19 Proven Ways to Get Perfect Skin

Last updated on by Helen Nichols

You are working, raising children, and/or taking care of everyone and yourself.

Maintaining perfect skin can be a daunting task when trying to accomplish everything on your list of things to do, as well as get rid of occasional dryness, brown spots, and acne.

Here’s a secret.

Perfect skin is achievable, even when you have a million and one things to do in your day.

Here are 19 helpful tips to keep your skin healthy and perfect.

You may wonder how to get the perfect, smooth, or flawless skin.

Good skin is one way you can show the world your beauty and is achievable via some helpful habits.

First, let’s discuss the potential problems affecting your skin before we discuss the solutions.

 

The Potential Problems Affecting Your Skin

Your skin, your body’s largest organ, covers and protects your entire body.

It has many functions, such as preventing dehydration, maintaining your body temperature, making vitamin D, and preventing infections.

Your skin is sensitive. It can easily become inflamed, irritated, or clogged.

For instance, you may be allergic to generic makeup.

Or you may have skin problems like acne.

Acne is a disorder affecting your skin’s hair follicles and oil glands.

The pores in your skin, which are small holes, are connected to the oil glands under your skin via hair follicles.

The oil glands make sebum, an oily substance.

The follicles push the dead skin cells to your skin’s surface.

Sometimes the hair, skin cells, and sebum can clump together. This plugs your skin’s pores.

Bacteria can cause the plug to swell.

Once the plug begins breaking down, you see a pimple growing.

Pimples are mainly found on your face, back, neck, shoulders, and chest.

They are not a serious health threat but can cause scarring.

They can also temporarily ruin your life, depending on what you have to do that day.

Brown spots, also called discolored skin patches, are irregular areas of the skin that change color.

The color is typically darker than your natural skin color.

The discolored patches on your skin typically develop on a specific area of your body because of the difference in your melanin levels.

Melanin, a substance that gives your skin color and protects you from the sun, can be overproduced.

The overproduction can occur because of a burn, allergy, infection, or hormonal changes.

Dry skin looks unsightly.

If it is a serious medical condition, it is called ichthyosis, which is a group of inherited medical disorders.

For most of us, dry skin is caused by environmental factors like low humidity, cold weather, or hot water.

When skin is dry it appears cracked or scaly. It may also itch.

The dry area may appear in a patch on your face, or on any other area.

A rash is a temporary discoloration or eruption on your skin.

It is either swollen or inflamed.

The rash develops in many forms and can range from severe to mild.

You may have the rash for days or months, depending on the reason why it occurred.

The rash can occur because of an infection, allergic reaction, or bacteria.

Now that you know more about potential skin problems keeping you from perfect skin, let’s look at the ways you can achieve skin perfection.

 

19 Ways to Get Beautiful Skin

 

Spot Treat Facial Areas

The lotion you use on your face should not be used on the rest of your body.

Take this idea one step further and treat the areas of your face differently.

You may have oily skin on your forehead and dry skin everywhere else on your face.

If you use the same night cream, moisturizer, or serum on your entire face, you may be irritating parts of your skin and causing the imperfections.

Determine which areas of your face need specialized skin care.

For example, your forehead may be dry, so you would use a moisturizer.

Treating spot areas on your face is an ideal way to achieve the perfect skin.

 

Pimple Care

Pimples and acne are evil. That’s the honest truth.

Proper acne and pimple care is the best way to obtain clear and glowing skin.

Never pop pimples. It will result in redness, scars, and inflammation.

Also, the blemishes caused by popping a zit can take longer to heal than a pimple not popped.

Instead, use a homemade remedy for acne and pimples.

For instance, you may want to use raw papaya juice to get rid of a pimple naturally.

If you do not want to do homemade pimple care, try the over-the-counter option with minimal side effects.

 

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

The sun is a great way to obtain vitamin D.

From about 7 am to 9 am is a great time for your skin to absorb sunlight.

However, you must avoid the sun after 9 am, or wear a protective covering.

The sun has UV rays that are strong and can damage your skin, potentially causing cancer.

It is important to avoid the sun from 10 am to 2 pm. This is the time when the UV rays are the harshest.

If you must go out during that time, wear clothing that covers most of your skin, if possible.

Apply the proper sunscreen when outside.

 

Use Antioxidants

We just discussed UV rays and how they can damage your skin.

Here’s another step to get perfect skin and protect yourself from the sun.

One way to achieve perfect skin is to add a layer of antioxidants to your skin to protect it.

Many people add antioxidants to their skin before they apply SPF.

Antioxidants fight a lot of the damaging influences that attack your skin like UV rays, cigarette smoke, pollution, and free-radical damage.

Free radicals damage the elastin tissue and collagen in your face.

Once the collagen and elastin tissue is damaged, you can develop wrinkles.

Wrinkles are creases in your skin that make you look older than your actual age.

 

Avoid Diet Drinks and Processed Foods

Whole foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, and fish are healthy options for keeping your skin beautiful.

