wikiHow to Attain Flawless Skin

Four Parts:Determining your skin typeFormulating a skin care regimeKeeping healthy for flawless skinGood practices that assist flawless skin

While it may seem like a challenge to get flawless skin, the good news is that it's possible. With attention to diet, use of specific products and a healthy lifestyle, you have every chance of achieving flawless skin.

Part 1
Determining your skin type

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    Find out what skin type you have if you're not already aware of this. The standard breakdown of skin types is: normal, dry, oily, acne-prone, mature, and sensitive. When you know your skin type, you will have it so much easier finding the right products. If you buy the wrong products, that doesn't suit your skin type, it can really mess up your skin and even make it worse.

Part 2
Formulating a skin care regime

Daily routine

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    Go to your drugstore and look for the things you need. You will need (by skin type): A cleanser, skin tonic, moisturizer, a scrub, a deep cleansing mask and a spot stick and make.up remover. Go for a series that fits your skin type. Having trouble with finding the proper product? Ask the one behind the desk what to buy; that's what they are there for.
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    Start your own skin care regimen. Follow it twice a day, morning and evening. The regimen is described in the next steps.
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    Start the regimen by washing your face. Use your hands, and pat your face dry afterward with a clean towel. Always remember to wash your hands with soap before any contact with your face.
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    Gently apply the cleanser in circular motions. When you apply it, barely touch the skin so that you don't irritate it. Let the cleanser work for about 5 minutes, or for the time described on the product. Then carefully wash the cleanser off, and pat the face dry with a clean towel.
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    Take a cotton pad and apply skin tonic to it. Gently pat (don't rub) the pad with tonic on your face. Let it penetrate the skin.
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    Apply moisturizer all over your face using gentle, circular motions, and let it penetrate.

Regular routine

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    Before going to bed, and after doing the regimen in the evening, apply spot stick on all the impurities.
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    Always remove eye, lip and skin make-up before going to bed.
    • Sleeping in makeup makes your skin look older, and can cause dry or oily skin.[citation needed]
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    Apply a scrub. Two-three times a week scrub your face, and once a month use your deep cleansing mask. Do what is described on the product.
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    Try peel-off masks, or mud masks. These remove dead skin cells and any dirt that probably didn't get washed out. You can use cucumbers while you sleep to get rid of those dark circles and puffiness in your eyes. You can get facials at your local beauty salon (if there's one near you) or do this yourself at home.
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    Moisturize your skin daily. Moisturizing your skin makes it smoother and hydrated. Water can also help with hydrating skin. Moisturizer also helps with wrinkling and aging skin. Most moisturizers contain SPF, so it will be protected from sun.

Part 3
Keeping healthy for flawless skin

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    Drink at least 1 liter (0.3 US gal) of water every day.[citation needed]
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    Sleep at least 8 hours every night.[citation needed]
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    Avoid sugar, dairy and too much salt in your diet. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables as carrots and tomatoes, fruits like kiwi, oranges, avocado. Eat and/or drink nuts, eggs, fish, lemon, green or white tea. Remember to get 600 grams of fruits and vegetables every day. That way you will get the vitamins and minerals you need.
    • Fruit is nature's candy. Raspberries, strawberries, bananas, and so forth, are very good for your skin.[citation needed] Replace that Coca Cola with water with lemon.
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    Keep fit. Exercise 30 to 60 minutes per day. Do both strength work out and cardio vascular work out. That keeps the blood circulation going.
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    Use sunscreen everyday, to prevent premature aging caused by the suns damaging UVA and UVB rays.
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    Look after your emotional well-being. Your skin reflects your emotional health as well as your physical health. Take time every day to relax and do something you really enjoy. Take a walk, get a lot of fresh air, read a book or whatever you like. Stress is never good for your skin.

Part 4
Good practices that assist flawless skin

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    Do not pop pimples. This makes your skin look worse, and it can cause even more inflammation. Plus, the injured tissue takes longer to heal, and it leaves scars. Use your spot stick on your pimples instead.
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    Avoid washing your face too much. Two times a day is enough.Your face needs natural oils.Too much face washing will lead to dry peeling skin, which does not look cute. The best times to wash your face is in the morning, and at night before you get in bed.
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    Use as little make-up as possible. Only use mascara and concealer when you need it, or just a very sheer cover of powder. Skip the heavy layer of foundation, it can clog your pores and cause pimples.
    • You can use make-up if you like, but use light makeup that matches your skin. There are brands that are made for covering acne. Keep in mind caking make-up on will agitate your acne and it will probably break out worse. The best thing to do is to wash your face and let it clear up. But if you do cover it up with make-up, use high quality make-up made for acne.
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    Change your bed sheet every week. Change your pillow slip more often if wished.
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    Keep your hair away from your face.
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    Don't touch your face unless your hands are perfectly clean.

Tips

  • Go for products that do not contain alcohol.
  • Apply tea tree oil to your face 5 minutes before washing, to remove impurities and treat the acne.
  • Go for products that contain some of these things: zinc, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, A,E and C vitamins, antioxidants, aloe vera, benzoyl peroxide, AHA, BHA, SPF.
  • If you suffer from very bad acne, go see your doctor, he/she can effectively help you get a healthy, clear skin. If you have acne scars, your doctor can also help you with that.
  • Use face masks only once a week.
  • Don't use deep cleansing toners on sensitive skin, because It can scratch the surface of skin.
  • Avoid smoking.

Warnings

  • Keep in mind, it takes time to achieve flawless skin, so be patient, and follow the steps; you will see results.
  • If your acne is really bad, see a dermatologist. If you need your parents to get you one, ask them. They'll understand.

Things You'll Need

  • Face wash
  • Makeup (optional)
  • Moisturizer (preferably with SPF)
  • Healthy food
  • Mud masks or peel masks (optional)
  • Dermatologist (optional)

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