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How To Achieve Clear Skin in 3 Easy Steps

Clear skin doesn't have to be an unachievable dream if you follow these simple steps.



Everyone’s skin goes through ups and downs and it’s inevitable yours won’t always look perfect. When things aren’t looking that great, it’s time to strip back your skincare routine to the basics – cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise. Cut out unnecessary steps and ingredients and keep your twice-daily routine consistent. Drink a lot of water, wash your bed linen and towels every week, and don’t pick at your skin, no matter how much you want to!

STEP 1: Cleanse

The key to clear, healthy skin is to keep it scrupulously clean – but this doesn’t mean overscrubbing it with harsh soaps.

DO: Choose a gentle cream, gel or milk facial cleanser that doesn’t foam, since foaming cleansers strip your skin of its crucial protective layer. If you wear makeup and SPF every day, start with an oil cleanser and follow with a cream one.

DON’T: Use cleansers with SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) – it’s the same harsh ingredient that makes dishwashing liquid foamy.

UltraCalming Cleanser 250mL

aed 159 Dermalogica

Rosa Centifolia™ Cleansing Gel

aed 86.04 Ren Clean Skincare

Rosa Centifolia Cleanse And Reveal Hot Cloth Cleanser

aed 69.83 Ren Clean Skincare

STEP 2: Exfoliate

Your skin sheds cells all the time, which have to be sloughed off to make sure your products can penetrate properly. You’ll know you’re doing it right if your skin is left invigorated, soft and smooth. If it’s red, tight and dehydrated, step away from the scrub.

DO: Exfoliate once or twice a week with a gentle enzyme exfoliator or even just a clean washcloth.

DON’T: Overexfoliate. If you scrub your skin raw every day, it will never have the time to heal and regenerate itself. Be gentle – and avoid apricot pips! Your face is not a fruit salad.

Daily Microfoliant 75mL

aed 259 Dermalogica

Skin Smoothing Polish, 100ml

aed 134 Murad

Aquabella® Micro Exfoliating Purifying Gel

aed 83 Nuxe

STEP 3: Moisturise

This is the final step to keep your skin protected and hydrated.

DO: Apply your moisturiser immediately after cleansing or exfoliating, while the skin is still a bit damp, to help lock in moisture.

DON’T: Overdo it and don’t neglect your neck and chest, either.

Ultra Facial Cream Clear 50 ml

aed 283.90 Kiehl’s

Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Sleep and Reveal Night Cream – 50 ml ON SALE

aed 90 Super Facialist
aed120 25

Original Skin™ Matte Moisturizer with Willowherb

aed 85 Origins

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