How To Get Clear Skin

Words by Matt Huxley

Without a doubt, the most question I get asked is “how do I get flawless skin.” Why they’re asking me I have no idea, because my skin, whilst good, is not flawless! In any case, there are several tricks up my sleeve that I use to keep my skin in tip top condition. And you know what? I might just share a few with you in this post. Aren’t I good!

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1.Listen to your skin

This is probably the weirdest thing to start off on. But it’s something that not enough people do. You need to really listen to what your skin is telling you. Is it dry? Perhaps you should add a facial oil to your moisturiser. Flaking? A light exfoliation and then a rich moisturiser. Pimply? A benzac peroxide cream to act as a spot treatment. Oily? A regular cleanse. And so on. I see so many people sticking religiously to the same thing over and over again and wondering why their skin doesn’t improve. Because you aren’t treating what the problem is!

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2. Eat your vegetables

It really is true. Lots of healthy vegetables will really nourish your skin from the inside out. Try a green smoothie. Or if that’s too hectic for you, I’ve found a really good superfood powder that I’m testing out. It may taste like fish food, but I’m sure it’s doing my complexion wonders!

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3. Take off your makeup

I mean duh. Your skin can’t breath with a cake face. Breathing = oxygen. Oxygen = life. Life = bright and refreshed. Get it?

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4. Mask it

If you need a bit of extra oomph in your skincare routine, try adding a mask every now and then. Both sheet and clay masks are great, but if you’ve got very dry skin I would stay WELL away from a clay mask as it’ll just dry you out further.

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5. Drink all the fluids!

Water, water, water. Drinking lots of water helps to flush out toxins in all your organs, as well as your skin. If you struggle with plain water, try adding lemon, raspberries or cucumber to it to give it a bit of taste.

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Well there you have it! These are just some of the tips that I’ve found really help my skin look the best it can. In the photos you can see some of my favourite products that correspond to the tips I’ve included.

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