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The Perfect Skincare Routine To Treat Your Acne

Acne is something that many people struggle with, especially while going through puberty.

It can be challenging to manage if you don’t know what you are doing, and it can be very frustrating if you continually use the wrong products and meet disastrous results. 

The first step is to determine what your skin type is, and then you can proceed from there. Treating your acne with a proper skincare regime is one of the best ways to manage acne and avoid any damage it may do to your skin, such as scarring. 

If you’re ready to regain your confidence, then read on to learn more about what you should be doing to treat your acne. 

Try Using Essential Oil

Over the years, several studies have been conducted showing the potential that essential oils have when it comes to treating or managing acne. Specific essential oils have proven benefits, including reduced inflammation, skin-soothing properties, and anti-microbial properties. 

Some of the best essential oils for acne-prone skin are:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Rosemary oil

All essential oils should be mixed with beneficial carrier oils, like the ones recommended by Misumi, as the oils alone can be harsh and damaging to the skin.

Although there is still some hesitation surrounding essential oils and their effectiveness in other aspects of life, when it comes to acne, research has shown that they are beneficial.

Cleanse Your Skin

Having a full skincare routine that is well suited to your skin type always starts with a cleanser. The cleanser or face wash you use should be a gentle one that does not remove all of your face’s natural oils but still helps to clean out your pores and remove any buildup or makeup. 

If you are wearing makeup, double cleansing is a great way to ensure that you have removed all of your makeup before continuing with your skincare routine. 

Cleansing should be done a minimum of once a day, but optimally, twice a day, especially if you are struggling with acne.

It will help to remove impurities, balance the oil production, and give a clean surface for optimal absorption of other products that are used. 

Exfoliate regularly

If you struggle with acne, exfoliating every day can be tempting. This is a bad idea. While it may make your skin feel nice just after you have exfoliated, excessive exfoliating can cause microtears on the skin, which will lead to an infection that presents as acne. 

However, this doesn’t mean you should avoid exfoliating either. The best way to exfoliate is to use a gentle exfoliator one to two times a week to remove dead skin cells, unclog your pores, and improve your skin texture. 

Use Targeted Treatments

A great addition to your skincare routine, if you are struggling with acne, is target treatments. Serums and essences are highly concentrated products that are applied to the skin just before moisturising. 

The high concentration makes these products incredibly effective at their jobs and allows the user to use a small amount. There are many serums and essences for a variety of purposes, including managing acne. The best products for acne include salicylic acid, niacinamide, and retinol. 

Moisturize

The final step in your perfect skincare routine when treating acne is moisturiser. Moisturiser is an essential part of any skincare routine, especially when you are treating acne. Most acne develops on oily skin, which means that acne skincare products can be very drying. 

Dry skin is one of the easiest ways to speed up aging and can also contribute to an overproduction of oil. Moisturising your skin at the end of your routine will lock in all of the good products that you have just applied and keep your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the day.

Always remember to choose a moisturiser that is suited to your skin type for the best results.  

Always Remove Makeup

Makeup is arguably one of the worst things for acne-prone skin, which is unfortunate as it is one of the best ways to cover or hide acne.

Although makeup is a quick fix to hide your blemishes or big red spots, these products make their way into your pores and block them. These blocked pores typically become irritated and inflamed, leading to more acne. It is a never-ending cycle. 

If you choose to wear makeup over your acne, the best thing you can do is make sure you have fully removed it at the end of the day before going to bed. 

Change Your Bedding Regularly

Something that many people forget about when it comes to managing acne is changing out the linen on your bed regularly. For any normal person, bed linen should be changed or cleaned once weekly; however, for those with acne-prone skin, changing linen should be done more frequently. 

Doing this will help to avoid oil buildup on your pillowcases, avoid the risk of transferring products such as residue from hair products that can block your pores, and prevent allergens from irritating your skin. 

While it can be tedious, it is worth it in the long run. Changing your linen frequently will provide a higher level of cleanliness, which reduces the risk of bacteria exposure to the skin. 

Maintain A Healthy Diet 

While it may seem like you can manage your acne with good and consistent skincare, it is important to remember that a lot of skincare issues originate from within the body, including what we put into our bodies. 

Diet is something that should be focused on when trying to clear up your acne for many reasons. When you eat a clean and healthy diet, you will

  • Regulate your hormones
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Support your skin health

A healthy diet includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, a source of protein, and a good amount of healthy fats. You should avoid highly processed foods and foods that are high in transfats, as this can trigger acne breakouts and prevent any kind of healing. 

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