It is very common that people with acne mistreat their skin, which leads to the worst scenario possible, more acne! Acne does not have anything to do with unclear skin. Washing the face many times a day does not improve the acne, it can actually worsen it!
It is important to clean your skin in order to reduce the bacterial growth in the pores. It is equally as important to not dry out acne prone or oily skin. Skin that is dried out will naturally create more oil to attempt to balance the skin to a more normal state.
- Use a face wash that is gentle and effective two times a day.
- It is also important to exfoliate away dead skin cells to clear the pores and speed up the cell turnover. This is preferably done with salicylic acid or glycolic acid.
Be careful when using face scrubs since the scrubbing effect from the grains can compromise the skin’s protective barrier and increase irritation.
The skin needs extra moisture in order to maintain the natural balance. Dehydrated skin increases the production of sebum to compensate for the lost moisture. This can lead to oily skin and clogged pores. It is also common that people with acne believe they have oily skin and use products for that. A lot of these products dry out your skin and worsen the problem.
Try to avoid make-up as much as possible since it can clog the pores and prevent the skin from breathing. Squeezing the pimples is often very tempting but it may worsen the inflammation.
See the Cicamed ASD Blemish result oriented line created by Swedish dermatologists and plastic surgeons to help create a naturally clear acne-free skin and balance oily skin.