Having battled acne all my life, I can tell you that it can be so problematic that it affects your self-esteem. Random people will give you unsolicited advice in the name of helping you. Three years ago, I consulted a dermatologist who gave me a skincare routine to get rid of my acne. It worked, so I decided to share with you.
Your Acne-prone skin needs to be clean. Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and again before going to bed. You need a cleanser that will reduce excess oil. An antibacterial cleanser will do this without stripping your skin’s natural oils. the antibacterial cleanser will unclog your pores and remove bacteria that cause acne. Always make any cleanser you choose is oil-free or non-comedogenic.
Your acne-prone skin needs enough moisture. Don’t use any type of moisturizer, you need something will reduce inflammation of the acne. A DNA Repair Cream is best for this because it will encourage your skin’s natural healing process. They repair your skin’s ability to protect itself, making it less likely for you to have acne.
Besides, you need something to help your dark spots fade. Please note that I am not saying you should bleach your skin that can cause skin cancer. I am saying get products that have natural skin brightener like Vitamin C that will give you an even skin tone.
Retinol is the answer to most skin problems. This is because of its pure Vitamin A which will give you smooth skin. Yet, Retinol can be harsh on the skin, so it is best to use at night time in pea-size doses. The type of Retinol product needed depends on the seriousness of your acne situation. If the acne is severe, you can go to the Doctor to prescribe a product with higher concentrations of Retinol. Where the acne is mild, you can get over counter Retinol products. Note that you must seal Retinol in with a moisturizer, so your skin won’t be dry.
Acne doesn’t have to take your confidence away. But, you can fight it and win. What is your current skincare routine? Does it fight acne well? Lemme know drop a comment!