How I Maintain Clear, Healthy Skin // Top Tips Thursday

Hello again,

Welcome to my new series here on Cloudy Skies Blogging – Top Tips Thursday! Every other Thursday I’m going to be publishing a post with some of my best advice and tips for all kinds of topics so if you have any suggestions for this series please let me know in the comments below. To start this series off I’ll be sharing my top skin care tips with you about how I keep my skin clear and healthy so I hope this comes in handy for some of you!

Avoid Harsh Products For Oily Skin

Like many other teens I suffer with oily skin and in the past I used harsh products that claimed to balance the oils in my skin or clear my pores e.c.t for perfect skin. After meeting with someone to help me clear my skin and help it start looking healthy again I found out these products can actually make the problem worse. They tend to not only strip the skin of all its natural oils, but also water. This can make your skin become dehydrated which causes your skin to start producing MORE oil and sebum which clogs your pores, creates oily skin, makes your skin look dull and can cause lots of break outs too! I’ve started using products for normal skin types that are nice and creamy and I have seen a huge difference in how healthy my skin looks. I have wrote a more in depth post about dehydrated skin and how to avoid it so if you’d like to check it out click here.

Keep It Simple

I love face masks, cleansers, and moisturiser as much as the next gal but using lots of products you don’t need really isn’t going to do anything for your skin, for the best results keep your skin care routine simple with a few products. When I don’t wear any makeup all I do is wash my face with water and use a cream cleanser, for the days where I do wear makeup I also use a face wash and serum as well and an exfoliant when needed – always followed with a moisturiser of course. Using lots of creams, serums and cleansers when your skin doesn’t need them just clogs your pores and stops your skin from being able to breathe.

Water, Water, Water!

I’ve always been used to using cleansers and makeup removing wipes to clean my skin at the beginning of my skincare routine but recently I’ve been making sure to thoroughly wash my face with warm water first to open my pores and get all the dirt off my face and I’ve defiantly noticed a big difference. My pores seem smaller and my skin has more of a healthy glow. Its such a simple step that  makes such a big difference!!

Listen To Your Skin

For a while now I’ve been practising yoga every night which has really taught me me importance of listening to my body in order to treat it right and this goes for your skin too. If you’ve been wearing makeup frequently or started using a new product and your skin suddenly starts breaking out or your pores become really clogged e.c.t. change things up to give your skin a breather even if it’s only using a mineral foundation instead for a few days it’s so important that if something clearly isn’t agreeing with your skin that you stop doing whatever it is. A lot of the time it doesn’t even need to be a drastic change, for example, if you notice you’ve suddenly started breaking out in one particular area then clean your brushes and use a different product and see if that helps the problem. I think a lot of us tend to get in the habit of if our skin looks bad then we automatically feel the need to cover it up, when in reality we’re just hurting our skin more and making the issue worse – it’s important to remember being a little spotty and not wearing makeup lasts a few days top, but your skin is here your whole life so it’s so important you look after it to keep it as healthy as possible for as long as possible so I’m sure you can go without foundation for a day or two.

Moisturise

Last but by no means least is moisturise. For me moisturiser is the most important part of my skin care routine, it helps prevent premature wrinkles, and is great for maintaining healthy oil levels on your skin – whether you have oily, dry, normal or combination skin moisturiser is so important as it increases oil levels in dry spots and can stop your skin preventing excess oil in the particularly oily spots. Look out for a good moisturiser that suits your skin type and always look at online reviews and blog posts for advice on what will work for you.

That’s all from me for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and that your as exited about this new series as I am. If you have any suggestions on or comments feel free to leave them in the comments section below or let me know on any of my social media. Thank you so much for reading,

Until next time,

Bethan xx

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