10 secret tips and remedies to achieving clear skin

Rid troubled skin with secret tips & remedies for clear skin

By Caren M
10 secret tips and remedies to achieving clear skin

Understanding clear skin

Clear skin is skin that is free of acne breakouts, normal-sized pores and not a blemish on that skin. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could achieve that with your own troublesome, breakout-prone skin? The first step of getting to your clear skin is understanding what your skin type is. 

Understand your skin type

Skin types vary from one person to the next and understanding what category your skin belongs to is key to start taking better care of it.

1. Oily skin

Oily skin types experience a constantly shiny face. Sebum, which is an oil naturally produced by your skin is produced in excess. These types of skin often experience large pores and breakouts because the excess oil clogs pores. 


2. Dry skin

Dry skin has an underproduction of sebum meaning you'll have a dry flaky skin with diminished pores and might also experience irritation of the skin. Dry skin needs constant application of hydration rich products to deal with the flakiness. 

3. Normal skin

People with normal skin don’t have much to worry about because the skin’s oils are kept in check and have manageable small pores. People with normal skin barely ever get a breakout and their complexion is smooth and even.  

4. Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin types may fall from any of the three types mentioned above but with added sensitivity. If you notice that your skin is quick to react with certain chemicals or products that you use on your skin then you may belong to this category. 

5. Combination skin

Combination skin types have more than one skin type of the afore-mentioned skin types. If you experience oily skin around your brow but dry everywhere else, then you might belong to this category. 

If you do not know your skin type, it is advised to visit a skin expert before you use any products on your skin as they may work negatively for you.

Tips and remedies for a clear skin

Now that you know where you belong on the skin spectrum, how do you make this information work for you and gain that smooth, perfect complexion you’ve been secretly praying about? Here are a few guides and tips just for you. 

1. Practice basic skin care

Practice the three most essential basics for skin care.  Cleanse, tone, moisturize.

When cleansing, use a cleansing brush to take off more of the buildup from the day off your skin. Cleansing brushes also exfoliate the surface of your skin for a smoother, softer complexion. Also use a face wash that works for you. Most dermatologists recommend a mild cleanser as they are gentle on your skin. 

The toner and moisturizer that you use should be specific to your skin type so please do not skip these steps. Toner has all the goodness of unclogging pores, promoting clear skin and balancing your skin pH levels that are messed with when you step out into the dirty polluted environment. 

2. Get enough sleep

Sleep is vital to great skin

Tired-looking, saggy skin can be a result of constant exhaustion and lack of sleep. Sleep gives your skin the chance to regenerate, rest and clear out buildup for fresh-looking healthy and blemish-free skin. 

3. Avoid the sun

It should already be known but just in case it’s not, avoid the sun’s harmful UV rays. Use a sunscreen with a high SPF and not just when you’re out sunbathing. Carry it everywhere.  UV does not discriminate. 

4. Exercise and meditation

Regular exercise tightens skin and while doing so makes you sweat all that toxic waste buildup from your skin. These leaves your pores clear to do their job. Just remember to wash off later to avoid re-buildup.

A little excersise goes a long way

5. Wash off make-up before bed

After a day of makeup, wash it off when you get indoors or before bed. Make-up does a good job of hiding our little imperfections but will do a good job of clogging our pores and causing breakouts faster than you can say make-up. Use a makeup remover and cleanser to get all that buildup off and then tone and moisturize like a ritual. 

6. Clean your makeup brushes and sponges

Most people forget to clean their makeup brushes after using them but it really won't mean much if you cleanse daily but reapply the same dirt and bacteria using a brush. It is important that you clean your sponges and brushes regularly because they contain a buildup of makeup and bacteria that are harmful to your skin and can cause breakouts and skin irritation.

Clear skin based on diet

Your diet can play a very important role in the health and clarity of your skin. Certain foods promote clear skin while others just work to clog up the pores and give you that bad breakout you are so desperately trying to avoid. 

7. Do eat berries

All berry fruits are notorious for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants work by boosting the skin’s natural resistance against aging and breakouts and clears free radicals that have negative results on your skin. 

