Acne is a problem that wreaks havoc on our lives and causes huge amounts of emotional distress. The truth is that other people don't understand the emotional stress due to acne unless they get it, hence we are left to our own devices to deal with it.
Disclaimer: Everyone's skin is different, and there could be other underlying conditions behind acne, hence do consult a dermatologist.
The key is to cut out all the products and introduce a simple cleanser, toner, moisturiser and a SPF in your routine.
The cleanser or face wash has to be formulated for sensitive skin and it should be non-comedogenic. Wash your face twice a day and let the face wash sink into your skin for at least 60 seconds.
The toners can either be hydrating or gently exfoliating depending on the need, but it has to perform one of those functions for it to be effective. Gently apply it on your skin twice a day after cleansing and let it work its magic.
Now, this is a tricky step and it can take time to find out the moisturizer that won't break me out. The key is to find a light weight, gel-based moisturizer with no fragrances.
Add a lightweight, non-comedogenic sunblock to your routine so that your acne marks don't get darker in the sun. Also, protect yourself from sun cancer!
Did you know?
You most definitely need to find a sunscreen that does not irritate your eyes because one of the biggest spots of sun cancer is your eyelids! Hence, don't forget your eyelids, and your ears when you are applying sunscreen!
This is a step that has to be personalised according to each individual's concern. But, broadly speaking, for acne salicylic acid, for acne marks, vitamin c, retinoid and retinol works the best.
Along with this all-encompassing effective skincare routine for acne, you must have a healthy diet and workout routine.
Tip: Include food items rich in antioxidants for treating acne.
Tip: Include HIIT and cardio exercises to beat acne.
So, this is a simple skincare routine and tips to treating acne, don't try to make a very elaborate and a fancy regime because that is not necessarily effective. Sticking to this simple routine and tips can save your skin and within a month of consistently following this routine, you would begin to see your acne decreasing. Remember you are beautiful and this is just a phase!