If you have acne-prone skin, the battle against pimples never ends. There is always a new topical cream to try, a new revolutionary method to try, or a new treatment that will finally give you the clean and clear skin you desire. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix for acne-prone skin. It is always going to be a process to clear your skin of pimples and blemishes, but with a solid routine in place you can see amazing results! If you follow this daily skincare routine, you will find yourself slowly winning the longstanding battle against acne.
1. Cleanse Your Skin
The first step to any successful skin care routine for acne-prone skin is a gentle cleansing. A good cleansing will keep your skin clear of sweat, dirt, makeup, excess oil, and other accumulated grime from throughout the day. Get yourself a good cleanser for your skin that is not too harsh and doesn’t leave your skin all dried out, and cleanse your face twice a day.
2. Tone Your Skin
After you are finished cleansing your skin, it is time to apply some skin toner. Toners are designed to remove any extra oil from your skin, helping to prevent acne from occurring. However, if your skin is already very dry or if you have sensitive skin, you can skip using a toner, as they are not an essential part of a daily skincare routine.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin
Acne is birthed in the pores of your skin, so any successful skin care routine needs to include exfoliation. Exfoliation rubs off excess oil and skin cells from your pores, removing dead skin cells to leave your skin feeling smooth and velvety soft. Find a good exfoliating product for yourself through trial and error, as some scrubs can irritate the skin and not be an ideal solution for acne-prone skin.
4. Moisturize Your Skin
Although it may seem counterintuitive, even if you have oily skin it is essential to apply moisturizer to your skin. As long as you are using an oil-free moisturizer, the extra moisture on your face will not trigger a breakout. Instead, it will help prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky from acne medications. Most acne medications can dry out your skin and cause your skin to peel, so a good oil-free moisturizer will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
5. Wear Sunscreen
Many acne medications make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so if you are applying a daily acne medication, make sure to use sunscreen. Not only will it help you in the short-term, but in the long-term it will help prevent wrinkles, sunspots, and other signs of age.
6. Acne Medication
The final and most obvious step is applying a daily acne medication. Talk to a skincare expert or dermatologist to find the best acne medication for you.
Acne Treatment at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
If you have acne-prone skin, there are treatments that can help improve your skin’s appearance. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer a variety of acne treatments, including Blu-U-Light Treatment, Photodynamic Acne Treatment, and Cosmelan Peel. To learn more about how these acne treatments can give you clean and clear skin or to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (619) 432-3414.