What can damage your skin is indulging in diet colas and processed foods.

Consuming healthy food and drink options is a low-maintenance option for your skin.

For instance, veggies and fruits have radiance-boosting antioxidants called carotenoids.

Carotenoids give your skin that a perfect glow. They make you look healthier and younger.

Diet drinks such as diet colas are supposed to be a healthy alternative, but they are not.

These drinks actually make you crave more sugary food and drink.

Junk foods and processed foods will not boost the health of your skin.

 

Use Vitamin C

Vitamins are important for flawless and healthy skin, as you may have read in the tip about vitamin D.

Another vitamin that is good at taking good skin to the next, perfect level is vitamin C.

Vitamin C is ascorbic acid.

It assists in preventing those nasty signs of aging like cracks and wrinkles in the skin.

It also enhances your complexion.

When consumed daily it can improve our collagen production and skin brightness.

The vitamin can also protect you from UV rays’ harshness.

The best sources of vitamin C are foods such as broccoli, grapes, papaya, sweet potatoes, and kiwi.

 

Exfoliate the Right Way

To exfoliate your skin means to remove the dead skin cells on your face.

This is important because you have to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to glow.

This may include using a natural ingredient such as oats, lentil powder, or orange peel to remove the impurities and dead skin cells.

You can exfoliate once a week or once a day, depending on your skincare needs.

Be careful. The range of exfoliation products on the market can do more harm than good.

For instance, they can irritate your skin.

The irritation can happen after the first use, or after using the product several times.

That’s why it is important to use a homemade remedy or an over-the-counter product you trust.

 

Remove Your Makeup

Makeup clogs your pores.

This can lead to the issues we hate, like acne, rashes, and pimples.

Some women choose to go makeup-free to prevent some of the harsh chemicals in makeup from causing early aging.

If you do not believe in going makeup-free, you can still have flawless skin.

First, choose the right type of makeup for your skin.

You will have to experiment with a variety of makeup formulas before you find one that works for your skin type.

Also, include a routine to remove properly all the makeup.

Removing the makeup thoroughly from your eyes, lips, and skin with a gentle cleanser refreshes your face.

It also prevents the bumpy rashes and cysts that develop because of makeup use.

 

Clean Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brush may be causing your imperfect skin.

You probably do not think about it, but repeatedly using the same makeup brush can cause your pores to become clogged faster, or your skin to become infected.

This happens because of constant use of the brush without cleaning it.

You should wash your foundation and concealer brushes at least once per week.

The brushes you use around your eyes should be washed twice a month.

Cleaning your makeup brushes is easy. Wet the brush bristles with lukewarm water.

Place some mild shampoo in the palm of your hand.

It does not have to be much. Just a drop will do.

Do not get the metal part of the brush wet, as it will soften, and bristles will loosen and fall out.

Rub the shampoo on the bristles. Rise the shampoo.

Squeeze out the excessive water with a towel.

Place the brushes on the counter with the bristles hanging over the edge.

 

Use the Correct Cleanser

We have all done it.

A product sounds great, but after you use it you discover it was not right for your skin type.

The key to perfect skin is to use the correct cleanser.

For example, dry skin needs a milky cleanser or moisturizing glycolic.

If you have developed brown spots on your skin or melisma, you need a cleanser that brightens.

One example of a brightening cleanser is an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser.

For acne-prone or oily skin, you want to invest in a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic gel.

 

Avoid Alcohol-Infused Products

You have oily skin.

What makes oily skin even worse is alcohol-infused products.

These products include exfoliators, toners, and peels.

What happens when you use a facial product that has alcohol in it is you strip away the naturally-occurring oils on your skin.

This causes your skin to go into oil production overload, making more sebum than your skin needs.

Avoid all products that have ingredients including mineral oil and petroleum.

These ingredients can clog your pores.

Instead, use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid depriving your skin of hydration.

You can also use a salicylic-acid cleanser because it removes bacteria and dirt deep in your pores.

You can use this in the morning. At night, always wash your face.

You must avoid breakouts if you want perfect skin.

 

Moisturize Every Day

Dry skin can itch.

Even worse, it can lead to minor discomfort, and decrease the levels of your lipids.

Lipids are the part of your skin that locks water into it.

We have discussed the causes of dry skin, such as inflammation, that triggers acne, psoriasis, or eczema.

Over time, skin that goes from dry to severely dry can deplete your skin’s outer barrier.

This makes your skin vulnerable to a faster aging process and environmental damage.

To reverse your dry skin, use a plant-based, antioxidant-rich moisturizer with an added ingredient such as cocoa butter, shea butter, or natural oils.

Use the product twice a day during cold weather months.

This is when your skin really needs an extra boost.

You can also consume certain foods with fatty acids to amp up the oil in your skin.

These foods include salmon. You can also take a fish oil supplement.

 

Fight Wrinkles Naturally

The thought of having a wrinkle is just as terrible as having a pimple on your wedding day or at a job interview.

It is a nightmare.

