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Flawless skin is ever desirable and apart from exfoliating to keep it smooth and soft, simple DIYs work to keep it that way.

The skin puts out what it takes in so it's important to pay attention to one's diet. A healthy eating habit, getting enough sleep, regularly exfoliating, washing and cleansing as well as toning the facial skin is necessary.

These two ways are inexpensive ways to ensure the skin complexion stays even and flawless.

1. Facial Steaming

Skincare entrepreneur and expert Leslie Okoye swears by steaming the face which she says helps open up the pores for products to penetrate the skin. She employs this for her night time routine before going ahead with her facial products.

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Skincare expert and entrepreneur; Leslie Okoye of Cookie Skin

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Note that the skin should be clean before steaming so you don't end up clogging the pores with dirt and grimes! Steaming helps to open the pores.

How to:

Use a facial steamer or fill a container (heat resistant) with hot water and hover around the steam for a few minutes, rinse the face and apply moisturizer as needed.

ALSO READ: 7 everyday things that clog your pores

2. Lemon

Lemon is used a lot for skincare because its rich in antioxidants and incredible healing properties.

The vitamin C it contains helps to get rid of pimples and blackheads and fades dark spots. It's a tried and tested way to keep the skin bright and clear.

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Lemon

 

How to:

Squeeze fresh lemon juice and dip in a cotton wool, then sweep all over clean face, leave it on for a few minutes or overnight then rinse off.

When using this avoid sun exposure and if you have sensitive skin, mix lemon juice with water or discontinue if irritation occur.

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