For many people acne is a fact of life which can occur at any age and not just teenage years. It affects many aspects of our life, self-esteem and confidence. It not only affects the face but can affect the chest and back too. Thankfully today we have excess to many products and treatments which can help us to control it.
Acne prone skin usually has excess oil which can lead to enlarged pores making it more susceptible to black heads and spots and pustular infection. People often assume, because of the excess oil they can get away with not using a moisturiser. Your skin cells can still become dehydrated so moisturiser is needed plus it gives you added protection from the harsh winds and weather and environment pollution in the air.
The best moisturiser for oily acne prone skin is one that has a light oil free matt consistency. The Decleor White Clay daily care is for oily skin enriched with Rosemary essential oil, Salicylic Acid and White Clay which helps to reduce excess sebum, blackheads and prevents breakouts leaving the skin with a matt even texture. Another good moisturiser is the Elemis Clarifying Serum which is ideal for oily skin. Its balancing formula helps to clear blemishes without causing dryness. Contains Willow herb Extract which soothes and Baldo leaf extract which helps to improve the appearance of pores. It is also one of the best moisturiser for dry, acne prone skin because it does not leave skin dry.
Your acne skin care routine should be consistent and thorough. It should consist of cleansing morning and evening using the right cleanser and moisturise daily. Use a mask once a week and also exfoliate once a week but be cautious not to exfoliate on pustular infection, avoid those areas and apply a mask instead. When exfoliating do not be too harsh as that can scratch the surface of the skin and could over stimulate your oil glands to produce more sebum. I have known people to do more damage with exfoliators so be gentle and careful.
You can take certain vitamins for skin acne too, it is best to check with your GP and seek advice on what to take especially if you are on medication.
Drink plenty of water to keep your body and skin hydrated and try not to keep touching your face as bacteria picked up from doors, handles etc will end up on your face and cause breakouts. Tie your hair back off your face and change pillow case often. Do not keep picking at your skin as you will end up damaging your skin and causing your skin to scar.
For extreme acne talk to a dermatologist who can advice you on how to treat it medically.