As a person of colour, I have been told my whole life that the key to clear skin is being lighter. But now I’m older and wiser, and here’s what I’ve learned: White people are just as susceptible to acne, dry skin, oily skin–you name it! In this blog post, you’ll find all sorts of tips for white skin from skincare experts who know best.
From how often you should exfoliate to which moisturizer is best for your type of skin, we’ve got everything covered. So don’t give up on finding a routine that works just because your complexion isn’t dark enough–there’s something for everyone in our list below!
1. Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Every skincare expert in the world will tell you that wearing SPF every day is non-negotiable. This includes when it’s cloudy or cold outside (yes, your skin can still burn-in fact, it’s more likely to do so when the weather is inclement).
Wearing SPF can help prevent dark spots from appearing on your skin.
It will also protect you from sun damage that speeds up the ageing process and causes wrinkles. Remember: Skin cancer isn’t something to fool around with! So if you’re going to take one thing from this article, let it be this: ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN.
2. Use A Moisturizer With SPF
It’s essential to moisturize, and it should go hand in hand with sunscreen. Your skin will be radiant if you use the right products, so we know that SPF is just as crucial for healthy-looking complexions!
It has been scientifically proven that moisturizers work best when paired up. However, using both – one without any chemicals or other irritants such preservatives linked together can clog pores over time.
This usually happens because people skip applying lotion every day, leaving them vulnerable during scorching summer months soar much higher than average levels seen each year.
3. Drink Lots Of Water
It will hydrate your skin and help you look refreshed all day long. Not to mention that it will flush out the gunk that’s clogging your pores, leaving you more transparent and brighter. Drinking water is essential in the winter when we spend more time indoors, and our skin is exposed to heater air and dryness.
4. Exfoliate At Least Twice A Week
More often if you have flaky skin! It’ll keep dead cells at bay, so they don’t accumulate or turn into acne-causing bacteria. You can use a gentle cleanser during your daily shower, or you can head to the bathroom sink and use a facial brush to do the job.
If you have acne-prone skin, exfoliation is essential because your pores are clogged with dirt and bacteria from the environment. You can also exfoliate at night to ensure that your moisturizer penetrates deeper into the skin, so it does a better job! Look for an enzyme mask or treatment at your local drugstore, department store or beauty mart.
5. Exercise Regularly
Exercise is good for your heart, mind and skin! It improves your circulation, which is necessary if you want to receive the essential vitamins that are needed for optimal skin health. Exercise also helps you sweat, which is why it’s brilliant for treating acne flare-ups.
Try to implement at least three times a week for 30 minutes into your routine. This will help blood circulate more efficiently and prevent dark spots caused by overactive sebaceous glands (they produce the oil that gives us pimples!)
6. Get Enough Vitamin D
If you spend most of your days indoors, you should consider taking vitamin D supplements to make sure your skin can maintain its natural glow. The nutrient has been proven to boost collagen and elastin production, which are needed for healthy-looking skin! You can get it from various foods, including oysters, salmon, tuna and fortified dairy products.
7. Get Enough Sleep
This tip is genuinely groundbreaking. Plenty of people can function on less sleep, but that doesn’t apply to skincare! Our bodies release hormones that keep oil production under control during our slumber. So if you wake up with an oily complexion, it’s because your hormones have been disrupted.
If you’re looking for tips on caring for your skin, the above should give you some good advice. But remember that it’s always best to talk with a dermatologist before making any major changes in your skincare routine. Most people are likely to benefit from using sunscreen, moisturizer, and cleansing regularly. Beyond that, you’ll have to figure out what works best for your skin type!