Often we hear our family or friends say that someone’s skin is as smooth as silk. It implies that the skin condition of that person is clear and spotless, which is the envy of many – especially if you spared no effort to have spotless skin.
As we grow older, we can’t help but notice the blemishes on our skin, which weren’t present during our childhood. Some may say that it’s due to the environment, while some may attribute it to their genetics or poor skin cleansing routine.
For most Singaporeans, having clear and spotless skin is the ultimate dream. However, due to environmental aggressors, our skin may evolve, ironically, to heal itself. But to our dismay, we are left with a skin condition that isn’t as smooth as it once was.
Ahead, we’re sharing some tips for you to get spotless skin. Also, note that it takes a great amount of effort to restore your skin condition to when it was smooth and spotless.
Cleanse your skin daily
Much like your daily showers, your skin also requires a proper and thorough cleansing after being exposed to the outside environment. Having a regular cleansing routine will help to remove dirt, grime, and dead skin cells from the skin, allowing your skin to breathe.
As one of the most important steps in any beauty routine, a good cleansing experience boils down to the type of facial cleanser you use and its suitability on your skin. Depending on your skin type – normal, sensitive, dry, oily, or combination, your choice of facial cleanser will affect how your skin reacts to it.
Additionally, a regular skin cleansing after a long day will help to rejuvenate your skin. For acne-prone skin, look for a cleanser that contains salicylic acid to help exfoliate and reduce breakouts. That said, it’s best used at night as it may lead to dryness. For a regular day wash, use a gentle cleanser, preferably with a pH level of 5.5 or soothing ingredients.
Use a good toner
You may have heard that using a toner in your skincare routine is unnecessary. But in fact, it’s necessary to include a toner in your beauty routine as it helps to remove any dirt or grime that you may have missed during your cleansing.
A toner works to maintain the pH level of your skin as certain ingredients can help to calm and soothe the skin. Not only that, but using a toner also works to help your skin absorb the vital nutrients from any of your skincare.
If you have sensitive skin, steer clear of any toner that may contain alcohol as it may cause dryness and irritation. For smooth and spotless skin, never skip a good toner cause it may just help to brighten your skin tone.
Moisturise your skin
As the skin is the largest organ on our body, daily moisturising is vital to reduce skin problems and conceal blemishes. If you have oily and dry skin, chances are that your skin is deprived of moisture.
Bear in mind that no matter your skin type, hydration is necessary for healthy, glowing skin. Regular use of moisturiser can also help to enhance skin rejuvenation, which allows new skin cells to rise to the surface.
To help hydrate your skin without it feeling tacky or greasy afterwards, opt for gel, cream, or water-based moisturiser. That way, it won’t clog the pores, resulting in fewer breakouts. The massaging effect when you apply a moisturiser will also help to stimulate blood circulation.
Exfoliate your skin regularly
Aside from your regular cleansing, toning, and moisturising, exfoliation is also necessary to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. That’s because our skin naturally sheds to make room for new cells every 30 days.
Exfoliating your skin regularly can leave your skin looking smooth and spotless as it enhances the absorption of your skincare products. Not only that, but it can also help to reduce clogged pores and increase collagen production which promotes skin elasticity.
Be sure to do a weekly home exfoliation to reduce your chances of getting hyperpigmentation due to clogged pores and/or acne. In some cases, a DIY face scrub may yield little to no results if you have pigmented skin. If you’re looking for professional skincare, Eeva Medical Clinic provides laser treatment for pigmentation in Singapore. It may just be what you need to reduce the pigmentation on your skin.
If you’re looking to have healthy, glowing, smooth and spotless skin, make sure to follow the steps above. Remember to take note of your skin condition if you ever over-exfoliate or under-moisturise the skin as any damage to it may cause hyperpigmentation issues.
A regular skincare routine may involve several steps but at the end of the day, both you and your skin will benefit from it. For a better understanding of your skin condition, you should seek advice from a medically-certified clinic like Eeva Medical Clinic.