If you have acne, you might not know what to do to take care of your skin. You may think it's a good idea to avoid moisturizers if you have acne-prone skin. That isn't necessarily true. You may be tempted to scrub your skin in an attempt to clear it up faster. However, this is also not a good idea. Doing either or both of these things could make your acne worse and irritate your skin. Acne skin care is the same as skin care for normal skin. Here are seven tips on how to take care of your acne skin.
1.Develop a skin care routine.
Keeping your skin clean is very important, but you should not wash it too often. If you do this too often, you will have irritated skin and this will cause the acne to get worse. Some acne medications can cause your skin to become dry. The condition can be aggravated by excessive washing. As an alternative, set up a daily routine. Make sure to wash your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before going to sleep. If you work out, you should take a shower afterward. This is especially the case if you have been biking or playing a sport that requires you to wear a helmet or tight clothes made of synthetic materials. Sweating can worsen acne.
2.Do not use harsh cleansers.
Acne breakouts can be exacerbated by hot water and abrasive cleansers. Make sure to stay away from harsh skin care products such as alcohol-based astringents, toners and exfoliants. It is important to choose a face wash that is gentle, non-irritating, and pH-balanced to reduce acne inflammation. In fact, mild cleansers can effectively remove surface oil and dirt without harming your skin's barrier function. The skin is able to retain moisture because of this. Make sure that you clean your skin thoroughly after using any cleansing products. You can use lukewarm water to do this. The residue left behind can lead to irritation.
3.Gently clean your skin.
It is not just the products you use to clean your skin that matter when it comes to acne. Your own personal method of cleansing your skin matters as well. When you scrub your skin, you can remove skin lipids, which are fat-like substances found in the outer layer of your skin. If this happens, your skin may become irritated. Your acne may also flare up as a result. You should also avoid using a washcloth, sponge, or brush to clean your skin. Using your fingertips is the best way to apply an acne-friendly cleanser. When you are done, pat your skin with a clean towel to remove any remaining moisture. After that, wait 5 to 15 minutes before applying your acne medication on your skin. This can also help you avoid irritation.
Avoid touching your skin at all costs. This can make a significant difference in the way that acne is managed. Squeezing or popping pimples may seem like a tempting way to "unclog" your pores. Despite this, it is important that you resist this urge. If you squeeze acne lesions, there is a possibility that they will become infected or even worsened. This could even result in scarring in some cases.
5.Keep your skin protected from the sun as much as you can.
A good idea is to avoid the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays as much as possible. You should do this even more so if you have acne. Researchers are unsure if sunscreen has a positive effect on acne or not. The risk of skin cancer is clearly increased by sun exposure. Additionally, some acne treatments may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. When going out in the sun, it is advisable to use sunscreen with at least SPF 30. New sunscreens do not clog pores or worsen acne. A spray or gel-based sunscreen is a good choice for oily or acne-prone skin.
6.Be sure to avoid oily makeup.
Make sure you do not use makeup that contains thick, greasy ingredients like mineral oils. They can clog your pores. As an alternative, you may wish to use skin care products that are labeled "non-comedogenic". Non-comedogenic skin care products are those that do not clog the pores. During your search for mineral makeup, look for products that contain dimethicone, silica powder, titanium dioxide powder, or zinc oxide powder. The ingredients in these products can absorb excess oil, mask redness, and give your skin a smooth and non-oily appearance. Also, you should consider washing your hair daily if you have oily hair to keep your pores from being clogged by excess oil.
7.Yes, you still need to moisturize your hair.
People with acne should moisturize too. Medicine for acne can make your skin dry. So if you skip this step in your skin care routine, it is likely that your skin may become red and peel easily. Nevertheless, you should not use a cream with a mineral oil base. Instead, opt for a moisturizer that is light and free of oil. Whenever you use a product, you should make sure the label says it is non-comedogenic. You should choose a moisturizer that contains the following ingredients for acne-prone skin: humectants such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid; lipids such as ceramides; and silicone oils such as dimethicone.
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