Naya Rivera Says 'Enough is Enough' to Acne: Steps to Clear Skin [PHOTO]
Apr 24, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
Whether it is summer, winter, or fall, everyone would prefer to have clear skin throughout the year. What we do not realize is if we actually took the time to take care of our skin we may not have the difficult struggle of acne, be it occasional or constant.
"Glee" actress Naya Rivera is known for struggling with acne i.e her proactive commercials. Eventually the actress got sick of not having clear skin and took the necessary steps to make her skin flawless.
In the past the actress has said, "I know when I was dealing with acne-and when most people are dealing with acne-you reach a point where enough is enough. You've got to find something that works and you got to fight back."
According to Allure.com in order to banish zits there are certain rules you have to live by.
In order to establish clear skin you must first create a face cleansing routine. You should wash your face two times a day, once in the morning and once at night. However if you go to the gym you should add an additional wash post workout using a skin cleanser with up to 2 percent of salicylic acid.
Most of us know that it is a big mistake to pop zits but do it anyway. For the days you just cannot rest popping your pimple disinfect the area was a 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide.
Proceed to dot the area with a salicylic acid such as Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste, suggested by Allure.com to help unclog the pore.
It is important to be patent when trying new skin products. It can take up to six weeks to see a difference however if that time frame passes chances are the product is not working and it may be time to consult with a dermatologist.
To maintain a clear complexion it is important to spot treat acne prone areas early on. However it is vital no to over treat your skin with acne products because it can cause redness or excess drying.
Applying a thin layer of the acne product is a safe way to avoid damaging your skin and maintaining a perfect complexion.
As cliché as it sounds in order to maintain clear skin you must relax. According to Allure.com stress hormones increase oil production which leads to clogged pores and whiteheads. Doing activities as simple as taking a bath, reading, or exercising can help reduce stress.
Last but not least in the steps to clear skin is protection. It is essential to protect your skin not only from the sun but also from scaring following acne treatment. Using a sun block of SPF 30 or higher will protect your skin from sun damage. To prevent permanent scars use salicylic acid and licorice-root extract on dark marks to help them fade over time.
For more awesome tips on how to maintain clear skin and recommended skin cleansers visit Allure.com.