Dermatologists have shown us tricks on how to get clear skin overnight by following these steps.
Getting clear skin overnight can be challenging. Sometimes even when you follow all the rules, you still end up breaking them. Breakout happens don’t beat yourself up over it.
For women, there are many reasons why we break out. It could be hormonal imbalance, our lifestyle, or birth control medicines.
That’s why I advise you to visit a dermatologist. However, since you are here I have written the home remedies you can do that are backed up by gurus in the field.
When we have a special occasion, our faces tend to know. It could be your wedding, anniversaries, and parties. A day before that special day you might have acne on your face and the next thing that comes to mind is “pop it”. Ignore the voice. Don’t pop it even if you feel the urge to do so.
Keep reading to see the tips I have written on how to get clear skin overnight.
How to get clear skin overnight
1. Wash your face
Before bed, always wash your face. You’re inviting a breakout if you don’t wash off all the dirt, sweat, and makeup from the day.
It is advisable to wash your face twice a day at most. You should avoid over-washing your face because it will increase irritation and blemishes.
Lily Talakoub who is a board-certified dermatologist at McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center has recently spoken to Brides “Wash your face with a cream-to-oil cleanser”.
“Exfoliating cleansers can strip the natural barrier of the skin, leaving it dry and dull. An oil-based or cream-to-oil cleanser is gentle on the skin and leaves the skin’s natural barrier unharmed and glowing,” says Talakoub. If you don’t have a cleanser use water.
2. Exfoliate your skin
When you suffer from a breakout, one of the kitchen’s essentials can be a lifesaver. If you are not a newbie to skincare, you are already familiar with the wonders of apple cider vinegar.
Also, Joanna Vargas is a celebrity facialist and the founder of Joanna Vargas Salons and Skin Care. She is also the author of Glow From Within.
Vargas said, “Raw apple cider vinegar is perfect for any skin type and particularly amazing for people who break out”. “It exfoliates, balances the skin, and it also helps calm breakouts and heal them quickly.”
Furthermore, it is a quick home remedy if you can endure the smell. Apply it with cotton and rub it all over your face like you would with a toner.
3. Moisturize your face
How can a moisturizer help you maintain clear skin overnight? So, if your skin is overly dry, it might try to make up for it by producing too much oil. The outcome? Breakouts.
Moisturizers don’t have to be expensive or contain fancy ingredients, like cleansers. Find a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic above all else. It won’t clog your pores because of this.
If you have oily skin, “lightweight” moisturizers might be the right choice to avoid a greasy, heavy feeling.
Some people discover that during the winter, when the chilly, dry air can cause the skin to feel tight and dry out, they need to switch to heavier moisturizers.
Since it is an urgent situation, you can use a home remedy such as aloe vera or honey. Both are effective moisturizers and do not clog pores.
According to WebMD, it can encourage the production of collagen and elastin fibers, increasing the elasticity of your skin when used as a moisturizer.
Honey moisturizes the skin inside and out.
4. Apply vitamin C
Vitamin C is essential for the skin. Additionally, it improves the tone of the skin and eliminates spots. It is best applied around the eyes.
Talakoub said “Apply a brightening eye cream with vitamin C or licorice root extract from your temples to the inner corners of your eyes,” she said. “The vitamin C brightens dark under-eye circles while the outward massage helps improve lymphatic drainage, decreasing morning under-eye puffiness.” You should add it to your skincare routine.
5. Drink lots of water
This is one of the most talked about topics among experts. While scrolling online you must have read posts from doctors and individuals about the benefits of water on the skin. Don’t ignore water because it works.
Vargas said, “Dehydration is a lack of water in the skin”. He explained that dehydrated skin may appear red, inflamed, or irritated and, when pinched, may not bounce back or form wrinkles or fine lines. You don’t have to have all of these—just one can mean dehydration.”
Hydration cannot be overemphasized. So, drink lots of water when you have a breakout overnight.
6. Don’t pop your acne
We all know this rule but find it challenging to abide by it. As I mentioned earlier, don’t pop your skin.
According to Healthline, the pores are made even more vulnerable to microorganisms, including those from your hands, when you pick or squeeze a zit. Furthermore, it raises the possibility of infection or scarring. If you agree with me, nothing positive comes out of picking your skin.
7. Clean your phone screen regularly
It may be caused by dirt on your phone if you have pimples on your cheeks or anywhere else close to where you hold your phone. Your phone accumulates a lot of bacteria because you keep it constantly. When you press the phone against your face to make a call, bacteria can spread to your face. To get rid of germs, wipe your screen with an antibacterial wipe frequently.
8. Wash your pillowcase
Your skin may develop breakouts if you don’t change your bedding frequently enough. Even if you wash your face every night, the buildup from the products you use on your face at night gets transferred to your pillowcases. This happens along with sweat, dirt, and sweat from your hands and hair. It is wise to change it regularly.
9. Stick to your skincare routine
Stick to your routine no matter how freaked out you are. Continue with what is working for you. If you already have it. Or if not you can try the current trend of skin cycling.
10. Add steaming to your skincare routine
The most effective way to feel refreshed and renewed is with a steam facial. Over a bowl of hot water, hold your towel-covered head and face. The steam will thoroughly clean the skin’s deep layers and open all the blocked pores. Use a face mask in conjunction with the same process for maximum results.
11. Get enough sleep
The body naturally heals itself while sleeping. Giving your skin a total of eight hours of sleep is a surefire way to help clear it because studies have shown that cell turnover is eight times faster while you’re sleeping.
A study in 2019 showed that quality sleep in adults reduces breakouts. I know you are freaking out because tomorrow is a big day for you to relax and get enough sleep.
12. Don’t use toothpaste
The myth that toothpaste is a great overnight miracle cure for a pimple has been spread widely, but it is untrue. While toothpaste does contain ingredients that can help reduce pimples, such as hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, they are not designed in a way that makes them more effective. Benzoyl peroxide is made especially for this purpose.
Furthermore, the pH of toothpaste and the other ingredients is more likely to irritate the skin. This can lead to redness in the vicinity of the area you’re trying to treat and possibly increase the visibility of the blemish in the process. Dr. Baxt warns that “It’s meant for teeth, not skin!”
13. Don’t touch your face
You might have blemishes on your cheeks or jaw from leaning your chin against your hand. Your hands frequently come into contact with objects that are contaminated with bacteria and germs, such as your phone and locker. Placing your hands on your face allows all of that contamination to land on your skin.