Acne is produced by a disorder of the hair follicles and oil glands. Learn how to prevent it!
Not all acne requires prescription products, mild acne can be treated by a consistent skincare routine –and consistency is the key.
Cleanse, tone, treat, moisturize, apply sunscreen
Start your day by cleansing with a creamy, oil-free cleanser with salicylic acid and avoid using abrasive exfoliant sponges or scrubs to avoid irritating the skin. To further remove extra oil and impurities from the skin and also restore the pH of the skin, apply some toner. If your skin is not so oily, skip this step because toner can dry your skin.
To treat spots, you can choose products that contain active ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl, peroxide, and sulfur –you should consult an expert to assess your skin’s need. Then your skin needs to be moisturized to protect it from external pollutants. Finalize with UPF protection and, if you wish to, apply your preferred oil-free makeup.
Cleanse, tone, treat, apply night cream
This the very step you should never miss: cleanse. During the day dirt, oils, makeup and pollution build up in your face, and it is completely necessary not to let it sit on your face the whole night. Again, if your skin tends to be dry, do not apply toner, if you are on the oily side, you might want to use some toner –it reduces your pore size and helps with redness.
As for the actual treatment for your breakouts, you could co for azelaic acid –it kills bacteria, exfoliates dead skin and brightens your face.
Finally, apply an evening moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid or a facial oil with salicylic acid.