Updated: Feb 22
You may be thinking, 'I’ve tried everything under the sun to get rid of my acne and nothing has worked.' You're not alone.
Let's dig in to each of these a little deeper:
| Choosing the skincare that's right for you
Using the right products has a huge impact on your result outcome. It’s important to use products that are intended for oily/acne prone skin, and especially ones that are non-comedogenic! Here are some of my personal favorites for fighting acne.
| Getting in the habit of DOUBLE cleansing
The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser is intended to break down makeup, dirt and excess oil. The second cleanser addressed particular skin concerns and can treat on top of a smooth surface for better absorption.
| Moisturizing regularly
There’s a myth that moisturizers will worsen your acne.. I am here to tell you that you should absolutely moisturize your skin even if you have active acne. The key to guarding your skin from more breakouts is to choose the right one! Look for oil free products when picking a new moisturizer.
| Recognizing the benefits of spot treatment
Spot treating is a way of delivering concentrated ingredients to a specific area to reduce redness, swelling and inflammation from a blemish.
| Quitting touching and picking behaviors
Picking is undoubtedly one of the hardest things to avoid when you have a blemish, but letting your skin go through its natural elimination process will do your skin a favor in the end. Picking can cause a disruption under the skin causing inflammation and redness, making the blemish look worse and potentially causing PIH (Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or PIE (post inflammatory erythema), which in the long run can be more frustrating to deal with than the original blemish itself.
| Washing your pillow case WEEKLY
Our pillow cases harbor more bacteria than we realize, washing it weekly and or even twice a week will reduce the amount of acne causing bacteria that sits on your pillowcase.
| Keeping yourself hydrated
If you want good skin, remember to maintain a relationship with water and stay hydrated! Increasing water intake has a positive effect on skin appearance and helps support skin hydration levels!
| Changing your diet
There have been studies that suggested that foods high in fat, sugar and dairy can cause breakouts. Everyone reacts to food differently; a good start would be to see a doctor to see if you suffer from any food sensitivities.
It is suggested to eat foods rich in fiber and antioxidants. They also recommend eating colorful fruits and vegetables!
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, it can be tricky to treat, but with a little help and guidance, you’ll get there and we want to be the ones to assist in the your healing process!
Disclosure: We are not compensated by SkinBetter Science to promote their products - we just believe in these products and have used them ourselves. We do receive compensation when products are purchased in our office; however, the purpose of our blog is NOT to sell product. Our blog is intended only as an educational tool.