Skin Care For Acne-Prone Skin

Acne may have started in your teen years, that time when age and hormones meet to cause those awful breakouts. Or, you may have begun experiencing acne breakouts in your adult years. Acne Treatment should be discussed with your doctor. Acne treatment will benefit your skin and help keep the acne under control.

Either way, many people find acne bothersome or embarrassing. To reduce acne and its damage to your skin, some recommended general acne treatments are as follows:

  • Choose a cleanser specially formulated for acne. These products often contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which help to clear acne sores.
  • Clean your face gently, as trauma to the acne breakouts may worsen the acne or cause scarring. When washing your face, use your hands, as any terrycloth or other scrubbing material may cause acne sores to rupture.
  • When you sleep at night, make sure you are sleeping on a clean pillowcase and that you are the only person using your pillowcase. Pillowcases absorb traces of oil during the night, and can aggravate breakouts if not changed regularly.
  • If you have longer hair, make sure to pull it back when you sleep at night. The oil in your hair can aggravate your skin as well.
  • If you need to use a moisturizer, use only light, non-comedogenic moisturizers, which do not aggravate acne. There are oil-free moisturizers on the market that contain anti-bacterial agents for acne-prone skin. This type of product may be your best option.
  • If you are a woman, use an oil-free foundation. Heavy makeup or other cosmetic products that block pores may cause a flare-up of acne.
  • Will everyone benefit from the same
    acne treatment?

Generally speaking, most people who suffer from acne, will not necessarily benefit from the same acne treatment. There are different degrees of this condition and acne treatments are used accordingly to the severity of the acne.

What acne products are the market today will be most beneficial?
An evaluation with your physician will be in your best interest before purchasing any acne products. This visit with your physician will ultimately save you time and money. Perhaps your physician might want to prescribe an acne medicine that will help treat your acne condition. An acne medicine is used more effectively on a more severe case of acne. Whatever recommendation is provided for your acne treatment, this information will be a direction for improvement in your skin.

Many of the acne products on the market today are considered effective acne treatments.

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE! (Acne Prone / Sensitive Skin) | Annie Jaffrey