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Anita Gupta, Anesthesiology, answeredIn order to keep your skin in good condition, it is important that you do not touch your face, because the bacteria on your hands and under your fingernails gets transferred to your face and causes dirt to get trapped in pores. It is also important to never pick at pimples because it will leave a scar. Using skin products well suited for your skin type will improve blemishes. Toning, exfoliating, moisturizing, cleansing, and using a spot treatment are some ways to effectively remove acne. If the washes you are using are too harsh on your skin, it is important to look into an alternative cleansing product that will remove oil and help skin become healthy and clear. After washing your hands, wet your face with warm water so your pores open up. Use the cleanser and massage it into your skin in circular motions. Remove the cleanser with wet cotton pads, a sponge, or by splashing warm water onto face. Rinse skin with cold water to close pores and prevent dirt from getting into them. Dry your face with a clean towel. Then, apply a small amount of toner to a cotton pad and wipe over your entire face (do not rinse off). After the toner is dried, apply some moisturizer by gently massaging it into the skin. It is important to cleanse, tone, and moisturize twice a day. It is also important to exfoliate with an exfoliating face wash once or twice a week. Facial masks can also improve skin condition. By sticking to this routine, acne will drastically improve, leaving a glow to your skin.
RealAge answeredYou don't need a two-hour spa treatment to get a healthy glow. All a healthy skin care routine really needs are these four steps:
- Cleanse. Not too harsh, but not too gentle.
- Moisturize. But you need the right one for your skin type.
- Exfoliate. Gentle scrubbing helps unclog pores and remove old, dead skin cells.
- Protect. Find a sunscreen that is best for your skin.