Many of us have to go through the pain of having acne. For those who often have acne, it is necessary to know the right routine for treating the skin. The two most common reasons for acne are oily skin and clogged pores.
Important: The regime for acne-prone skin must include salicylic acid as it encourages exfoliation of the skin and unclogging of pores.
The three essential steps in any skincare regimen are cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. We must clean, tone, and moisturize our skin in the morning as well as before going to bed. For acne-prone skin, we also need to include treating agents such as serum and exfoliators.
The first thing is to do the proper cleansing of the skin. A mild foam-based or gel-based cleanser helps a lot in removing excess oil and cleansing the pores. Generally, a dime-sized amount of cleanser is good enough. It is good to use lukewarm water to wash your face. After washing, exfoliate your skin and pat it dry.
The next step is toning. A toner helps in closing the pores, which gets open while cleansing. Closing the pores eliminates any possibility of bacteria growth inside the pores. A lot of people do cleansing and skip toning, which results in the growth of bacteria.
The last step of a skincare regimen is moisturizing. Some of us believe in a myth that moisturizers make the skin even oilier. But it is not true. Skin needs hydration, and for that, one cannot skip on moisturizers.
For Acne Prone Skin
Two more essentials to be included in the skincare regimen for acne-prone skin are serums and sunscreens.
Serums that are rich in vitamin C should be included in the regimen, with the proper advice of a dermatologist as some of us may need it for comedones, and some might need it for blemishes.
Last but not least is sunscreen. Acne-prone tends to get sensitive, and if not protected by the exposure of sun, the condition is more likely to worsen. Make sure your sunscreen is formulated for oily and sensitive skin as otherwise, it may clog pores.
Acne-prone skin needs proper care, and religiously followed regimen. So follow these steps to keep your skin healthy. For the best outcomes, we recommend eating a healthy diet.