1. Features of acne skin
The cause of acne is the accumulation of sebum secreted by the skin along with dirt, dead skin in the pores, causing inflammation. Especially oily skin is the most prone to acne skin and acne treatment is also quite difficult. If you do not take good skin care, acne can happen to any skin, followed by dark spots after acne, acne scars, melasma, …
Hormonal changes in the body are also one of the causes of acne breakouts. Especially when the diet and rest are not rational, affecting the operation of sebum and skin health.
For acne skin, it is important to follow the basic skin care steps. Not simply washing your face and using acne cream, you need to follow a correct procedure with each step has its own task.
2. Steps to take care of acne skin
For most types of acne such as blackheads, whiteheads, red pimples, … then below is the care process, appropriate skincare steps.
2.1. Skin cleansing: wash your face with a suitable cleanser
Daily cleaning is the most important step in taking care of acne skin. This helps to remove cosmetics, oils, dirt and part of dead cells that have accumulated on the skin after a long time. Doing this well will prevent established pimples from getting worse and prevent new pimples from forming.
Many people believe that acne skin cleaning must be “strong”, to remove everything on the skin, including acne. The truth is not, acne skin is damaged skin, apply gentle and effective cleansing methods.
If you do not wear makeup, you can clean your skin with makeup remover, cleanser. If you have makeup, it is best to use makeup remover oil and foam cleanser to remove makeup and dirt better.
Many cases of using makeup remover oil, makeup remover wax, but not well emulsified, leading to increased acne irritation on the skin. In addition, using a strong cleanser or a high pH for your face can make acne worse.
2.2. Skin balance
This care step will help the acne products to be more effective by helping to balance the pH of the skin. At the same time, this is also a step to help remove dirt, oil remaining after the above cleansing step and temporarily moisturize the skin.
On the market there are many toners to balance the skin, but with acne skin should choose non-alcoholic type to avoid irritation. In addition to Toner, mineral spray is also a good skin balancing product, in addition to minerals also help soothe the skin, reduce inflammation for acne skin.
2.3. Use a special acne treatment
This is an important step for you to repel facial acne with the following effects: promote acne quickly “ripen” and disappear, prevent inflammation from the pimple spreading to the surrounding skin, reduce dark after acne.
Each type of acne will be suitable for different special treatment products, including the following groups:
blackheads and whiteheads
With these two types of acne, it is imperative to squeeze acne to get the pimple to remove them completely. Acne of these 2 types when hard and surfaced is the best time to get. If the pimple is not taken, the pimple will be there forever and easily inflamed, developing into larger inflammatory pimples, more difficult to resolve.
When you have this pimple, first use a clay mask or chemical exfoliants containing AHA / BHA to make it easier to pick up and squeeze. If you have the technique, you can squeeze acne at home or you should not go to the spa to get it properly. After squeezing acne, you need to use specialized skin recovery products to reduce inflammation and your skin will return to normal more quickly.
Inflammatory acne, red swollen pimples
For these two types of acne, topical acne spot medicines should be used. Along with that is to use chemical scrubs containing AHA / BHA to clean pores. The current acne spot medicines often contain tea tree, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, … so it often makes the skin dry. Therefore, it is necessary to use more moisturizer.
2.4. Moisturizes the skin
Many people think that moisturizing acne skin makes acne worse. However, acne skin is damaged skin that needs more moisture, especially when using acne-specific products that often cause dry, flaky, red or painful skin.
For acne skin, choose moisturizing products that work to soothe the skin, not too greasy, and absorb quickly into the skin. You can moisturize the skin with creams, moisturizers, especially oil rich in linoleic will absorb quickly and better for acne skin.
3. Notes to memorize when taking care of acne skin
In addition to the above basic acne skin care steps, to achieve the best acne treatment, you should note:
3.1. Eat a healthy diet
Should eat more foods containing vitamins, fiber, detox or detox tea, … Along with that is to limit sweets, hot spicy foods, carbonated soft drinks, stimulant drinks, … because they will make acne grows stronger.
3.2. Reasonable living regime
Sleeping late (after 23 hours) will increase sebum secretion, make acne worse and lead to many other skin conditions. In addition, bacteria, dirt from the environment or everyday objects such as bedding, towels, … can be the cause of acne. Take control of these factors as best you can.
3.3. Use cosmetics properly
Because acne is damaged, it is sensitive and easily irritated, so it is necessary to choose appropriate cosmetics and makeup. Ideally, you have acne skin should limit makeup to avoid clogging pores, making acne more pimples.