8. Avoid diary and its products

No dairy

This in near impossible to do but try to cut down on the amount of dairy you consume. They contain fats that may lead to free radicals clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

9. Avoid greasy foods, cut down on alcohol too

Tempting but no

It's hard, but you just gotta say no for the sake of your clear skin. Cut down on sugary products, fast-fried foods, and your alcohol intake so your skin can get a chance to be at its best. Trust me, In the end, it’s worth it. 

10. Eat more Omega-3 rich foods

Fish like salmon is rich in Omega-3 that promotes skin health and reduces breakouts and uneven skin-looking skin.

What products are recommended to achieve clear skin

There are all types of skin care products all promising to give you that wonderfully glowy, perfectly clear face you want so much. In our bible of skin care products, we have listed for the must-haves that you absolutely cannot skip:

1. Best Cleanser - Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser


Hydrating Facial Cleanser | Cleansers


Promise keeper serum clears out your acne fast

Promise Keeper™ Blemish Facial - Acne Scar Cream

3. Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream

Avene tolerance creme: Dermstore

Tolerance Extreme Cream. A fragrance-free facial cream for hypersensitive skin.

4. Clay masks - Vivant skin care

Vivant skin care, source:@vivantskincare/Instagram

Sulfur Clay Mask

Day and night routines to care for clear skin

Taking care of your skin in the morning and at night should be a ritual for that flawless look you’re going for.

1. Morning routine

a. Wash and exfoliate

Wash your face when you wake up to clear the nighttime buildup of oils and bacteria. You can use tepid water. To exfoliate using a washcloth, run it in tepid water and wring it then massage in circles from your nose to your temples, forehead to chin. This will get rid of dead skin and any facial swelling. 

b. Massage with ice cubes

Massaging your face with ice cubes every morning for two minutes will improve blood circulation in your face and gives you that beautiful glow and reduces inflammation and swelling. 

c. Tone and moisturize

Tone your skin to balance out oils and pH. Choose a toner that works for your skin types and has friendly ingredients. 

Before you moisturize, you can use a facial oil of your liking by putting a drop or two onto your skin then use a light moisturizer before you use your trusty sunscreen. The oil will give you that fine dewy glow and improve the complexion.  

2. Nighttime routine

Cleanse, tone, moisturize

Start by cleansing to get rid of all that make-up, bacteria buildup and dirt from the day. 30-45 seconds using a cleanser that works for you is recommended to get rid of all that extra gunk on the face. Always cleanse the face, neck and chest. 

Tone and then moisturize using your nighttime products. If you use any night creams for your skin and under eyes, you can apply them at this point. Take care of your neck and chest as well as your hands here too. 

b. Use a clay mask

Clay masks are the best when it comes to detoxifying your skin and leaving it fresh and supple and rejuvenated. A simple 15-minute mask is all you need for great clear skin. 

c. Get a good night's sleep

After you’ve taken care of your skin, get under the sheets and get a good night's sleep. Sleep reduces stress on your skin allowing it to relax, regenerate and allows better absorption of nutrients to the skin for a healthier glow and naturally smooth skin. 

Vitamins to maintain clear skin

1. Vitamin A

This is a powerful antioxidant often used to clear out acne. It helps your skin shed dead skin and reduce inflammation. Get oils and ointments rich in the Vitamin to clear out your skin faster.  

2. Vitamin C

Found mostly in any citrus fruits and berries, Vitamin C is great for skin restoration as it aids in the production of collagen which is important for skin. After a nasty acne breakout, turn to vitamin C rich products to rejuvenate, maintain and reduce inflammation on your skin. 

3. Vitamin E

This vitamin helps clear out clogged pores by neutralizing free radicals that damage the skin. It also helps in hydration without clogging pores and is useful in helping clear out pimple scars. 



Clear skin is not just an unattainable dream for you anymore. Follow the steps and guides provided and we promise that you’ll begin noting the changes happening soon. In the meantime, love yourself and keep vigil in taking care of your delicate skin. We are here cheering you on!