Yes, I am one of those people who buy only skincare products that is best for acne-prone skin. I am not blessed with porcelain, smooth, small-pored skin and to top it all I suffer from adult acne. I had my battle with pesky pustular pimples, blackheads & milia for years. There were times when it was under control with only pimples popping out during that time of the month when hormones get super active. But there were seasons when acne would attack my skin like a big bomb has exploded on my face. People with great skin would never realized how lucky they are and how people with acne struggles. But I am happy to say that I have my skin issues under control for years now. My last bout of acne attack was months before my wedding. I had the worst acne outbreak. I was so depressed and I was just wanted to hide from people. Not to mention that I wanted to look pretty for my wedding. Good thing, my skin cleared just in time for my wedding.
My skin went from oily to now combination skin but still acne-prone. But I am happy to report no pimple outbreaks since my wedding and just few pimples here and there occasionally. So here are 3 things that I would like to share with people with acne-prone skin like me, things that they should know:
- STOP EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW PRODUCTS, STICK TO THE TRIED & TRUSTED PRODUCTS
I realized one of the culprit of my acne outbreaks is my love for trying every new hyped products out there. I get tempted by a good review or its pretty packaging that I would immediately purchased it. But we have to remember that every skin is different – what may work for others may not work for you. It is also important that acne-prone skin people should even be more cautious in trying every products in the beauty shelf because some of the ingredients can trigger the acne attack. So if this skin care products or makeup works well with your skin and not causing you to breakout, stick with it, be loyal.
- REMOVE EVERY TRACE OF MAKEUP WHEN YOU GET HOME
This is something that has helped me a lot. I never realized the importance of makeup remover until I changed my skincare regimen by including a strict 3-step makeup removal/ skincare cleansing. First, I removed my makeup with gentle makeup wipes. I make sure I wipe every part of my face with the cleansing cloth/wipes. Then I used a cream-based or oil-based makeup remover using a cotton pad to remove excess makeup on my face. Though my skin looks like there was no trace of makeup from the makeup wipes, you would be surprised that there is still a lot left of makeup on the face based on the dirty cotton pads during cleansing. Lastly, I wash my face quickly with a gentle cleanser with water then I pat my face dry. I used to be lazy in removing makeup that I often just used toner to remove it or sometimes I even sleep with makeup on. I used a heavy-based foundation daily so this poor skincare really aggravated my acne-prone skin. But after being very vigilant in my skin cleansing, the condition of my skin has improved a lot.
- MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE
Some thought that because they have acne-prone skin they have to skip the moisturizer. I realized that when our skin is dry and devoid of moisture, acne attacks. The skin needs to be moisturized to get that healthy glow. So for acne-prone people, stick to the oil-free and non-comedogenic moisturizer. Stick to what works for you. Some people who suffer from pimples tend to over-cleanse their skin which strips the skin with its natural oils and skip the moisturizer which is the wrong thing to do. Choose a good moisturizer and stick to it.
There you have it, my fellow acne-prone skin people. Do have tips to share as well? Do share in the comment box below
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