10 Commandments of Clear Skin

Thursday, October 11, 2012

We are often asked about skin care and how to have a beautiful complexion. here are some tips from our Skin Therapists at Avenue Advanced Skincare .

1. Keep it Clean!

Cleanse! Cleansing will remove any oils, make up or dirt that have settled on your skin during the day. Remember to double cleanse at night – the first cleanse removes these impurities so that the second cleanse can actually reach your skin.

2. Don’t Pop or Pick!

It can be hard not to resist, but popping or picking at pimples will only result in inflammation, scarring, and yes, more breakouts! Try applying a spot treatment instead.

3. But if you do…

Ok, what’s done is done. Now leave it and let it heal. Or, if you’re in need of a fixert, try a LED Light Treatment to stimulate cell turnover and accelerate your natural healing process.

4. Choose the right product

Some products are better than others. They just are. Look for key acne fighting ingredients. Products with retinoid will help to regulate oil flow and reduce the chance of scarring. Products containing salicylic acid increase cell turnover and help to unblock pores.

5. Prevention!

Spot-treating your pimple can reduce its lifespan by one to two days. But the real goal is a clear complexion—and early intervention is key. “You need to prevent acne from forming, and that means treating skin that’s prone to pimples even if there are none present,” says dermatologist Karyn Grossman. So use all acne products over your entire face.

6. Stop the spread

For mild to severe acne, change your pillow case and face towels every couple of days so that bacteria don’t spread.

7. Slip, Slop, Slap!

Protect your skin against harmful UV rays and premature ageing by applying sunscreen daily! After all, 90% of ageing is caused by the sun. Look for products which contain titanium dioxide and zinc. These key ingredients are anti-inflammatory and won’t irritate the skin so your sunscreen will be doing double duty!

8.Fade Scars

Products containing epidermal growth factors, Rumidex Occidentalis and L-lactic acid are best for treating acne scars. We recommend Results Rx’s and Lightning Rx to treat hyper-pigmentation, melasma and blemished skin for clarity, tone and texture!

9. Use Mineral Make-up

Regular make-up might hide zits, but it also traps free radicals against your skin. So always use a product which has natural ingredients like Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Mineral make-up won’t irritate skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and acne. It won’t clog pores or aggravate acne. So, most importantly, using mineral make-up will help you to look just as beautiful without anything on at all!

10. Beauty starts from within

Clear skin starts from the inside out so drink lots of water and eat nutrient rich food. Why not add some leafy greens to your plate? They’re high in the very anti-oxidants and vitamins that help to repair your skin cells for a glowing, clear complexion!

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