Wrinkles such as laugh lines and crow’s feet are hard to get rid of once they arrive.

However, you are not powerless. You can naturally keep wrinkles at bay.

Use a nontoxic product that does not include any harsh synthetics.

 

Deal with Under-Eye Circles

They can be called puffiness, or bags, under your eyes.

Whatever you call them, they prevent you from having the perfect skin you desire.

Under-eye circles occur because of sinus congestion, genetics, eye rubbing, and stress.

It doesn’t matter how you got them; you want them gone.

Well, try cleansing your liver each morning. The liver is associated with eye health.

If it does not function properly, you have an overdose of toxins in your system that may appear as dark circles under your eyes.

Each morning, drink a large class of warm water with lemon juice.

The lemon juice must be from a fresh lemon. You want about half of the lemon juice from the lemon.

You can also sip green tea or ginger tea throughout your day.

About two to three times a week, drink dandelion root tea.

It helps get rid of toxins in your body. It also is a facial cleanser.

Also, when you are washing your face, be gentle with your under-eye area.

The under-eye does not produce fats, sebum, or lipids.

So if you are too rough while you are washing your face, your under-eyes will not bounce back as other parts of your face, such as your cheeks, would.

 

Skin Hydration

Hydrating your body from the inside is absolutely necessary.

You may not know this, but it is also absolutely necessary to hydrate your skin from the outside, too.

To do this, you need to cleanse your face no more than twice every day.

Washing your face more than twice a day can cause dryness.

Besides, you want the natural oils your skin produces to nourish it.

You do not want to use hot or warm water to cleanse your face. This will only dry out your skin.

After you wash your face with warm water, use cold water to cleanse it.

The warm water you used to wash your face will open your skin’s pores.

This allows dirt and bacteria to enter them. Your cold water cleanse will close your opened pores.

This stops any foreign materials, bacteria, or dirt from getting into your pores.

Remember to wash your face in a circular motion. Do not scrub your skin.

It will irritate your face.

 

Drink Plenty of Water

Since we are on the topic of hydration, it is important to drink water and juice to keep your skin free of impurities.

Water makes your skin glow and gives you the perfect skin.

Water cleanses your body, eliminating the toxins and waste from it.

It also removes excess dirt and oil from your body, when you keep it hydrated.

To get the full effect of skin hydration, drink about 2 liters each day.

This will give your skin a noticeable change. It will be brighter within a week.

It also rids your skin of wrinkles and dryness.

 

Avoid Stress

One important step to having healthy, perfect skin is to relax.

Yes, that is easier said than done, but your skin will thank you.

Stress hormones cause excessive oil production. This will cause whiteheads on your skin.

Whiteheads are just as bad as blackheads, and should not be popped.

Stress does the same thing whether you have dry, sensitive, oily, or normal skin.

Stress can also increase your cortisol throughout your body.

Cortisol can break down the elastin and collagen in your face.

This means that when you are stressed, you are causing lines and wrinkles to appear on your face.

Stress can worsen any skin condition you already have, like psoriasis.

Thus, you want to stay away from the stress and relax more. You can take a warm bath, take a nap, or read a book.

You should do something that will melt the stress from your body.

 

Try Exercise

You may not think perfect skin and exercise are connected, but they are.

Physical activity and exercise not only cause you to lose weight, they cause you to obtain perfect skin naturally.

Here is why. Exercise increases the oxygen and blood flow to your skin cells.

The increase in blood flow and oxygen assists in neutralizing the harmful effects of stress and free radicals.

It actually cleanses your skin from inside your body.

You do not have to have a hard, iron pumping exercise routine to get perfect skin.

Instead, a short 30-minute walk or gym workout may do the trick.

You can also do some daily activities to make you work up a sweat like walking, skipping, dancing, or cycling to flush out the toxins from your body.

 

Get Rid of Red Blotches

Red patches on your skin can appear at any time.

They may occur during seasonal changes such as cold temperatures.

The reddish patches can also appear because of hormonal changes.

The best part is that you can still have perfect skin. Use rosemary water with honey.

The ingredients reduce inflammation, regenerate your skin, and get rid of scars.

Place three springs of rosemary into a half cup of water.

Let it boil. Add three spoonfuls of honey to the water.

Once it is warm, apply it using a towel or compress to your face. Let it remain there for 15 minutes.

Rinse. Apply a hydrating cream to the red blotches.

You will notice that they disappear.

 

Conclusion

Never pop a pimple.

Always hydrate your skin via exercise and drinking plenty of water. Do not stress.

Use the right products on your skin.

These are just some of the tips that will help you achieve your goal of changing your problematic skin to perfect skin.

It is important that you determine the right tips for you.

It may take a couple tries before you achieve your goal, but keep trying.

You will find the best ways to have beautiful, flawless, perfect skin in no time.

Everyone knows that woman. She is the one with the perfect skin.

She makes you wonder how to get the perfect, smooth, and flawless skin.

Now you know how to be beautiful.

Follow these 19 ways to achieve the perfect skin you desire.

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