Our Best Advice for Clear Skin

Jul 01, 2023
Our Best Advice for Clear Skin
Enviously smooth skin is within your reach at any age. All it takes is some easy routine changes to minimize blemishes. Follow our top tips for a lasting clear complexion. 

Clear skin tops the list of desirable physical attributes for many people. The cosmetics industry is aware and sells hundreds of concealers, primers, foundations, and other products that promise to blur your pores and hide your blemishes. But what if you could enjoy clear skin without masking your natural complexion? 

The good news is you can. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and aesthetics specialist John P. Freeman, MD, DDS, FACS, has the expertise to assist you with clearing your skin to reveal its natural luster. At his self-named practice in Katy, Texas, you can choose from a selection of professional skin services and get helpful tips for maintaining your skin at home. 

This article highlights our best advice for clear skin. Simply follow these tips at any age to improve your skin’s tone and texture while minimizing blemishes that obscure your complexion. 

What you can do today

Clearing your skin takes time and dedication, but by building a consistent and evidence-based skin care routine, you can watch acne and other prominent skin irregularities disappear. Your daily skin care routine should include the following:


A mild cleanser removes extra dirt and oil from your skin’s surface without drying it out. Use warm water — not hot — while washing your face or bathing. 


Moisturizers keep your skin from becoming dry and flaky, which is a concern if you use any medications or products to reduce oil production to fight acne. Modern moisturizers trap water in your skin without making your skin greasy or slick.


Exfoliation removes the dead and dying skin cells from the surface of your skin to allow the healthy cells to rise. When the older cells stay in place, your skin looks drier and aged. 

Over-the-counter exfoliants, like salicylic acid or glycolic acid, work well, but you can also use a brush or grainy scrub for the same effect. Be gentle while exfoliating so you don’t scratch, scar, or damage your skin. 

The finer details

Now that we’ve covered the basic skin care routine steps, let’s review some additional tips for bright and blemish-free skin. Try to:

  • Find a healthy outlet for stress (we recommend yoga or meditation)
  • Avoid picking at your skin (even if you have a very prominent whitehead)
  • Use oil-free cosmetics if you wear makeup
  • Wash your makeup brushes and sponges weekly
  • Remove your makeup every evening (and before you exercise)
  • Avoid smoking
  • Limit sugar and alcohol consumption
  • Wash your hands before touching your face

It also helps to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water, and wear sunscreen daily to avoid sun damage. 

Explore services from a pro

Our clinic offers professional treatments to clarify your skin. Dr. Freeman evaluates your skin health before making tailored recommendations based on your skin health and medical history. 

You can trust Dr. Freeman and the team for:

These procedures give your skin the extra boost it can’t get from home care processes. Once your skin heals, you can continue your home skin care routine to maintain a bright complexion between visits. 

Learn more about the basics of skin care by talking with Dr. Freeman today. Schedule a visit online or over the phone.