Have you or are you suffering from acne and have been wondering all along if at all there is anything to help your situation, if that is you, stay calm. In this article, we are going to learn how to care for acne-prone skin. We are going to give you a better understanding on how to curate your skincare routine in a way that will make your skin free from irritation and inflammation.
Back in the days, we used to think that acne or whatever you call it – blemishes, pimples, zits, acne, etc, was just a hormonal teen thing. About 20% of all cases of acne occur in adults. They usually begin in puberty ages (age 10 to 13), and then it continues for five (5) to ten (10) years.
And then it begins to diminish during our early 20’s. In most cases, however, it has been proven that women are more likely to carry breakouts into their 30’s and even beyond. No matter our ages or gender differences, acne-prone skin happens to be the toughest skin concern and very hard to manage.
Especially for those with oilier skin and this is because the causes are complex and the treatment has multiple layers and stages. Your skin breaks out here and there and from time to time. So, in my own opinion as I shall advice here that anything to keep those blemishes at bay will be the best but will require a skincare routine that’s tough on oil, with the benefits of active natural ingredients like salicylic acid—a good hydroxy acid that acts as an exfoliator to unclog pores.
So How Then do We know if We have Acne Prone Skin?
In most ignorant cases, the fact that they get acne or other types of blemish regularly on them equates to having acne-prone skin. And to them, that’s it. But let me be clear with you at this point, yes it is and indicator, a sign. But it is not all you should consider. Many at times, it is understandably hard to know our specific skin type due to the fact that our skin conditions and skin types keep changing from time to time.
So, bellow is a few tips to help you get clear on if your skin might be on the acne-prone side:
• Your skin gets inflamed and irritated so easily,
• Your skin reacts negatively to products very easily,
• Your skin can quickly go from perfect skin to full-face blemish terror,
• Most of the time, you suffer from different types of blemishes,
• External and internal changes affect the state of your skin quite easily
• If you want to keep your skin clean, you just cannot use any products,
If your skin concern checks the above-mentioned skin condition, therefore, you either have a skincare condition that you are not properly managing, or you have acne-prone skin and sensitive skin as well. These are two skin conditions that are correlated.
Possible Causes of Acne
As always said by skincare gurus and dermatologists, we develop acne when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous glands plug our pores. When the pores get clogged, bacteria grow inside and cause either blackheads or whiteheads.
In most case on some people, it will develop even deeper lumps under their skin’s surface which is known as cystic acne.
Other Factors That Contribute to Acne-Prone Skin
It is unfortunate but heredity can also play a role. Some of us were born with genetically larger sebaceous glands that produce excessive oil.
At the puberty stage of our lives, just before you start menstruating, and then when you are pregnant and (or) facing menopause, it is possible we can produce high levels of androgens, androgens are the male sex hormones. These androgens step up or increase the production of sebum, this increase in sebum production means more oil for the skin which leads to acne.
Also, some oral or injectable, intrauterine birth control (IUD), many contraceptives and steroids can all contribute to increased acne.
• Over-Washing Your Skin:
It is recommended to always cleans gently because gentle cleansing is the way to go with easily irritated acne-prone skin. Always avoid all forms of abrasive skin tools and harsh exfoliators that can strip your skin of moisture, as well as cause your glands to overcompensate with more oil.
Fortunately, there is step by step guides to follow that will enable us to prevent excess oil and breakouts, which involves a consistent skin care routine with very effective but gentle and noncomedogenic products.
Some of The Best Routine For Acne Prone Skin
Before we look at the recommended routine, there are a handful of general skincare tips that are useful for acne sufferers. So, to start with, since acne-prone skin can sometimes get highly sensitive and reactive, there are quite some aspects that you really need to watch out for.
And they are: –
• Always try to keep away from potential irritants
• Always provide enough moisture to your skin
• Always be aware of textures and the kind of products that work for you
• Always focus more on skin regeneration to avoid scaring
• And then always make sure you keep your cell turnover on point.
About The Types of Products to Use and Care Tips
• You need to go for products that read “noncomedogenic”. Such products are specifically formulated to NOT block pores.
• You need to go for products with acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid, witch hazel, and tea tree oil.
• You should wash your face twice daily with warm water (not hot), but don’t over-do it. Though we believe washing frequently will eliminate more oil, in the process you still run the risk of irritating your skin and stripping it of good oils.
• You need to always moisturize your skin after cleansing, this is because many products that are tough on acne have a tendency to dry out your skin.
• You don’t have to pick your zits because doing so can spread bacteria, also cause more breakouts and even give you permanent scars. However, if you ended up picking, be sure to disinfect the area after picking.
Let’s Look At Some Products & Rules That Will Help Our Acne-Prone Skin
Listed below are some basic rules that you need to follow as well as some good product recommendations for this specific skin type.
1. Cleanse and Refine:
As we all know, cleansing has always been a major step when we talk about skincare for acne-prone skin types. But you will need to find a powerful but not harsh cleanser. A cleanser that cleanses the skin but does not irritate or over dries the skin.
A low pH cleanser will also help pass on any extra skin conditions like fungal acne or excessive breakouts. It is everybody’s interest to find the mister right of cleansers. A cleanser that deep cleanses but soft at the same time, moisturizes but lightweight and also exfoliates but does not irritate as well.
Product Recommendation: – The By Wishtrend Acid – duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser
I will highly recommend the Acid Duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser to you because it will help you to not only cleanse the skin but with the combination of PHA and LHA, it will also slightly exfoliate the skin.
It will decongest and deep cleanse the pores but will also help to restore your skin balance with its 5.5 pH level. These are what make the acid duo a great choice. In fact, it will not only help you keep your troubles away, but also give you a smoother and more radiant complexion.
