Most of us have skin envy. We wish our skin was clearer, more dewy, brighter, smaller pores, the list goes on and on. The truth is, all of our skin is SO different! What works for one person is not going to be a miracle worker for everyone, that's just the way life is. Instead of constantly fighting genetics and wishing away our problem skin – let's band together and solve our individual skin care issues! Why run and hide when you can hit the problem dead on? Read on for simple steps to achieving the glowing, radiant skin you envy so much.

1. Use the right products.

People have different skin and beauty products are created differently for different problems. This means that just because a certain product works well with some people, it doesn’t always mean that it will be effective for you. Make the extra effort to do some research and test what works best for your skin. You don’t want to spend too much for a product which will not work or even worse, give your skin irritation. Its best to be familiar with your own skin type and what specific problems you experience to help you better choose which products to purchase. Also make sure to avoid products with harsh and harmful ingredients such as artificial fragrances and colorings. These ingredients can cause irritation and even acne. When in doubt, its best to consult a specialist. Do not self-diagnose any problems with your skin unless you are absolutely sure. Using the wrong product can worsen a problem and lead to further skin damage which will end up being counterproductive in the end.

2. Clean your makeup brushes.

It’s a common misconception to think that your makeup applicators are clean just because it is only you who uses it or because you just cleaned them a month ago. Your applicators, especially your sponges, are prone to dirt and germs and should be cleaned regularly. For a budget friendly option, try using baby shampoo! If you do this only once a week it will be a big help in reducing acne, which will help you achieve glowing skin in no time. In addition to washing your makeup applicators, consider the life span of them as well. It really depends how often you use them but it’s not a bad idea to replace them altogether, especially if you can't even remember when you purchased them because it’s been so long.  

3. Shower after your workout.

Going for regular exercise is a must for general fitness but it also has an effect on skin care and your acne. During workouts, your body sweats which can mix with the dirt on your skin. During this time, your pores get enlarged and sweat and dirt settles into them. Once you cool down, your pores get smaller again and may be clogged because of the dirt in your sweat. The best way to beat this is to shower after your workouts. If you don’t have time to rinse off, at the very least wash your face.

4. Don't overdo it with the products.

Applying too many products on your face won’t enhance their individual effectiveness. In fact, it can actually be counterproductive and more harmful. If you are experiencing multiple problems with your skin, try to find a product which answers most or all of them rather than having more than one product per problem. Sometimes less really is more! The most important thing to remember is to use the products that work best for you.