If you have an oily skin you know the trouble of getting a shiny skin within 15 minutes of washing your face. You know the fear of coming home to find 3 new pimples on your oily T-zone. You might have tried every recipe in your grandma’s book, but nothing seems to work. You thought that acne was just for teenagers, but here you are trying on the hundredth cream on the shelf.
If you can relate to the situation above, fret not. We have got the perfect morning skin care routine built just for you. This skincare for acne prone skin will help you to get healthy and happy skin without breakouts.
Cleanse your face well
Cleansing is the backbone of the entire skincare routine. Cleaning your skin properly will ensure that you get rid of all the dirt, excess oil, sweat and makeup off your face, before you move ahead to the other parts of your skincare routine.
Cleansing basically creates a blank slate on your face so that the other products can work their magic. The most important task is choosing the right cleanser. Many women think that a harsh cleanser will do the trick by drying their face, but bam! It will produce even more sebum and your acne would still be there. So, it is always wise to opt for a gentle foaming cleanser.
Gentle reminder – Remember to wash your face twice a day.
Hit the acne where it starts – pores
Exfoliation can be the ultimate solution to your acne problem.
Regular exfoliation will help to get rid of the oil in your pores and will free your skin of dead cells.
But remember to not be too harsh on your skin. Don’t go with a very grainy face scrub as it might irritate and worsen your acne. Go with Salicylic acid which will go deep into your pores and will remove all the excess sebum and dead cells. Exfoliation is hence an important step for skincare for acne prone skin.
Toners and astringents
These products are mainly used to keep your skin feeling fresh. Astringents also help to remove the extra oil from your skin and some of them have Salicylic acid, which helps to remove blemishes.
But it is not always advisable to use an astringent as it can end up drying your skin. If your skin is sensitive, stray away from astringents as it will make your skin more dry and will irritate your acne.
Don’t forget to moisturize
Oil skinned people think that moisturizers aren’t for them, but this is certainly a myth. Moisturizing is a good thing, even if you have an acne-prone skin. A good and light moisturizer won’t trigger breakouts, but will help to ease out the breakouts you have been having. Acne treatments are known to make your skin dry and only moisturizer can save you and give you the soft and smooth skin.
But remember to choose a moisturizer which is oil-free and noncomedogenic.
Protect your skin
No matter what the weather is, always apply sunscreen. It just doesn’t prevent sunburn, but reduces lines and wrinkles and will reduce your chance of getting skin cancer.
An ideal sunscreen for an oily skin will be one which isn’t heavy or greasy. Choose a sunscreen which won’t clog your pores and make your acne worse. Acne medications make your skin more sensitive and hence it becomes more important to provide your skin will a layer of protection.
Use acne treatment medication
Sometimes when over the counter tricks don’t work out, you have to visit a doctor. The internal and external medications provided should be used as ordered. The creams and leave-on products should preferably be used over the night so that they get soaked in your skin properly.
Follow this morning skin care routine religiously and we promise you that you will see a drastic difference in your skin. Also, remember to follow up this routine with a good night care routine as well which will further help you to get the skin you’ve always wanted.