Acne is one of the causes of embarrassment that have started in your teen years — the time when the age and hormones meet to cause those awful breakouts. Others began experiencing acne breakouts in their adult years.
Acne is a condition that involves sebum -oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that helps prevent hair and skin from drying out. Along with dead skin cells and other debris, sebum builds up inside pores, causing blackheads and whiteheads at the follicular opening. The black color you see is actually a layer of dark skin pigment Melanin, not dirt as commonly believed. It cannot be scrubbed or washed away. If the follicle becomes inflamed, the follicular wall can rupture, resulting in infection. After several days, pus may be seen and a pimple has formed.
Of course, if you’re prone to breakouts, you want to know how to get rid of that ugly acne. But bear in mind too that your skin is more than just blemishes. That’s why, instead of looking at acne-prone skin care alone, we put together a complete plan to include reducing wrinkles, getting a healthy glow, and yes, banishing pimples once and for all.
So, let’s win the war against pimples by following these clear skin rules.
Deeply cleansing acne-prone skin sounds like a good plan but harsh cleansers can strip skin of its protective barrier, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria. Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne. These products often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores.
You can use Beaublends™ Acne Clear & Care Soap, a cleansing bar for acne-prone skin that helps prevent and reduces acne breakouts. It removes excess oil, cleanses skin without leaving any pore-clogging residue, and facilitates exfoliation of dead surface cells for cleaner, clearer, healthy-looking skin. It is specially formulated with natural extracts — contains no harsh detergents, dyes or hardeners as well.
Clean your face gently, as trauma to the acne breakouts may worsen the acne or cause scarring. When washing your face, use your hands and avoid terrycloth or other scrubbing material because it may cause acne sores to rupture.
Remove Excess Oil
After cleansing put enough facial toner or astringent on the cotton ball or pad. Apply gently in small circles across your face. Both toners and astringents remove excess oil, residue and tighten pores. Toners do not contain alcohol, so toners are milder and less irritating to the skin. Select alcohol free toners to hydrate, revitalize, soothe and balance the pH of the skin. Toners that contain alcohol over stimulate oily skin to produce more undesirable oil.
There are toners that are formulated for acne-prone skin such as Beaublends™ Acne Clear Toner that is designed to deliver acne-fighting ingredients to skin. It helps eliminate oils and impurities, tighten pores, and to cool and refresh blemish-prone skin. This toner is formulated with natural plant extracts that are metabolized to salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acid on skin.
Moisturize with water-based serum to decrease oil production
It is often perceived that people with acne-prone skin should to avoid the moisturizing part of the skin care routine. What you don’t realize is that by doing so you are doing more harm to our skin — lack of proper moisture leads to the overproduction of oil by sebaceous glands. By using moisturizer it will help decreases oil production in the epidermis.
Individual with acne-prone skin types should opt for water-based and non-comedogenic gels or serums –which do not aggravate acne. Water based products will prevent the overproduction of sebum. Products with mineral oils, mineral waxes, vitamin E and petroleum should be avoided as these products can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
There are oil-free moisturizers on the market that contain anti-bacterial agents for acne-prone skin like Beaublends™ Acne Clear Serum. This type of product may be your best option. It is a triple action serum that helps reduce acne/pimple due to mental and environmental stress, hormones, pollution, and bacteria. Made from with natural plant extracts that are metabolized to salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acid on skin, this serum helps fight breakouts and improve the appearance of blemishes. It helps absorb excess oil and exfoliate dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores for an overall improved appearance.
If you wear makeup, use an oil-free foundation. Heavy makeup or other cosmetic products that block pores may cause a flare-up of acne. Make sure to clean your make up brushes regularly.
Your skin isn’t going to heal overnight, but you can restore it. Keep skin as clean as possible without over-drying and treat your acne with patience and care. Stay positive; with appropriate skin care and treatment, healthy, clear skin can be yours!