Acne can be a difficult condition to live with and can make skincare a more complex routine to understand and develop. However, in this post, we are going to cover some of the best ways to improve a skincare routine for those with acne, and the benefits changes to your routine can provide for helping with acne symptoms. Keep reading to learn more.
Double Cleanse- But Gently
When cleansing your skin with acne, it’s important to make sure you double cleanse. This helps to ensure that any impurities in the skin are gotten rid of, reducing the likelihood of further acne cysts developing. However, despite it being important to be thorough when cleansing, you also need to make sure you’re being gentle. Acne-prone skin can be especially sensitive and might become irritated and sore if cleansing is carried out too vigorously.
A toner is an important but often overlooked step in a skincare routine. It should be carried out after cleansing the skin. It’s an extra step in helping to make sure there are no nasty impurities leftover on the skin after cleansing, therefore it’s an especially important skincare step for those with acne. It also provides other benefits to the skin, such as adding hydration, soothing acne cysts, and minimizing the appearance of pores.
Make Sure Your Skincare Boosts The Health Of Your Skin
When choosing skin care products for your skin, make sure to pay close attention to the ingredients listed in them. You may find that different ingredients work best for your individual skin’s needs and that products that may have worked for your friends don’t work as well for you or vice versa. Generally though, some of the best ingredients for boosting the health of your skin include:
- Vitamin C
- Green tea extract to reduce inflammation
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Alpha hydroxy acids
Adding Acne Treatments To Your Routine
There is a range of options available when it comes to acne treatment, and many can be effective in helping to reduce the symptoms and appearance of acne. Treatments can be used in a range of options. For example, lotions that can be applied to the skin following cleansing, masks that can be included as part of a relaxing pamper session, or serums that can be applied directly to cysts. However, if you’re experiencing severe acne, it can be best to seek medicated treatments from a dermatologist who can advise on the best acne treatment options for your individual skin. These treatments can sometimes be a lot stronger than other treatments available freely on the market and can be taken either as a treatment applied to the skin or taken as a pill.
Use Sun Protection
The tightness, soreness, and sensitivity of acne can make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage. The use of acne treatments can also make the barrier of the skin thinner, also making it more likely for the skin to experience more severe sun damage. This is why it’s especially important for those with acne and using acne treatments to use sun protection and SPF. An easy way to make sure you’re protecting your skin from the sun is to choose a daily moisturizer that contains SPF. This way you can combine two steps in your skincare routine.