In this Instagram-crazed generation, I’ll admit I always want to put my best face forward and by that I mean clear, flawless skin, free from unsightly acne and acne scars. The best way I’ve discovered is to work hard at preventing them rather than treat them, the saying prevention is better than cure rings oh so true in this case.
Through much trial and error, these are my top 5 curated tips to achieve clear, beautiful skin.
#1 Use a cleanser with salicylic acid
Make salicylic acid your next BFF if you have acne-prone skin. Even better, find a cleanser which contains salicylic acid as you can be sure you’re fighting and preventing acne on a regular basis. I love Skin Laundry III Refresh Sapphire Cleanser as it deeply detoxes and cleanses the skin without leaving the skin feeling dry or tight. It doesn’t hurt that it smells great too!
#2 Exercise at least twice a week
Not only is this great for your overall health, regular exercise means increased blood flow and oxygen to your skin to keep it clean and healthy. As you’re working out, you’re also flushing out bacteria and toxins from your body and skin, which in turn prevents acne.
#3 Seeing Red
Treat your skin to a blast of photomodulation treatment using red light therapy. This is a very gentle, non-invasive treatment to encourage skin to produce healthy skin by increasing the production of collagen while reducing sebum production in your skin.
#4 NEVER squeeze ‘em
Sometimes a pesky zit still manages to surface onto your skin despite a religious skincare routine. Before you freak out, do not for a second think that squeezing the zit will be a quick fix. On the contrary, squeezing a zit could lead to further inflammation and prolong the recovery period. Instead, use something like Clear Bliss Clearing & Soothing Gel that helps to calm angry red flare ups without irritating the skin. It can also be used to prevent breakouts.
#5 With all guns blazing
If it’s a severe case of acne you’re battling with, and despite everything you’ve done, your acne just won’t dissipate, then perhaps it’s time to bring out the big guns. Amp up your treatment with SW1’s famed Purity Program, that combines a lethal dose of Forever Clear BBL and VBeam Perfecta working in perfect unison to clear troubled complexions. Even acne scars can be treated using this program.