Having acne prone skin is scary with experience enough that most of us probably been hiding behind our sheet instead of looking for the right products and ingredients that work on acne prone skin.
All of the ‘what if’s’ thoughts flew by in your mind thinking that this might not work, that will make your skin worse, and you are just not having it.
Today’s topic will make yourself feel better because we will teach you how to have the right skin care routine for acne prone skin, without the visits to the doctor’s office!
So, sit back, relax, grab some drinks and scroll away.
Today’s topic will make yourself feel better because we will teach you how to have the right skin care routine for acne prone skin, without the visits to the doctor’s office! So, sit back, relax, grab some drinks and scroll away.
First thing first, let me break down to you further so that you acknowledge your skin type before you proceed to choose the right skincare products for your acne prone face.
Dry skin type: Has almost invisible pores, dull and rough complexion, red patches, peeling and scaly with some visible line. Dry skin also always connected to high sensitivity and always prone to inflamed and irritated
Oily skin type: Most common acne prone skin type, with enlarged pores, dull or shiny and thick complexion and your skin will look uneven, and tired. Acne thrives the most in oily skin because it feeds bacteria from your oily skin and will develop more acne.
Sensitive skin type: Prone to eczema and redness around your mouth and nose area. Will develop patchy and scaly dead skin that is irritating and painful to some.
Steps of skincare routine for acne prone skin
Why does cleansing is a must? As the name suggests, cleansing our skin first keeps the skin free of excess oil, dirt, sweat, and makeup and leaves the clean base for the next products or treatment to sink into your skin better. Cleansing also avoids clogged pores and dullness. Not only that, with the right cleanser, you can also dry and clear out your acne.
How to find your perfect cleanser for your skin type:
|Skin type||Cleanser type||What it does|
|Oily and acne prone||Foaming cleanser||Foaming cleanser helps break down dirt and excess sebum from pores and will keep |
unnecessary oil from developing on your skin.
|Dry and acne prone |
|Gel cleanser||These cleansers are often formulated with emollients such as glycerin to helps |
wipe away impurities while also hydrating skin.
|Sensitive and acne |
|Oil cleanser||Natural non-comedo-|
genic oil like argan oil or generic oil clean-ser is often lightweight formulated and is
Is toner that important as everybody claim? In today’s toning products, the formula caters to all skin type and will meet your needs at the end of the day. But most people think that toner is a harsh astringent that will strip your skin and irritate your acne even further. Knowing the right ingredients to fix your acne problem is a must as these ingredients deliver extra shots of nutrients into your skin to help other products absorb better.
|Skin type||Toner type||What it does|
|Oily||Alpha and Beta |
(AHA & BHA)
|AHA & BHA is a chemical exfoliating toner that will gently peel away your dull, |
dead and clogged skin and revealing brighter complexion with reduced acne.
|Dry||Hyaluronic acid (HA)||HA toner act as a hydrating toner that will boost your |
hydration from within, seal in dewiness and plump up your skin. It will get rid of your
dull skin, thus revealing a brighter complexion.
|Sensitive||Rose water, |
|Lightweight and thin rose water or witch hazel are a known astringent type toner |
that helps to calm irritated skin and reduce redness.
It will soothe your skin but still hydrating it just enough.
Many people believe that oily skin and acne prone skin has to avoid using moisturizer and dry skin type need a lot of them. But moisturizer is not the same as the excess oil and sebum on your skin. Excess oil appears to replace the moisture that you lose on your skin.
Thus, if you have an oily skin problem, the only way to steer clear from the face that is full of sebum and unnecessary oil is to moisturize it but only to use the right ingredients.
All of the skin types require different texture and ingredients of moisturizer to maximize the effectiveness.
|Skin type||Moisturizer type||What it does|
|Oily||Gel type||Gel moisturizer has a thin consistency that absorbs fast and will not leave a sticky residue that will event-ually make your skin oilier. |
It moisturizes and hydrates your skin just enough that it
would not produce more oil.
|Dry||Cream type or|
|Cream type moisturizer has a thick consis-tency that will |
hydrate your dry skin deeper and will ease any flakes or patches.
While oil based moisturizer will deliver extra moisture to act as heavy duty hydration to plump your dull skin.
|Sensitive||Oil-based type or |
|Face oil is tolerated by sensitive skin because|
it is natural oil with no false ingredients in it.
Its consistency, even some of them is thick,will relief and calm sensitive skin but at
the same time is hydrating enough.
The popular natural carrier oil for face oil is argan oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, rosehip oil, and avocado oil.
The gel-based moisturizer has a thin texture and cooling effect that will please irritated skin. It will soothe while moisturizing and will not
bother the sensitivity of the skin.
Extra products/treatments for acne prone skin
Steer away from chemical sunscreen if you suffer from acne because chemical sunscreen often will irritate your acne prone skin. Try using physical sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that will not irritate skin and does wonder in preventing UV ray from entering the skin.
Mask act as an extra treatment that you only do it once or twice a week.
You might be wondering if I’m talking gibberish because you believe mud and clay mask will dry out the skin and cause irritation to the acne. It is actually not true at all.
Natural mud and clay would never irritate the skin; instead, it will heal all of the problems of your skin.
It will dry out your acne so that your acne will shrink faster and later will heal on its own. It is fine to use a drying mask because you only use it once or twice a week as a treatment.
The suitable clay or mud for acne prone skin is:
- Volcanic ash clay
- White kaolin clay
- Bentonite clay
- Charcoal mud mask
- Dead sea mud mask
Acne spot treatment
Acne spot treatment is usually in a form of gel, ointment, cream or patches.
It only targeted for spots in your face as it contains a potent and high percentage of acne busting active ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinol, and tea tree oil.
Spot treatment usually will heal big acne in a short amount of time but if used aggressively will irritate and leaves dark scars on your skin.
Eventually, your daily habits will, in fact, have a big impact on your skin.
Studying your skin will never be a wasteful time as you are investing in what you see in the mirror every morning.
Depending on the hundreds of product reviews you read, at the end of the day, it all doesn’t matter if you don’t know your skin type.
Ultimately, caring for your skin is simply personal journey and eye-opening to the do’s and don’t’s when it comes to your skin type, that with some elbow grease will definitely bear the fruit of flawless, and clear skin.