How to Deep Clean Your Skin in Under Ten Minutes (3:33)
Think you have clean skin? Take a closer look! Makeup, dirt, and sweat can all be secretly clogging up your pores and keeping you from putting your best face forward. As part of the Clean Prescription Restart Plan, these ten-minute deep clean plans from dermatologist Dr. Doris Day can help address your skin concerns and clear up your skin for good.
The Clean Regimen for Acne-Prone Skin
If you're prone to acne breakouts, use a coarse sea salt and honey scrub to pull oil and dirt away from the skin. The honey will help counteract the salt's abrasiveness and help soothe and soften skin. To make your own scrub, mix equal parts Himalayan salt or sea salt with equal parts honey. Apply to face and then rinse off with lukewarm water. After washing, apply a moisturizer lotion with hyaluronic acid.
The Clean Regimen for Redness
Skin redness can result from a variety of issues, including an allergic reaction, a sunburn, or a reaction to stress. To combat redness, use a creamy and non-foaming cleanser and an at-home face mask. This will keep irritation at a minimum, leaving you with clean skin in under ten minutes. You can also try a mask of honey, ground oatmeal, and olive or safflower oil and leave it on for 5-7 minutes before rinsing off. Finish with a face cream that's made with hyaluronic acid for hydration.
The Clean Regimen for Wrinkles
For lines and wrinkles, use a gentle but exfoliating cleanser. Dr. Day recommends a mask of lemon, honey, and whole milk yogurt. The lactic acid in yogurt helps with the exfoliation process while the lemon brightens skin and the honey provides antioxidants that help fight against free radical damage. After cleansing, apply an antioxidant moisturizer which helps plump skin and keeps it hydrated. Complete the regimen by applying a second moisturizer with peptides and vitamin A (or retinol).