Beauty
How to Switch Up Your Cleansing Routine for Clearer Skin
Become your most beautiful self by following these painless tips!

Unless you're blessed with flawless skin, everyone has to deal with pimples at some points in their lives—especially during the teenage years! Zits could be from stress, dirt, or hormonal changes, and every beauty girl knows that the key to preventing this common skin woe is a good skin care regimen.

Want to get acne-clear skin? Check out these four easy skin care upgrades you can do to achieve smooth and glowing complexion every day!

  1. Upgrade your regular soap to a facial foam.

You'd think washing your face daily with soap is enough to keep it clean and acne-free. However, harsh bar soaps actually do the opposite by drying out the skin and causing it to overproduce oil. Plus, some soaps are hard to lather, which makes it difficult to cleanse your face. To avoid this, a gentle cleanser in the form of a facial foam—which you can easily massage all over your face—would be your best bet.

Try Pond's Acne Clear Facial Foam, which has Active Thymo-T essence with Lock + Clear technology that combines two powerful acne-fighting ingredients, Thymol and Terpineol, to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at the root.

  1. Go for gentle exfoliators.

Exfoliating at least twice a week is a great way to clear dead skin cells and deep-seated dirt off your face. But if you are prone to acne, you might want to steer clear of facial scrubs that contain large beads as they can cause irritation.

Try chemical exfoliants or better yet, a pore conditioning toner, such as the Pond's Acne Clear toner. This gentle exfoliator is enriched with salicylic acid and tea tree oil for a nice, deep clean. Thoroughly cleanse your skin and unclog pores by using a cotton ball to spread the product evenly on your face.

  1. Get yourself a moisturizer with sun protection.

Sun exposure doesn't only dry out and damage the skin—it also aggravates acne for some! And even if you have oily skin, skipping moisturizer after cleansing is a big no-no.

Make the most of this product by choosing one with an SPF of 30 or higher to avoid sun-damaged skin. Use Pond's White Beauty Day Cream Advanced SPF 15 PA++, which has a non-oily SPF formula that gives your skin a fresh, matte appearance while providing sun protection.

  1. Include a spot treatment in your beauty arsenal.

Stop popping those pimples! Instead, spot-treat them to banish your red bumps in no time and without the possibility of incurring scars. Pond's Acne Clear Leave-On Expert Clearing Gel has the same acne-fighting Active Thymo-T Essence that can give you clear skin in as fast as three days. It's also a lightweight, absorbent gel, which won't leave your skin feeling sticky.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Pond's.

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