Are you craving gorgeous, problem-free skin all the time? Here are five steps you can follow everyday to keep skin as clear as possible!

1) Open up your pores

First things first, all of your dirty pores need to be opened in order to clean them completely. The best way to do this is to run a wash cloth under hot water and press it onto your face. The water and steam will help open the pores and clean the dirt. One thing to bear in mind is to ensure that the water isn’t too hot as this will damage the skin.

2) Cleanse

Use a facial cleanser suited to your skin type. Pour some cleanser on your palms, and massage the cleanser onto your face for 30 seconds in circular motions. Rinse with warm water. Remember, cold water closes pores while warm/hot water opens them. Using a towel, pat dry your face lightly.

3) Exfoliate

You can either buy an exfoliator suited to your skin or why not try making this one at home? Mix two tablespoons of water with two tablespoons of sugar. Stir the two ingredients until they become a thin paste. Add half a tablespoon more of sugar to the paste and stir. Wet you palms and apply the paste onto your face. Divide your face into three parts: the left side of your face, the right side, and your forehead. Using your wet hands, massage the paste in circular motions for 1 minute on each part of the face. Rinse with warm water after exfoliating.

4) Tone

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze, collecting about 20 drops of fresh lemon juice. Dip your fingers into the freshly squeezed lemon juice and smear on your face, keeping it on for about 10 seconds. Lemon juice may cause burning, and if it does, keep it on only for 5 seconds. Don’t forget to wash with warm/hot water. Don’t dry yet.

Using the already-squeezed lemon half, pour half a teaspoon of honey onto the cut side of the lemon. Smear the honey and lemon onto your face, massaging with circular motions onto your face for only 30 seconds. Wash with warm/hot water. Using a towel, pat dry your face.

5) Close the pores

Turn off the warm/hot water and turn on the cold. Splash your face with cold water, trying not to touch your face completely. Get an ice cube from the freezer and rub it all over your face and neck. This will close all your pores. Pat dry your face and moisturise.

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