Skin Care Routine for Acne Prone Skin

Sometimes, simple steps are all that you need.

Early control steps for your acne can help with minimizing inflammation and scarring post-acne

By Azra Shuib | November 27 2020

Skin care routine is important, especially when you are prone to breakouts. A good and gentle regimen can help to remove excess oil, clear your pores from dirt and help to improve the conditions of existing blemishes.

What are the measures should you take to improve your skin texture? Here are some handy tips:

1. Gentle cleansers

Using harsh cleansers frequently can lead to dryness of the skin, which eventually increases your oil production. Keep everything gentle and oil-free to avoid suffocating your skin with harsh ingredients. Another good tip is to avoid cleansers for sensitive skin that may have a lot of oil although it claims to be a ‘gentle’ cleanser. Wash your face twice a day and moisturize adequately to take good care of the skin.

Use gentle cleansers and be gentle while washing your face

2. Take your acne treatments regularly

If you’re getting help from the dermatologists to help solve your skin issues, then good for you! Too many products in the market can make you feel overwhelmed by the choices, and sometimes, they don’t even work. Getting all the help you need from the experts can give you a thorough assessment of your condition. It’s really important to take your acne treatments and medications as prescribed by your doctor, and be really disciplined about it if you want to see changes. Some medications should also be taken even after your skin has cleared to prevent future breakouts. If you’re not sure, do consult with your doctor instead of making decisions on your own that could do more harm than good.

3. Apply Oil-Free Moisturizer or Gel

You have to keep your skin moisturized even when it is oily. Try a moisturizing lotion or gel that is lighter than creams. But whatever you choose, make sure it is labeled noncomedogenic. It shouldn’t make your face feel more oily and greasy too. You might have to try different brands before getting the one that you like. A water-based gel is a great choice, as well as products that have hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and dimethicone.

4. Apply your sunscreen

UV damage can quicken your aging process, and it can also make your acne scars like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation become worse. It’s always a matter of trial and error when it comes to a suitable sunscreen, so do your research and read some reviews about the sunscreens of your choice to find the right one. But whatever your choice is, remember sunscreen is the most important step in your skincare routine! Any results from your products or treatments can be reversed by the damaging UV rays.

5. Facial treatments can help!

Facials do wonders when you seek help from the experts and reliable clinics. Acne facials, Fire and Ice facial, or Chemical Peel can help with reducing acne as well as clearing up the pores. These days, a lot of innovative treatments can help to give the skin of your dreams. However, it is important to be realistic in your expectations. If you have severe acne or scarring, clear skin won’t happen overnight — hence why it’s important to start treatments early. Patience is the key to treating your skin well. Therefore, if you are seeking treatments at a clinic, get a clear consultation from the doctor and know that most of the time, you would need more than just 1 session to see good results.

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