Here is a good skincare routine you should maintain while treating acne.
1. Face Wash With The Right Ingredient
Yes, cleansing your face is an important part of the routine. However, if you are cleaning your face with the wrong ingredient or excessively stripping all-natural oil, it can worsen your acne.
The wrong ingredient can react to your acne-prone skin. The stripping of natural oil can increase sebum production leading to more clogged pores. Prevent using any milk or oil-based face washes more suited to dry skin types. Try out ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that are functional in acne prone cleansing skin products, however, all after the recommendation of a dermatologist.
2. Find The Right Moisturizer For You
Skipping moisturization might be a thought which has teased you. However, giving up moisturization can again lead to dryness and secretion of pore-clogging sebum. Moisturization is an important step for day and night.
Especially at night, so you should opt for a moisturization which is treating your skin along with hydration. There are ingredients like retinol and tea tree which treat acne-prone skin. Talk to your doctor before buying these ingredient-infused creams.
3. Don’t Overuse Your Products
If you are using a doctor’s recommended product, remember you won’t be seeing the results tomorrow morning. You have to be patient and give the product some time. Using it thrice a day won’t bring you any results but rather bring the opposite.
If your skin seems to worsen after using a product, do visit the dermatologist. Afterall, it could be purging (the worsening of skin before it gets better), or it could be a reaction. Understand the difference and take notes from experts before jumping to your own conclusions.
4. Keep It Simple
Do not have too many products on your vanity. Layering yourself with too many products is not generally a testimonial of good skin care. Some skin can handle it, while others can’t. When you have acne-prone skin, your skin is already lacking the natural skin barrier which fights infection.
No point in worsening it with overexposure to ingredients.
Keep it simple:
5. Don’t Miss Sunscreen
The skin care gospel warns never to leave the house in the morning without moisturizer. Whether the sun is at the zenith, behind the clouds, or about to set. If there is sun, there is exposure which you need to protect your skin from.
Plus, SPF will prevent hyperpigmentation on acne scars upon sun exposure.
Goodbye Acne – Welcome, Healthy Skin!
Some other practices you can adhere to bid farewell to your acne soon.
Drink a lot of water as it is a natural detox.
Add probiotics to your diet, like yogurt and supplements.
Get non-invasive chemical treatments (only if you are of age). They increase cell turnover helping heal skin conditions quickly.