If you’ve got acne-prone skin, then we know the daily struggle is real to keep things in check. It doesn’t matter what your skin type, from oily to dry and everything in between, finding balance and banishing blemishes is the secret to glowing skin no matter what issues pop up. So, let’s clear things up when it comes to a skincare routine for acne-prone skin. Here are a few of our tips for healthy, nourished skin from the inside out.
Step 1: Cleanse
Remember your skin is so much more than those pesky blemishes, so while you need something for acne, you also need something that is created for your skin type. If you suffer from acne and dry skin, the goal is to keep your skin hydrated while targeting inflammation and bacteria that cause acne. An all-natural milk cleanser will keep skin calm and balanced. If you have oily skin, consider a gel-based cleanser designed to suppress and eliminate acne-causing bacteria while controlling excess oil. The goal here is to purify those clogged pores and prevent future breakouts. Acne-prone combo skin could benefit from the double-cleansing approach. This two-step program goes deep to first bond with your skin’s natural oils to draw out dirt and pollutants. Then the herbal toner, power-packed with all-natural antibacterial ingredients such as tea tree, goldenrod, and mistletoe, helps both clear and prevent.
Step 2: Serum
You might be surprised by the benefits of using a serum in your acne-focused skincare routine, especially if it’s a serum designed to absorb oil. Powered by all-natural botanicals such as burnet, cinnamon, ginger, and green tea, they work together to control oil, inhibit breakouts and leave your skin looking fresh and matte all day. Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid locks in hydration, giving you that glow without the shine. The right serum can also promote healing inflamed acne skin, soothing redness and irritation, clear any active breakouts while preventing future breakouts.
Step 3: Blemish Control Gel
Here’s where you get things under control. Apply a blemish control gel to help suppress acne-causing bacteria and regulate oil production without drying or damaging the rest of your skin. This step will also help minimize irritation and promote healing. And if you have one or two blemishes pop up? Clear It is a great spot treatment too.
Step 4: Protect
Despite what you may have heard, do not let the sun “dry up” your acne. It won’t work, and in fact, the sun actually can cause your acne to flare up more since the infrared heat is damaging and can irritate your skin. Use a sunscreen that is oil-free and will protect the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, will help prevent premature aging, and hydrates the skin while balancing oil.
Step 5: Moisturize (At Night)
Replace your sunscreen step at night with a healing moisturizer designed just for your acne skin type. Repair any damage by conditioning and healing irritated skin while also keeping it clear. All-natural ingredients such as cajeput, tea tree and palmarosa detoxify, while mushroom stem and rice bran help soothe, stimulate healing and improve overall appearance.