Take the Clear Skin Challenge!

Been dreaming of having Selena Gomez’s glowing, clear complexion but just have no clue how to get it? Well, get ready, grab your cleanser, and take a sip from that water bottle because GL has the tips to take your face totally clear. For the next four weeks, take our clear skin challenge. You’ll have a complexion that's much closer to perfection by September 1st!

Week 1: Back to Basics: To get that healthy glow, there are  some habits you’ve got to correct pronto. The first is keepin’ clean. It’s super important girls wash their hair daily—preferably at night. Otherwise, oil from your hair can rub off onto your pillow and you know where that will end up...your face. Wash your hair each night before you go to bed.

Shopping Spree! The most important thing to get this first week is a cleanser that is right for your skin—the sooner, the better. Grab your mom or dad and head over to the local grocery store. Whether you have oily, dry, normal, or sensitive skin, there’s def a cleanser that’s right for you. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser isn’t harsh and will keep skin clear (get it online or at drugstores).

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $11,

Grab an acne cream with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These chemicals help dry up those pimples that are already having an unwelcome stay on your face.
Even though you’re trying to get rid of spots, you gotta keep moisturizing. Use an light, oil-free formula daily.

Start Your Routine....and stick to it!
With your skin-care arsenal at hand, stick to the basics this week. Make sure you wash your hair daily, and wash your face morning and night with your cleanser. Be sure to remove any makeup you wore during the day at night too—the excess oil can block your pores.

If you play a sport or are active this summer, be sure to wash your face after—it’s important to get the sweat off ASAP—or wind up with a breeding ground for zits. At night, apply your spot treatment to any pimples you do have. Don’t apply to the rest of your face—it has drying agents that could make the rest of your face flaky and that’s the last thing any girl wants.

When it comes to dealing with acne, attack it with consistency. Don’t skip out on washing your face or applying your treatment. While it may not seem like a lot, doing these things each day will make a difference in the long run, promise.

Check back next week to get the second part of the clear skin challenge!


by Alyssa Bailey | 2/1/2016