The “clean girl look” is the new black in the fashion industry. The fashion industry in the current day promotes the minimalist approach. Unfortunately, achieving that clean girl look is not easy when you have an oily or acne-prone that breaks out every week. Trust me, I understand the pain you feel when you have the perfect makeup but your skin texture or that pimple that came out of nowhere just takes the spotlight away. Fortunately, after a lot of hit-and-miss skincare experiments, I found the correct way to achieve that look and I will let you in on my little secrets to get that perfect, glossy, and smooth skin.
Before We Start, Note This.
The “clean girl” look is not just about clear and glossy skin. You will still have to go for a “no makeup” makeup look to get that perfect look. Also, know that the influencers and Tiktokers that inspired you to go for these looks are using enhancing and smoothing filters. We all have skin texture and it is very natural.
The tips below are to heal your skin to its original, fresh, and the best version of it.
1. Cleanse Your Face Twice A Day.
To get a clear skin, you must cleanse your face twice a day with a suitable cleanser. The most suitable and beneficial ingredients of a cleanser include a chemical exfoliant, vitamin C, ceramides and salicylic acid. Your cleanser should not be too harsh.
2. Use A Toner.
The regular use of cleansers and exfoliators disrupts your skin’s pH levels and dehydrates your skin. Hence, use a toner regularly. You can use a soothing toning lotion by BIODERMA for the best results. A multipurpose toning lotion that will regulate the pH level and moisturize your skin is much more suitable than a simple toner.
3. Exfoliate Once Or Twice A Week.
Cleansers are good for your skin but exfoliating once or twice a day will bring out the best in your skin. A chemical exfoliator removes dirt, pollution, dead skin cells, and excess sebum from your skin. This reduces melatonin build-up, increases collagen synthesis, and allows your fresh and healthy skin cells to collect on the top layer of your skin. But do not get too excited and over exfoliate!
4. Hydrate Regularly.
Lack of moisture in your skin makes your skin irritated, too oily, or too dry, textured, and gives an overall ‘bumpy’ look. This is why skincare gurus motivate you to moisturise your skin at least twice a day. The best ingredients to look for in a moisturizer are hyaluronic acid, ceramides, petroleum, and dimethicone.
5. Use Gentle Skincare Products.
Using chemicals on your skin is good only if you do it in a controlled amount. Too many chemicals on your skin will react violently with your skin causing skincare issues instead of fixing them. Hence, use gentle products for your skin. Some harsh chemicals for your skin include alcohol-based products, harsh toners, harsh exfoliants (or overuse of exfoliants), etc.
Opting for these skincare tips gave me glossy and clear skin in no time. Now, even if I choose to skip foundation and concealer in my makeup look, my skin still ends up perfecting the clean girl look!