skin, as often external irritants make acne and skin flare-ups worse. Look for an all natural, organic facial scrub, that’s fragrance free to avoid any chemical irritants. Our organic coconut coffee scrub is both a body scrub and facial scrub, and works gently on all skin types. Use it once a week on your face, and every other day on your body to assist with cell turnover, reduce the appearance of scarring, and to stimulate the skin. 

Skip the Sun

While you don’t need to avoid the sun like a vampire, keeping your skin protected against harmful UV and UVB rays is a necessary step toward clearer skin. Unprotected exposure to the sun can cause sunspots, wrinkles, irritation, and make acne scars more pronounced. Whether you’re sipping piña colada’s by the beach or hitting the ski slopes of Aspen, regular sunscreen is a must to help prevent sun damage. Many everyday moisturizers contain sunscreen, as well as most foundations, so there are plenty of ways to protect your lovely face.

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Avoid Junk

One more reason to skip the fries (sorry!), bad eating habits can cause breakouts. In a new study, researchers found links to breakouts, and acne, in people whose diets’ contained high amounts of refined carbohydrates like sugar and white bread. Skip stuffing yourself full of your favorite sugary junk food, and instead opt for more nourishing foods, rich in anti-oxidants, to give your skin a youthful boost.

Get into a Routine

Creating good habits to keep your skin healthy is essential in fighting blackheads, acne, and pimples, as well as avoiding premature aging and dullness. Create a skin routine that works for you and your skin type. Make sure you find a cleanser that works for you and cleanse regularly to remove excess dirt, oil, and bacterial build-ups. Don’t forget to scrub, and always avoid harmful harsh chemical ingredients like synthetic fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and sodium lauryl sulfate

Everyone experiences the woes of acne, pimples, age spots, and blemishes differently - we hope our tips have given you ammunition for fighting back naturally.

Pura Vida!

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