Many of us suffer from acne, regardless of age. Today we are sharing 10 skincare tips for acne-prone skin. Even if you do not suffer from acne yourself, these are great tips to pass onto your customers.
10 Skincare Tips For Acne Prone Skin
- Stick with a skincare program, switching up programs regularly can irritate your skin and cause more breakouts. Give an acne treatment time to work. You want to use a product for 6 to 8 weeks. It takes that long to see some improvement. If you don’t see any improvement by then, you can try another product. Keep in mind complete clearing your skin generally takes 3 to 4 months.
- Don’t be too heavy handed with your acne treatment. Even if you are currently breaking out, do not pile on the acre treatment, evenly spread out a thin layer to properly treat skin. To prevent new blemishes, spread a thin layer of the acne medication evenly over your acne-prone skin. For example, if you tend to breakout on your forehead, nose, and chin, you’d want to apply the acne treatment evenly on all of these areas of your face. We recommend this anti-blemish lotion to treat problem areas.
- Look for makeup and sunscreen that will not clog your pores, these items are often labeled as non-comedogenic. One amazing benefit of our Motives Custom Blend products is that extra items can be added in to help combat issues such as acne.
- Clean your makeup brushes. Even if you are using non-pore-clogging makeup if you are applying it with a dirty brush you will still break out. Brushes and sponges easily fill with acne-causing bacteria so wash them regularly. You can see our blog post here on how to effectively clean your brushes.
- Never, ever, go to bed with your makeup on. Remove your makeup before you go to bed. No exceptions. If you’re too tired to wash your face, use a makeup remover towelette.
- There is such as thing as washing your face too often. Stick to washing your face twice a day, when you wake up and before you go to bed. You’ll also want to wash your face when you finish an activity that makes you sweat.
- You still need to moisturize. Acne prone skin is often oily, so you think moisturizing your skin will make things worse, but you are wrong. If you do not moisturize daily it will dry out your skin causing more acne. We suggest this Repairing Acne Lotion, use two times daily.
- You might feel tempted to over exfoliate thinking it will help clear up your skin. Exfoliating is still important, but you want to be gentle, if you rub too hard it will irritate your skin causing more breakouts.
- Don’t pop your zits. As embarrassing as they may seem, popping your zits can cause more damage than good. When you pop or squeeze acne, you’re likely to push some of what’s inside (e.g., pus, dead skin cells, or bacteria) deeper into your skin. When this happens, you increase inflammation. This can lead to more-noticeable acne and sometimes be scarring and pain.
- Keep your hands off. The last thing acne-prone skin needs is added dirt and bacteria from your hands. Many of us have a bad habit of touching our faces throughout the day, this is a habit you will want to ditch if you have acne prone skin.
Information for this blog post was found on American Academy of Dermatology: 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne