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How to Choose Facial Products for Blemish Prone Skin

How to Choose Facial Products for Blemish Prone Skin

How to Choose Facial Products for Blemish Prone Skin

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You deserve to feel confident in your skin's appearance. Read here to find out how to choose the right facial products for blemish prone skin.

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Even though most of us deal with acne at some point in our lives, it's hard to deal with breakouts day after day. If you have blemish-prone skin, but are longing for clear skin, you may want to consider whether a better skin care routine might help.

Skin care doesn't have to be complicated. Although there are thousands of products to choose from, you only need to start with the basics. 

Acne doesn't have to get in the way of feeling good in your own skin.

Here's a guide for choosing facial products for blemish-prone skin.

Understand Your Skin Type

Before shopping for skin care products, you want to understand your skin type. Acne-prone skin can be oily, but it can also be dry or a combination of both.

Knowing your skin type will help you find facial products that cater to your individual needs. If your skin tends to be oily, you look for products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free. These products won't clog your pores with excess oils.

If you're unsure of your skin type, a professional skin specialist can perform a skin analysis to help you better understand your skincare needs.

Use a Gentle Cleanser

A common misconception is that you need to scrub your face harshly if you have acne-prone skin. This can actually irritate your skin and lead to more breakouts.

Instead, wash your face at least twice a day, morning and night, with a gentle cleanser. Your cleanser is the foundation for your healthy skincare routine.

Harsh cleansers strip the skin of natural oils and can make acne worse. Choose a mild, fragrance-free cleanser that will thoroughly clean skin without causing redness or irritation.

Hydrate Your Skin 

Another misconception about acne-prone skin is that you should avoid moisturizers. All skin, including acne-prone skin, needs moisture.

This begins with drinking plenty of water to nourish your skin from the inside out and using an oil-free moisturizer. Choose a fragrance-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer. Active Moist helps improve skin texture and combats hydration. 

For a weightless moisturizer that's formulated for dry, sensitive skin, try Calm Water Gel. If you're looking for an oil absorbing moisturizer without a powdery residue, opt for Oil Free Matte SPF30.

Hydration helps nourish and protect your skin. Hydrated skin is better equipped to combat acne and heal blemishes.

Avoid Excess Exposure to Oils

The skin naturally produces oils that help balance the skin's microbiome. Too much oil will clog pores, and clogged pores can lead to acne.

A few ways to avoid excess oil on your skin include:

  • Avoid touching your face
  • Clean things that touch your face, like your phone and pillowcase
  • Remove your makeup as soon as possible at the end of the day
  • Use oil-free moisturizer and sunscreen
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser after exercise 

Incorporate Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide

Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are both known for their acne-fighting properties. Salicylic acid helps unclog pores, exfoliates the skin, and reduces inflammation.

Benzoyl peroxide helps to reduce oil production and kill acne-causing bacteria. These products can irritate sensitive skin, so use them sparingly as you incorporate them into your skincare routine.

These products are not expensive, and a little goes a long way. Start with a low concentration and use a few times a week if needed.

Discover the Power of Retinoids

Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A. In skin care products, retinoids are potent ingredients that help with the skin renewal process. A quality retinol product can help prevent acne flare-ups by reducing inflammation and unclogging pores.

Retinoids stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture over time. Retinol Clearing Oil is a slow-release retinol that helps with skin recovery and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

Use retinol products sparingly at first. Start with a low concentration and use two to three times a week to prevent skin irritation.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day 

No matter your skin type, sunscreen should be a part of your healthy skin routine every day of the week. Too much sun exposure can increase inflammation and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Sunscreen protects the skin from free radicals and the sun's harsh rays. Apply sunscreen generously, even when it's cloudy outside. Use a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or more such as Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30.

For a lightweight sunscreen for acne-prone skin that absorbs oil and provides an all-day matte finish, try Oil Free Matte SPF 30.

Practice Self-Care

Don't underestimate the power of self-care in achieving glowing, healthy-looking skin. You deserve it!

Too much stress and too little sleep can lead to hormonal imbalances and acne breakouts. It's important to eat healthy, get adequate sleep, and incorporate relaxation into your day. 

When you're considering the best skincare products to buy, don't forget the value of self-care and a healthy, balanced life. Taking good care of yourself will only reflect positively on your skin.

Be Patient and Consistent

Achieving clear skin doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and consistent use of the right products to see a difference in your skin.

It may be tempting to buy every acne wash and acne product on the market in your quest for clear skin. Using too many acne products at once can irritate the skin, disrupt its natural balance, and lead to more acne.

Introduce new facial products gradually and give your skin some time to adjust. Consistency is key when it comes to skin care.

Stick to your healthy skin regimen, even if you don't see dramatic results at first.

Choose the Right Products for Blemish-Prone Skin

Acne is an unfortunate part of life for many people, but there are things you can do to combat acne and keep your skin looking its best. Choosing the right skincare products for blemish-prone skin involves understanding your skin type and incorporating the right products to keep your skin in balance.

There are so many products on the market for acne-prone skin. The key is finding what works for you and being consistent with your skincare routine.

At Dermalogica, our skincare experts are ready to help you on your skin health journey. Our skincare treatments and products are tailored to your skin's specific needs.

Reach out today to learn more about Dermalogica's quality skincare products and treatments designed for healthier skin.

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