Whether you want to hear it or not acne can strike even after you make it past your teenage years. If you have acne prone skin then you can find yourself breaking out at any time. Here are some skin tips for acne prone skin. Remember that prevention is always better than a cure!
- Use Gentle Cleansers
While you might be tempted to deep cleanse oily skin these harsh cleaners often do more than good because they strip off the protective barrier keeping your skin clean and safe from bacteria. As good as soap is it also has a higher pH value than skin; meaning that it dries your skin and causes it to produce too much oil. Stick to a gentle cleanser to balance your oil levels and keep your skin smooth. Gel cleansers are also a good idea; particularly one that comes with anti-inflammatory ingredients.
- Don’t Overdo Drying
Many of the products that you’re using to tackle your acne problems are leaving your skin too dry, which can stimulate the production of more oil. As you know by now too much oil is just asking for trouble. Don’t use alcohol-based astringents because these dry you out instantly. If you’re going to moisturise you should do it immediately after your bath or shower to hydrate your skin effectively. Try to find an oil-free product that won’t clog up the pores on your skin.
- Salicylic Acid or witch hazel is your Friend
Salicylic acid sounds like a product of science but it’s actually completely natural. It comes from willow bark and other such similar plants and it’s a great natural defence against acne. It gets rid of the dead cells that are clogging up your skin and attracting bacteria to prevent breakouts. It won’t actually kill the bacteria but it is also doesn’t get of all the moisture on your skin or cause it to peel or redden. Witch hazel is also a handy product that can definitely help you by toning and reduce sebum production.
- Make Smart Makeup Choices
When your skin starts to act up you’re tempted to grab the nearest concealer and foundation that you can find. You should really think about switching it mineral-based cosmetic products instead. These products have silica, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide to get rid of excess oil on your skin without clogging up your pores in the process. They’re a great choice for pimple prone skin and some of them even come with anti-inflammatory properties.
- Go Hands Free
You should really keep your hands away from your face unless you can help it. If your skin is prone to acne then it’s best to keep the dirty and bacteria on your hands away from it. You also need to stop picking and popping your pimples. Pinching skin together like that is bad for your skin, makes the problem worse, and could lead to scars, which are much worse than acne.
If you suffer from acne scars, the I recommend you to have a look at the guide about acne scars written by blogger Sophie Nessy from myawesomebeauty.com.
In conclusion, If you’ve got acne prone skin then the answer is to just take extra care of your skin. Be gentle with it and you should find it easier to avoid those nasty acne breakouts.