2. Simple Touches:
As you all know, toner is like the new moisturizer, but on an acne-prone skin routine, the miniaturization part is not the only thing to look at when choosing the item for this step.
When choosing a toner, it is important to go for a toner that is not heavy or occlusive and should be free of any potential irritants. A toner that is more nourishing and simple information will give you the best expected result.
Product recommendation: – The Klair’s Supple Preparation Unscented Toner
That is the reason the unscented toner would be a great addition to your skincare routine. This toner is going to rejuvenate and restore the hydration levels of your skin, as well as avoid any irritation since it is free of the most common irritants such as: –
- essential oils.
The unscented toner will also calm the skin, rebalance the skin pH level which is a very important step in an acne-prone skincare routine. So, I recommend you make sure this step is not missing in your routine.
3. Hydrate But also Fight Bacteria:
As an acne-prone skin person, you are obviously more likely to develop different types of blemishes. And if the reason for this condition is topical, then it is basically linked to two major causes:
• Pore blockage, due to accumulation waste along the pore,
• Blemish causing bacteria.
If you must prevent both conditions, then you will need to moisturize very well in order to fight inner dryness and balance the production of oil. You will also need to use antifungal and antibacterial ingredients to prevent fungus and bacteria from spreading.
It’s Never a Crime To Explore!!!
For that reason, I will recommend you go for nourishing ingredients. An ingredient that will moisturize your skin from within. An ingredient that will balance the skin’s level of sebum production and also fight dryness both in and out.
Propolis is about the best ingredients of both worlds. They not only hydrate the skin and add softness and bounciness, but they also kill bacteria. Some people even take them to ingest as a supplement to boost their immune system.
Product recommendation: – By Wishtrend Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule
I advise you to apply a good layer of this product morning and night because it will restore, calm, treat, hydrate and protect your skin.
4. Kick Out All Those Dead Skin Cells:
Do a proper cleansing, apply a few layers of toner to the skin and good ingredients will do wonders to your skin. But it is no longer news that if you have acne-prone skin, you will always have a big born to chew. BLEMISHES ALL THROUGH!!! Most of which comes from blocked pore as a result of excess waste as I explained earlier.
So How Do We Get Rid of Them? (BLEMISHES)
Be not overexcited yet!!! Most cleansing products out there can be enemies to our skin. They can easily cause irritation which will break out acne-prone skin the more. Let’s not get overly excited here, because many deep cleansing products can be quite harsh on the skin and as we have also indicated, skin irritation is a major cause of breakouts on acne-prone skin. But the good news is, not all deep cleansing treatment is over-drying.
Product recommendation: – I’m From Mugwort Sheet Mask
This ingredient will bring great benefits to your skin without over-drying your skin, without adding any form of irritation. In fact, mugwort will do away with those blemishes as well as hydrating your skin. So, therefore, if you wish to enjoy all the benefits of cleansing your skin without irritation I recommend the Mugwort Sheet Mask to you.
The Mugwort extract moisturizes and nourishes the skin, as well as soothe and calm the skin. In addition to that, the fact that the sheet Mask is 100% plant-based makes the chance of irritation very minimal.
5. Moisturize – Moisturize – Moisturize:
Time and again, I have made it crystal clear that moisturizing the skin must never be forgotten no matter the fact that you are acne-prone. This is because moisturizing is the most important part of your routine that gives proper skin nourishment and balances moisture and oil level for a maximum skin functioning.
Maintaining Your Barrier Is Very Important
Products with the same ingredients in the soothing cream will provide instant moisture and hydration due to its fast absorption ability, and also give long term moisture to the skin without being too occlusive for acne-prone skin types.
Product recommendation: – Klair’s Rich Moist Soothing Cream
One very important factor to note about this product is that the product is infused with yeast-derived beta-glucan which helps to support the skin barrier. Making your capable and always ready to combat any free radicals that might have lead or may lead to acne.
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Does Diet Play Any Role in Dealing with Acne-Prone Skin?
A healthy diet can help one take good care of skin thereby preventing the outburst of acne includes vitamin E rich foods such as: –
in your daily diet. This aids in preserving a healthy texture of the skin. In addition to that, foods like: –
- sunflower seeds
- vegetable oils
- wheat germ
which are rich in vitamin E, are great antioxidants. They will help protect the skin from harmful toxins. Flushing out toxins from your body is also an essential element of good skin care, therefore foods that contain vitamin C such as: –
- sweet lime
- Indian gooseberry
should be consumed regularly. They do play an important part in helping cure acne because they boost the immune system. So, make sure you have plenty of nuts, whole grains, and mushrooms in your diet.
Let’s look at some tasty recipes which combine together the suggested food groups. we’re now going to make a papaya smoothie. This is an amazing drink to start your day with.
Put a bowl of chopped papaya in a blender, add one cup of orange juice and a teaspoon of honey, add some cubes of ice and blend together. This smoothie is rich in vitamin A and will help your skin.
We are going to do a quick and easy salad which is rich in antioxidants.
- Adda bunch of lettuce leaves
- Put in your cherry
- Boiled corn
- One teaspoon of lemon
- One teaspoon of olive oil
Now, add a pinch of pepper and a pinch of salt. Toss this together well and salad is ready. Avoid consuming alcohol or fried foods or foods having high sugar content. There are studies that have proven that milk consumption can increase the causes of acne.
Foods like: –
- White rice
are also a possible addition to the risk of acne breakout.
Keep your body and skin hydrated by drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water a day. That is 35 ml of water per kilo of your weight.
Eat well and take care of yourself.
Well, I hope this was helpful. If you ever need a hand or have any contribution to make or a question to ask, don’t hesitate to leave them below, I will be more than happy to help you out.
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