If you currently suffer from acne or have in the past, then you understand the meticulous care that goes into skincare for acne prone skin. Whether you’re actively experiencing a breakout or you are taking preventative measures, you can never be too stocked up on anti-acne advice.
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we understand better than anyone how frustrating it is to have an acne breakout affect your confidence. Our team is passionate about helping you look and feel your best. So we’ve put together a few effective tips and tricks on skincare for acne prone skin.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The condition typically affects the skin of the face, back, chest, and shoulders. Skincare for acne prone skin can be tricky because hormonal imbalances, stress levels, environmental factors, and lifestyle all affect acne production in the skin. Keep reading to see how you can level up your skincare for acne prone skin!
Wash your face every morning and night
This might seem super obvious, but we really can’t stress it enough. There are tons of acne-fighting tips and tricks out there, however, this one will always be the baseline in caring for acne prone skin.
Cleansing your face in the morning gets rid of all those pesky oils that build up on your skin overnight. Sweat, laundry detergent from your sheets, pet dander, and other debris can clog your pores and make you susceptible to a breakout. Get rid of that junk before you start your day!
Washing your face in the evening gets rid of accumulated dirt and dead skin cells you’ve acquired over the course of your day. Make washing your face twice daily (at least!) a die-hard habit. Not only does it stave off breakouts, but it just feels good.
Consider switching to medical grade skincare products
Medical grade skincare products are different from over-the-counter products because they penetrate deeper than the first layer of skin. Their ingredients are meant to actually change the biology of the skin, instead of just temporarily masking a problem. That means when you use a medical grade skincare product, there’s permanent and effective changes happening.
Incorporating medical grade products into your skincare for acne prone skin can prove extremely effective in not only staving off breakouts but actively fighting them. They can help produce more collagen, even skin tone, cleanse, and moisturize, all of which help fight off acne and heal scarring caused by acne.
Because these products have higher percentages of ingredients, it is highly recommended that you consult with a doctor. If you’re interested in getting equipped with these products, schedule an appointment with us to talk about which products are right for you.
Product highlight: OBAGI Clenziderm Pore Therapy
This medical grade anti-acne cleanser helps unclog pores and clear away dead skin cells with 2% salicylic acid while leaving a refreshed feel to the skin.
Exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week
We love a good exfoliation! You shouldn’t overuse this deep, pore cleaning treatment as it can lead to dry skin, but you should definitely have a go at it a few times a week. Exfoliation can help scrub out any stubborn oil and dead skin cells to get your skin squeaky clean and fresh.
Think you might have dry skin? Check out our guide to personalized skincare!
Move your body!
Skincare for acne prone skin is less of a multi-step process and more of an all-encompassing lifestyle. We know it can seem overwhelming sometimes, but look at it as motivation to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself!
Working out evens your body’s production of chemicals, including your blood sugar. When your blood sugar is up, your body produces more androgens which are the hormones that act on the oil glands, causing build up and eventually break outs.
So join a dance class, lift some weights, or put on your speedo and get moving!
Want to learn more about skincare for acne prone skin?
Our highly skilled and compassionate team of medical aesthetic experts would be more than happy to discuss your skin’s needs and your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss possible treatments or products to get you looking and feeling your best!