Do yourself (and your skin) a favor and chug some H20. When skin is hydrated, it looks fuller, smoother, and healthier, because it’s being plumped from within. And according to board-certified dermatologist Jody Levine, MD, water may also decrease your acne breakouts by lowering the concentration of oil on your skin. Try these flavored water recipes to make chugging a glass right now a lot more enticing.
If you do one single thing to get brighter, clearer skin, it’s exfoliate. Exfoliation promotes cell turnover, unclogs pores, and helps skin look more radiant. Try a gentle daily scrub or a chemical exfoliant, such as glycolic acid. Different skin types will react differently. For sensitive skin, you may want to exfoliate less often, whereas oily complexions will do better with more frequent exfoliation. Talk to your dermatologist to determine which formulas are right for you and how frequently to use them. Do you know the many skincare benefits of sulfur? Hint: One is exfoliating.