How you treat your skin is always going to show one way or another, and the secret to a flawless complexion lies in diligently keeping up a certain routine. Whether you’re battling stubborn acne or the occasional breakout, we’re rounding up all the things you should do to achieve a perfect canvas and keep it radiant. Ahead, five tricks girls with perpetually clear skin swear by—and why you should be trying them, too.
Break Out The Spot Treatment
We all get zits—yes, even those women with perfect skin. Popping or picking can cause inflammation, redness, scabs, scars and infections, all of which only perpetuate the problem. Instead of making a mountain out of a molehill, try a spot treatment. It'll take care of the problem without spreading bacteria or causing scars.
Clean Your Devices
Just because you can't see the bacteria living on the surface of your phone doesn't mean it's not there. Your phone lives in your hand or on public surfaces and each time you set it down, it picks up more germs, dirt and even viruses then transferred to your face when you make a call. Keep a pack of antibacterial wipes handy.
Use Products Specifically For Your Skin Type
If you know you have acne-prone skin, using products that treat anything other than your concerns will do you a disservice. We suggest this oil: A triple threat, it clears congested pores, treats and prevents acne and fights aging with salicylic acid and tea tree oil, while keeping your skin moisturized.
Use Masks Weekly
Getting professional facials can be expensive. Instead, add a mask to your weekly routine—it works wonders for clarifying and decongesting skin. If you didn't know already, sulfur is a miracle ingredient for tackling breakouts. Shop for products packed with sulfur to clear acne, absorb oil and give pores a really deep clean.
Incorporate Light Therapy
When topical products don't get the job done, break out the big guns and turn to light therapy. The best part is you don't even have to go to an expensive dermatologist to indulge in this techy facial. This innovative blemish-fighting device delivers powerful blue light deep into your pores to get rid of buildup and bacteria that cause acne in the first place, ending the breakout cycle without harsh, drying chemicals.