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Breakup with Breakouts: Tips for How to Get Clear Skin

If you’re ready to say goodbye to breakouts and support a clear complexion, we’ve gathered our top tips for how to combat non-cystic acne naturally.

Although acne and adolescence tend to go hand in hand, let’s get one thing clear: breakouts can happen at any (and every) age. While there’s no “one size fits all” approach to achieving a blemish-free complexion, there are a few things you can do to improve your skin’s appearance from the inside out. What works for one person may not work for another, and if you’re experiencing cystic acne or a more chronic condition, it’s important that you see a specialist. However, if you’re wondering how to get a clear complexion, a few lifestyle changes can make a significant difference. From watching what you eat to taking proper supplements, clear skin is possible with a few simple steps.

    • Take Skin-Supporting Supplements

Your body needs certain nutrients to flourish, and so does your skin! Although blemishes appear on the surface, did you know you can support clear skin from within? Nature’s Bounty ClearComplexion softgels contain skin-clarifying Zinc to help support a clearer complexion for those with non-cystic acne.* Additionally, the preservative-free formula features Manganese, a mineral that works with your body's enzymes to provide antioxidant support.* While supporting blemish free skin from the inside out requires a little bit of patience, we promise it’s worth the wait. In as little as 60 days, you’ll notice a clearer complexion.* Get yours at Target today!

    • Find the Right Skincare Routine

Everyone’s skin is completely unique and different. Knowing your skin type is important for figuring out which products you should stock up on and which ones only make matters worse. Whether your skin is oily, dry, acne-prone, or somewhat of a mixture, it’s crucial to keep a close eye on your complexion after using certain treatments to have a full understanding of what works for you and what doesn’t. One step that should never be skipped, regardless of your skin type, is washing your face every night. Before you go to sleep, make sure you’re removing any makeup and using a cleanser to get rid of any excess dirt/buildup from the day!

    • Manage Stress

When you’re stressed, it can seriously mess with your hormones which is of the most important factors in your skin’s appearance. That’s why one of our most crucial clear skin tips is to manage your stress levels in an appropriate way to reduce tension and support a smoother complexion. From daily meditation and exercise, to making sure you get enough sleep, there are many ways to keep your stress levels in check depending on what keeps you feeling happiest and most calm.

    • Keep Your Hands Away from Your Face

It sounds simple, but if you’re constantly touching your face or resting your chin on your hands, the number of germs you’re transferring to your skin can cause breakouts pretty quickly. The worst part is that you may not even realize how often you do it! Once you make a conscious effort to avoid touching or picking at your face, you’ll have an easier time attempting to break the habit.

    • Shower After Working Out

Exercising is a great way to reduce stress which, as we know, can help battle breakouts. However, it’s crucial that you’re washing your face and/or body immediately after your sweat session to avoid clogging your pores and trapping in any excess dirt/bacteria that can lead to more acne. 

    • Clean Up Your Diet

When you eat poorly, it can sometimes show in your skin. While the types of food that cause us to break out vary significantly from person to person, it’s important to keep a close eye on what triggers your breakouts to know what types of foods could be the culprit. Some people blame dairy, while for others it may just be junk food in general. If you keep a food diary, try and look at the meals you ate around the time of your flare-up to have a better understanding of the foods that don’t sit well with you. Foods that generally do help support a clearer complexion include leafy green vegetables, antioxidant-rich berries, omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and walnuts, and foods rich in vitamin A like sweet potatoes and pumpkin. 

    • Sanitize Your Phone Often

If you’re leaving your phone face down in a public area, then pressing it up against your cheeks to chat with a friend, the germs that are being transferred to your face can absolutely be the culprits of your zits. Keep your phone sanitized at all times and, better yet, utilize earbuds or hands-free calling. 

    • Change Your Sheets Frequently

When your head hits the pillow and you drift off to sleep each night, the last thing on your mind is that your face is resting on a germ-filled surface. Unfortunately, if you’re not washing your bedding a few times per week, that’s the harsh reality. Dirt and bacteria from your sheets can transfer to your skin and cause breakouts. If you can’t commit to doing laundry every few days, it may be time to stock up on a few different pillowcases and keep swapping them out. 

    • Wash Your Makeup Brushes Regularly

Another culprit for trapping in excess dirt/bacteria and causing breakouts might live right inside your makeup bag. If you’re not washing your cosmetic brushes consistently, they could be the cause of your not-so-clear complexion. Your foundation brush/sponge is the main concern here, so aim to wash it with some soap and water at least once a week. 

If you’re ready to breakup with breakouts, these steps to clear skin pave the way for clearer skin.* There are so many factors that can directly impact your complexion, which is why it’s so important to support your skin from within.*Take the first step by heading to your local Target and grabbing a bottle of Nature’s Bounty ClearComplexion Beauty Gels.* Say goodbye to trying to cover up your imperfections and embrace your Beauty from the Inside.*

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