Finding the right skin care routine can feel like a no-win situation; either you don’t know where to start, or you’re so many products and protocols that it’s impossible to figure out what actually works.
The fact is, healthy skin shouldn’t be this hard. At Everyday Care & Nutrition, we want to help make taking care of your skin easy and effective. Read on to learn 10 smart ways to keep your skin healthy without having to put up with the hassle:
1. Wash Your Face Twice Daily (Or More, if Necessary)
Your face collects all kinds of dirt, dust, oils, sweat in a matter of mere hours, even if you don’t realize it. If you don’t wash before bed, you’re letting it sit on your face all night long. if you don’t wash in the morning, this layer of dirt will get covered by another layer in the coming hours.
Regular face washes will keep your skin healthy and clear, and washing your face is a great way to feel refreshed before tackling the day or settling in for sleep. Some people need to clean more often, however — it’s important to find a product you trust that you can slip in your bag for on-the-go cleansing.
2. Moisturize and Hydrate
Because skin faces the elements, especially on the face, it loses water quickly. Drink eight cups of water a day and use moisturizing products that don’t clog pores or have harsh effects on skin. And please understand — oily skin does NOT mean hydrated skin! Your body may actually be producing those oils to make up for a lack of water, and too much oil can contribute to breakouts.
3. Clear Out Your Pores
While you shouldn’t use abrasive products (more on that below), it’s important to keep your pores clean from anything that would gunk them up and lead to acne or infection. Use a facial cleanser, and remember that you don’t need the most expensive or super scientific product when one or two effective ingredients will do the trick.
4. Fight Acne, Don’t Pop It!
As unpleasant as they can be, zits are a natural part of skin healing. Popping pimples interrupts the healing process, exposes surrounding skin to bacteria, and may cause scarring. Instead, apply gentle topical solutions that can lessen swelling and make the healing process faster (and less visible).
5. Keep Your Skincare, And Makeup, Gentle
It may be tempting to scrub your face hard or use whatever makeup you want based on color alone, but irritated skin often develops breakouts or other skin problems. Only use gentle products, clean hands/applicators, and whenever possible, dab makeup and skincare products on, don’t scrub. Alcohol-based products, astringents, and exfoliants can be exceptionally damaging, especially to dry skin.
6. If It Goes Near Your Skin, Keep It Clean!
And we don’t just mean keeping your hands washed — though make sure to do that too! Clothes, sheets, pillowcases, sponges, makeup brushes, phones, glasses, and even long hair and bangs can collect all the dirt and oils you’re trying to avoid.
• Wash hands multiple times a day, or after handling anything with residue
• Wash hair daily, or every other day at least
• Disinfect phones and glasses every day or so
• Wash clothes that touch your skin after 1 use, outer layers after just a couple uses
• Wash sheets, pillowcases, sponges, and brushes every week if possible
7. Do All the Above — Simply — With ClearComplete!
Our ClearComplete acne wipes cover a lot of ground with their patented combination deep-cleansing tea tree oil and therapeutic coconut oil. They clear out pores and treat underlying causes of acne; at the same time, ClearComplete wipes are soothing and don’t irritate skin, and are packaged individually for hygienic, convenient facial cleansing.
The longer your skincare routine, the less likely you are to follow it. And throwing too many chemicals on your face — even if they’re supposedly all helpful — can overwhelm your skin and create unexpected interactions between the different chemicals. Stick to simple but powerful solutions like ClearComplete!
8. Watch Your Sugar Intake
Studies have found that low-glycemic diets and weight loss are correlated to less acne, and less reliance on acne medications.  Limit sugary foods, drinks, and sweets, as well as processed carbs like baked goods. Instead, go for fruits, veggies, and whole grains!
9. R-E-L-A-X (And Get Real Sleep)
Over and over, stress and lack of sleep have been linked to breakouts and bad skin. Low stress and high sleep can disrupt your hormone balances and raise inflammatory levels in your body that lead to acne.   Get 8 hours of sleep a night and prioritize ways to destress, even if that’s just taking a quick break during the day to take care of yourself!
10. Supplement with Turmeric
People have trusted Turmeric Curcumin supplements for many years to maintain or improve their health, and in the last few decades, science has proven them right. Turmeric has many benefits — it helps prevent against a range of diseases, it helps improve joint health and pain, the list goes on — but the biggest benefit for skin is its anti-inflammatory properties.
Remember: You don’t have to always do all the work for your wellbeing. Take care of yourself and let Everyday Care & Nutrition products help in the places where you need it, whether that’s decreasing inflammation, getting easier access to quality sleep, or even managing your diet!