We would all love to have flawless skin, just like those perfect faces that grace the cover of glossy magazines. In reality though, this seems impossible, as stubborn bumps are always visible on your skin. Whilst nature plays a large part in the type of skin you have, there is a lot you can do to improve the appearance of your skin. If you dedicate a bit of time each day to caring for your skin you can achieve a clearer complexion within no time.
The first important rule for minimising bumps on the skin is to adopt a daily skin routine, which consists of cleansing, toning and moisturising every morning and evening. Blocked skin pores cause the majority of bumps on the skin. Cleansing removes any dirt from within the pores so prevents the formation of new bumps. It is important to choose a cleanser that is correct for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin you may want to choose one that has extra moisturisers. Toners act to tighten the skin and reduce the size of pores and finally, using a good moisturiser at the end of your routine will hydrate and smooth the skin.
In addition to the daily skin routine, you can also use an exfoliation cream. Exfoliation creams gently remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. They also clean out the pores, smooth the skin and help it to absorb moisture. You can choose a fine exfoliation for daily use, or a coarser exfoliation for weekly use. Again, it is important to choose an exfoliation cream that suits your skin type and it may be worth getting one with added chemicals such as glycolic acid or enzymes if you are prone to breakouts as these help to loosen the dead skin cells to promote a smooth and softer complexion.
A weekly or fortnightly treatment with a facemask is not only relaxing but can further clean deep down into pores and also helps to minimise their size. There are a wide variety of masks available that can have added moisturising or breakout fighting ingredients. Facemasks are usually left on the skin for between five to ten minutes and can then be washed off to reveal a brighter and glowing face.
If you are feeling really extravagant you could also treat yourself to a professional facial a couple of times a year as they will not only thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate and nourish your skin but they usually include a facial massage which can help to moisturise, improve blood flow and rejuvenate your face.
Taking some time to look after your skin is the key to reducing the appearance of bumps on your face. It can also be a long-term investment; your skin is the first point of contact for the external environment so looking after it will insure your skin looks smooth, radiant and youthful for many years to come.