Acne may have started in your teen years, that time when age and hormones meet to cause those awful breakouts. Acne prone skin is so hard to handle. I know how horrible dealing with acne can be. You don’t feel like going out or being seen, and you’ve probably tried every possible remedy. The vast majority of us first experience oily or blemished skin during our teen years when our hormones are in a state of flux.
One of the most common, and potentially worst piece of advice we all get, about taking care of our skin is to wash our face frequently. There are certain skin care regimens that must be followed both from the inside and out. Read on to learn about the basic skin care tips for acne-prone skin.
The Best Acne Prone Skin Care Tips
- Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne. These products often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores.
- Maintain regular skin cleansing and exfoliation with skin care products that are mild, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and are non-comedogenic. Avoid rubbing and scrubbing your face to avoid irritation. Use a new face towel and wash cloth daily to keep unwanted bacteria from returning to your newly cleansed skin.
- Avoid Heavy Moisturizers: If you have oily skin, do not use moisturizer, even if it’s oil free! Your face is already producing an excess amount of oil and there is no need to add more.
- Exercise is another fantastic way to take care of your skin. This may sound odd but when you exercise you are increasing blood flow all over your body. This increased circulation gives your skin that nice pink, glowing look.
- 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.
- Avoid picking at any blemishes on your face. Zits are filled with bacteria. When you pop a pimple that bacteria spreads and can seep into other pores, causing them to break out as well. Your best bet is to keep your hands off your acne prone skin.
- If possible, try to wear the hat so it doesn’t touch the forehead. This alleviates a sweating problem that can get trapped and mix with facial oil, and we all know the end result of that mixture.
- Another important yet often overlooked tip for acne prone skin is to avoid touching your skin except when you need to wash or apply skin care products. Even then you will have to make sure your hands are completely clean.
Let me know if you have any more tidbits to add to our useful skin care tips to help acne prone skin. I’d love to know how others are treating their breakouts. If you have acne prone skin, feel free to vent a little too. Talk about your feelings, the techniques you use, and your own skin care tips!