How To Look After Acne Prone Skin

Follow these simple steps to keep skin smooth, fresh and healthy.

Are you constantly trying to treat your acne but you’re still experiencing breakouts? Did you know that your skincare routine could be to blame? At Mistr, we provide a variety men’s grooming products that help conquer acne prone skin. When it comes to treating acne, less is definitely more as you should avoid using too many products that could possibly irritate your skin.

Knowing what you should be using for your complexion is key to battling acne. So, without further ado, here is how to look after acne prone skin:

KEEP YOUR FACE CLEAN

No matter if you are currently experiencing acne or not, it is vital to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and any extra oil from your skin’s surface. Avoid washing your face more than twice a day, as this could cause more harm than good. Use warm water and a gentle facial cleanser, avoid scrubbing your skin harshly and use either a soft cloth or your hands. A cleanser such as the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser is ideal for acne prone skin as it is ultra-gentle and hydrating.

MOISTURISE

Quiet a few acne products contain ingredients that dry out the skin, so it is important to use a moisturiser that minimises dryness and skin peeling. You can’t go wrong with the Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturiser, it is suitable for all skin types, as its delicate blend will hydrate without inducing a nasty breakout.

USE A BHA SERUM

Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) works to unclog pores and mitigate the production of acne causing bacteria. Baxter of California’s Skin Concentrate BHA acts dually to reduce skin puffiness and calms an irritated complexion. BHA is most suitable for those with oily skin. It is important to note if you are using products with BHA, to always layer up with SPF to avoid any harsh sun damage.

USE GENTLE HAIR PRODUCTS

Were you aware that the products that you put in your hair can irritate your skin and block your pores? Be sure to avoid using harsh pomades and gels in your hair. Instead, use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. If you have oily hair, make sure you are washing it often, as the oil in your hair can add oil to your face which causes breakouts.

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE

Constantly touching your face can not only spread bacteria, but you can also irritate the already inflamed skin. It is also vital to never pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. Leave the pimple popping to the professionals as they have the right expertise to clean your complexion without causing harm.

WEAR SPF

Wearing sunscreen daily is a must, especially if you are treating acne as ingredients such as retinol, BHA, and salicylic acid make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Sunscreen also helps to decrease any redness or dark spots that remain after the acne is healed.

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