Acne-prone skin: The best tips for taking care of it

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To care for acne-prone skin, it’s essential to know the causes and different types of acne. Generally speaking, acne results from excessive sebum production, which clogs the skin’s pores. However, several factors can contribute to the appearance of acne:

  • Hormones (particularly during adolescence)
  • Stress
  • Unbalanced diet
  • Allergic reactions to certain cosmetic products

There are also several types of acne, depending on their location on the face or body:

  1. Comedonal acne (presence of blackheads and whiteheads)
  2. Papulo-pustular acne (inflammatory red pimples with a whitehead in the center)
  3. Nodular acne (painful nodules under the skin)
  4. Cystic acne (deep lesions that can leave scars)

Gently cleansing and purifying the skin

Cleansing the face is a fundamental step in the care of acne-prone skin. It removes impurities and excess sebum from the skin. However, it’s important to use the right products that are gentle on the skin:

  • Soap-free cleansers
  • Purifying foaming gels specially designed for acne-prone skin
  • Cleansing micellar waters

We also recommend cleansing your skin morning and night with these products to avoid overproduction of sebum.

Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation removes dead cells and refines skin texture. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a scrub suitable for acne-prone skin:

  1. Enzymatic scrubs for gentle exfoliation
  2. Mechanical scrubs with plant-based beads or sugar to avoid irritation

Moisturize and soothe the skin

Even if acne-prone skin tends to be oily, moisturizing remains essential to maintain its balance. Specific moisturizers for acne-prone skin are often formulated with soothing active ingredients to reduce inflammation:

  • Lightcreams and non-comedogenic fluids
  • Oil-free moisturizing serums
  • Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturizing lotions and milks

Use the right products

Several ingredients are known for their beneficial properties on acne-prone skin:

  1. Aloe vera: soothing, moisturizing and regenerating
  2. Tea tree and lavender essential oils: purifying and anti-inflammatory
  3. Niacinamide (vitamin B3): reduces sebum production and improves the appearance of pores.

We therefore recommend incorporating these ingredients into your skincare routine to effectively treat acne.

Protect skin from the sun

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The sun can aggravate acne by promoting inflammation and hyperproduction of sebum. So it’s vital to use a specific sunscreen for acne-prone skin every day:

  • Oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreens
  • Minimum SPF 30 protection
  • Water-resistant formulas that don’t leave white marks

We also recommend reapplying every two hours for optimum protection.

Adopt a balanced diet

A healthy, balanced diet can significantly improve the condition of acne-prone skin. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Reduce consumption of sugars, fatty products and processed foods
  • Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Favoring lean protein sources such as fish and poultry
  • Maintain adequate hydration by drinking at least 1.5 liters of water per day.

To sum up, caring for acne-prone skin means adopting an appropriate skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle. It’s also important to adapt your routine to your type of acne, and to be patient, as results can take time.

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