Caring for acne-prone skin is more than covering your face with products. Finding the perfect solution for your skin can be hard, but we’ll let you in on what you need to know to kiss those pimples goodbye!
Simple lifestyle changes that make a difference
The skincare products you use have a lot to do with the state of your skin (keep reading to find the perfect skincare routine for acne down below), but your habits and the way you use them, do too.
A basic rule, cleanse twice a day and after sweating. When doing so, use your fingertips to apply your cleanser, be gentle. Afterward, rinse with lukewarm water rather than hot or cold.
All through your day, keep your hands off your face as much as you can. Let your skin heal naturally, avoid picking or popping your zits, as this will only make your face heal slower, and increase the risk of getting scars.
Stay out of the sun, and make sure to wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy! Tanning beds aren’t a solution, as they emit UV light and can be just as harmful. For a safe and natural tanning method, you should check out this blog post.
And most importantly, consult a dermatologist. Paying a visit to the dermatologist is the best way to keep your acne under control and finding the best solutions for your skin.
The skincare habits you need
It can be frustrating when you can’t find the products that work for your skin. Everyone is different, and the way our skin reacts to skincare products is unique.
Constancy is essential, don’t give up. When trying new products, use them for at least a month or two, unless they irritate your skin or show adverse reactions.
At APoEM, we highly recommend the Detox line of products for oily and acne-prone skin. Start with the Detox Face Wash, a gentle low-foam cleanser that makes your skin look softer. When necessary, exfoliate with the Detox Face Scrub. Recharge and moisturize with the Detox Serum. Rebalance with the Calm Toner, and for the drier areas of your face, use the Restore Moisturizer.
On top of this, the way you apply these products to your face is also crucial.
First of all, be gentle with your skin. It may seem like the only way to get rid of acne is with abrasive products, but this only damages your skin. Look for alcohol-free formulas and avoid products that irritate your skin.
Use a gentle exfoliator or scrub if necessary. The use you give to it will depend on your skin and its day-to-day state; some people may be able to exfoliate every day while others should limit to doing so monthly, pay attention to your needs.
For any skincare questions, don’t doubt reaching out to us!