Imperfections and all, we still want to be flawless. Well, guess what? Physically, you can!!! It is very possible to achieve and maintain smooth and flawless skin this new year.

You just need to put in a little effort.

Don’t be a doubting Thomas, check out these tips on how to have smooth skin this new year.

Get To Know Your Skin Type

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This is very important because you wouldn’t want to use treatments that would irritate your skin, creating more skin problems. So, learn to identify the different skin types, more importantly, your skin type. We have skin types ranging from oily to dry, sensitive and more.

So get acquainted with your skin type and know what products work best for you.

Always do a skin patch test before using any new product.

Use Suitable Cleansers And Exfoliators

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To achieve your goal of smooth, flawless skin, you need to get rid of rough and dead cells on the surface of your skin.

So build a working skincare routine that includes exfoliating and proper cleansing of your skin with medically approved cleansers andexfoliators.

Get the one that’s best for your skin type. Most of them come in packages which tell us what skin type they should be used for, so learn to read the labels.

Avoid Popping Pimples

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A lot of us are guilty of this but we all know that popping pimples is not a way to achieve a clear face.

In fact, popping pimples will not only cause blackheads and scars they also introduce bacteria to your face and take you far from your goal.

So popping pimples is definitely a NO!

Always Wear Sunscreen

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We should do our best to protect our skin from harsh rays from the sun which could harm our skin and make it appear rough.

When choosing sunscreen we should choose a broad-spectrum formula with 30+ SPF.

Dermatologists even recommend EltaMD UV physical broad-spectrum SPF 41.

This is lightly tinted, oil-free, water-resistant which makes it a great choice.

Stay Hydrated


You have probably heard the saying ‘’water is life’’.

Water does give life to our skin.

Drinking a lot of water prevents your skin from drying out so drink lots of water.

At least 8 cups of water a day will help keep you looking hydrated.


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Yes, sleep. With all the daily activities we engage in we are usually stressed out.

That is why we need enough rest and sleep.

When we sleep our body repairs itself and recovers from daily stress preventing premature ageing of the skin.

So, turn off your phone and get at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep daily.

Skip Long Hot Showers And Baths

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Avoid spending a lot of time in the shower especially with hot water.

It could cause your skin to dry out which is harmful.

What is more, short showers are environment-friendly.