Have Flawless Skin in a Week

Flawless skin is not only a sign of beauty, but also a sign of good health. Getting flawless skin in a week is doable, but you have to be prepared to change your daily regimen. This article will give you some tips on how to get flawless skin in a week.

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1. Use cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and facial scrubs based on your skin type.
2. Always remove makeup before going to bed.
3. Eat healthy food and avoid caffeine, sugar, and greasy foods.
4. Drink 8 glasses of water each day and exercise regularly.
5. Get 8 hours of sleep each night.


  1. Determine your skin type. Is it oily, dry, normal, or combination of either? In order to do this, wash your face, let it dry and leave your face completely untouched for an hour. Inspect by dabbing a tissue between your nose and cheek, called the T-zone:
    • Normal skin shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. If you have it, consider yourself lucky!
    • Oily skin is characterized by the grease on the tissue. It is also common for a person with oily skin to have large pores and a bit of a shine.
    • Dry skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. Moisturizing is important for this skin type.
    • Combination skin is most common. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere.
  2. Invest in a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and facial scrub suited to your skin type. (If you're young there's no need for a facial scrub.) You might have to test out a couple of brands before you find the perfect one. Talk to an associate at a makeup or skin care counter. You will be able to test different formulas. They may even offer samples so you can try a product out for a day or two.
    • Try to get a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that is non-comedogenic. This just means that it won't clog your pores, leading to pimples.
    • If you have a bad case of acne or any other skin problem like eczema, see a dermatologist. They will give you the specific treatment you need. It's likely that any medication you get from a dermatologist will be prescription strength, too, meaning it will be stronger.
  3. Buy an SPF 15+ sunscreen for daily use. Try for a facial sunscreen with no fragrance or oil. Sunscreen will help block harmful UV-A and UV-B rays that can lead to skin damage and cancers.
    • Many moisturizers these days have sunscreen built into them. Experiment with different moisturizers to see if the sunscreen works well and the moisturizer keeps your face hydrated.
  4. Use your face wash every two days. You will not see a difference if you only use it once a week. Use your scrub, which lifts off dead layers of skin, only every few days as to avoid scrubbing off too much skin.
    • Do not use a washcloth, loofah or any other abrasive material to wash your face. Washing with your hands is perfectly acceptable, and will lower the irritation you might otherwise get with an abrasive material.
    • Wash once in the morning and once at night. This is especially important if you have very oily skin or numerous pimples.
    • Moisturize after every wash. Washing your face with a facial cleanser sucks all the natural oils from your face. Clear, beautiful skin is hydrated skin.
  5. Wash off your makeup. Before going to bed remember to take off any makeup you put on. Washing your face may do the trick, but some makeup may require makeup remover.
    • Don't be lazy about taking off makeup. If you're prone to leaving your makeup on or forgetting to wash your face, invest in some wipes and keep them close to your bed. Although this isn't exactly optimal, it is only for time-saving, so if you can, wash your face after to remove any excess makeup.
  6. Eat properly. A great menu is a balanced menu. Remember the food pyramid? Eat fruits and vegetables. Nutritionists recommend eating 3 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables daily. Avoid foods with caffeine and sugar, as well as greasy foods and red meat.
  7. Drink plenty of fluids. Try to drink 8 glasses of fluids, preferably water, every day! Avoid sugary soft drinks, caffeine, and coffee. Green/herbal tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect cells in your body from damage.
  8. Exercise. Exercising helps you metabolize. A walk with your dog or some yoga lessons do make a difference! Healthy skin is just another part of a healthy body.
    • Exercising is also good for relieving stress. Studies show[1] that there's a link between how stressed you are and how bad your acne is. So if you're super-stressed all the time, try your favorite form of exercise to get rid of it pronto.
  9. Sleep. Make sure you get your 8 hours every night, perhaps a bit more if you are a teenager. Being well rested gives your body more energy to go about its daily routine, and leaves you feeling even better. Flawless skin doesn't have big dark circles.
    • Do this every day, and you will soon begin to see the results.


  • Continue to give your skin and body the attention it needs and you can expect to see gorgeous, glowing skin as well as a healthy new you!
  • Stop smoking. It will give you wrinkles and age spots much earlier in life.
  • Be sure to remove makeup with a separate makeup remover as a facial cleanser is designed to remove only dirt and sebum.
  • Olive oil is a great substitute for makeup remover. It's also good for your skin. It may be an option if you are sensitive to certain chemicals. Olive oil is absorbed by the pores, so it doesn't cause breakouts.
  • Utilize a makeup that will not cause a breakout. Lighter BB Creams, powder foundation, or mineral foundation are recommended.
  • Use diluted neem or tea tree oil for pimples, as it is antibacterial and also suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Use chemical exfoliation of an AHA or BHA to treat acne.
  • It's important to keep skin clean and healthy so remember to maintain a good amount of sunscreen each and every day and re-apply for extra protection. SPF 30, along with a pa+++ rating is a protective sunscreen which should be applied.
  • Try to use moisturizer every day to have soft skin.
  • Warm up some honey, then spread it over your face, then rinse after 15 minutes.
  • try to cleanse, tone and moisturize your face at nighttime and simply rinse your face with water then use a moisturizer in the mornings.
  • Don't touch your face, as this will clog pores.
  • Try to avoid waterproof mascara because it tends to stay on the lashes and break the lashes.
  • Try to avoid touching your face with your hands as the oils on your hands clog pores.
  • Reduce oily meals. It will cause less occurrence of pimples. Plus, drink 8 glasses of water each day to get healthy, beautiful skin.
  • As stated above, acne can be worsened by stress. Make sure you don't get overwhelmed with work (delegate chores, involve co-workers in projects) and that your relationships are alright (use non-violent communication, avoid toxic people), and don't worry too much about things that are unlikely to happen or that you can't influence. Try meditation (5-15 min per day are a good start) or learn slow movement techniques like Yoga, Tai Chi or Qui Gong.
  • Drink green tea, as it helps to keep your skin hydrated.
  • After cleansing, splash skin with cold water to close your pores and pat your face dry. Don't rub or scrub!
  • Try using peppermint or coconut oil to get rid of acne or pimples.
  • Use chest rub on your pimples, apply it all the way on your face and on the next day it will be gone or you will barely see it.
  • Wash face daily,stay hydrated.
  • Chocolate masks are great for moisturizing and toning the skin!


  • If you are a teen choose formulas appropriate for your skin type. Consult the makeup counter if needed.
  • Sunscreen should be used regardless of skin tone. This includes medium and dark skin as harmful UV rays (that cause skin cancer) can affect anyone.
  • Clean and moisturize daily is just as important with sunscreens as it is with make up.
  • Look for sunscreens especially for facial use. They are more cosmetically elegant and will be less likely to cause breakouts. This is especially important if you use a stronger SPF.
  • Always check the ingredients and choose products with known actives that are scientifically proven to help skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleansers
  • Toners
  • Moisturizers
  • Products containing SPF of at least 15 or higher if you don't wear hats or spend more time in the sun
  • Good makeup, free of talc, free from fragrance and oils.
  • Make-up wipes and a good moisturizer to follow.

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