It can be a real challenge to tackle acne. Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. Acne is caused by many factors, including hormones, stress, and genetics. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for acne treatment, there are some things you can do to optimize your skin routine and improve your skin health and reduce breakouts.
In this blog post, we will discuss three important tips for creating an acne-friendly skincare routine!
A Good Routine Always Starts With Cleansing
If your skin is oily and prone to breakouts, choose a gentle and non-drying cleanser that will remove grime and excess oil only. Over cleansing will strip your acid mantle thus leaving your skin sensitive and prone to more breakouts. Once-a-day evening cleanse is recommended and usually enough.
Use Hydrosols as Refreshing & Soothing Toners
Hydrosols are a by-product of essential oil distillation and are extremely skin compatible. They are also known as flower waters, herbal distillates or hydrolats and are 100% natural. They have many powerful benefits. Rose, Chamomile, Lavender and Witch Hazel hydrosols are all excellent for acne-prone skin. They are very refreshing and moisturising, help to soothe redness and inflammation and balance the skin’s pH thus restoring the skin barrier.
If your skin feels hot and oily during the day, you might use it as a cleansing toner that will remove excess sweat and sebum. Simply pour it on a cotton pad and swipe over the face.
New research shows that a major cause of acne vulgaris, the most common type of acne, is a bacterial infection. Therefore, some popular acne spot treatments contain antibacterial ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide. A spot treatment product containing Benzoyl Peroxide (5%) should be applied only to the spots as BP can be very drying for the skin and if applied all over the face, can lead to skin irritation.
If you are acne-prone, following these simple tips will help you optimize your acne skin routine and will help you achieve clearer skin. Just remember that everyone’s skin is different so what works for someone else might not work for you.