Acne Prone? Try These Skincare Tips


When we are in our teens most of us will go through a phase where we are prone to breakouts. At this time in our lives, our hormones are going crazy and this is why we end up struggling with our skin so much. However, as we get older this usually stops and we are able to live life not worrying about the odd spot here and there. But what happens if you develop acne as an adult? It can be damaging for our confidence and it is something none of us want to go through. But today we are going to share some simple skin care tips to keep these spots at bay.

Wash twice a day

It might seem a little excessive to wash your face twice a day, but if you have acne prone skin this is exactly what you need to do. Think about your regular day and how many times you touch your face. Every time you touch your face you are spreading bacteria around and this can make you much more prone to spots. Washing your face when you wake up in the morning and before you go to sleep is the best bet.

Don’t forget toner

When we are looking for a skincare routine that works for our sensitive or acne prone skin it can be difficult to find the right balance of which products to use. You may have heard people say to stay away from astringent and this is totally right, but toner is different. Toner is water based and it’s job is to balance the pH of the skin and help tighten pores. Bacteria thrive off certain conditions and toner is able to change these conditions to make it harder for them to grow. Apply toner after you cleanse and before you moisturize.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Our skin is like any other part of our body, it needs to be kept hydrated to be healthy. Our cells are full of water and if you don’t give your body enough hydration you’ll likely start to see cells taken over by bacteria. The reason for this is that water flushed out toxins, and moisturizer does the same thing for our cells. Make sure to hydrate both internally and externally each day for the best results.

Use a mask

A lot of us see a face mask as a rare treat on pamper night, but they should be used much more often and are integral to the health of our skin. You can find the 7 best diy acne-fighting face masks | sio beauty online and apply one of these once a week to keep your skin healthy and fighting against spots. You will also be able to find acne specific masks such as charcoal face masks in stores.

Try home remedies

If you don’t face spending all of that money on face masks and you instead would prefer to try something homemade; there are a few different options for you to try.
  • Tea tree- apply a small amount of tea tree oil to the spot twice a day and it should dry out and die due to the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil. 
  • Honey and turmeric- form a thick paste with these ingredients and apply directly to the spot, leaving to dry for at least an hour. Remove and wash your face and repeat this until the spot is gone 
  • Toothpaste- a blob of toothpaste on a nasty spot will be just what you need to starve the bacteria of oxygen and kill it off.

Know your skin type

If you don’t know what your skin type is this can be your main problem when trying to treat your spots. Whether you have dry, combination or oily skin will determine which spot treatment you should use and which beauty products will be good for you. You can test to find your skin type by washing it and leaving it alone for 15 minutes. If your skin looks shiny all over, you have oily skin. If it looks oily in some places and dries in others you have combination skin. If your skin is dry and started to peel or crack you have dry skin. This will allow you to target the products which were made specifically for your skin type.

Let it breathe

Take off your makeup once in a while! Your skin is like any other part of the body and it needs room to breathe and be free. Part of this will involve taking off your makeup and letting you skin be natural for a while. If you will be staying in your house all day there’s no need for makeup and you can let your skin breathe.

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