One thing people don’t often know about me is that I suffered from acne throughout my teens, and it’s only really just calmed down. I have compiled these five tips to help those with acne-prone skin, but they are good practice for everyone.
Always take off your makeup
My number one tip is to make sure you always take off your makeup at night. Sleeping in your makeup does not allow your skin to breathe, meaning that your pores are more likely to get clogged, increasing the chance of developing spots. Even if you’ve come in late, or you’re tired, always remove your makeup. A face wipe is better than nothing.
Stick to a skincare routine
While changing up your skincare can be beneficial, routines are better for acne-prone skin. Frequently swapping products can aggravate blemishes and make things worse. I find that the cleanse, tone and moisturise routine is beneficial and can really calm your skin down. It’s really important to stick to the routine no matter what as any changes can create a relapse.
Don’t squeeze your blemishes
I feel like this doesn’t need much explanation. It can be hard to resist popping spots, believe me I know, but it dramatically increases the risk of scarring. I have some acne scars from my teenage years, and guess how I got them? That’s right, by squeezing my spots.
This was something that really helped me when I was suffering. I swapped out fizzy drinks for water, making sure to drink 1.5 – 2 litres a day. This detoxes the entire body, so you’ll find that it isn’t just your skin that sees the benefit. There’s no doubt that you’ll be feeling, and looking, much better after doing this tip.
See your doctor
If none of these make a difference and you’re really struggling to control your skin, then my final tip is to see your GP. It might take them a while to get a treatment to suit your skin, but it is better than suffering in silence. I did all of these tips, even this one, and now my skin is much improved.
If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to comment.