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Having acne-prone skin is an experience that many people share. Acne can be bothersome and sometimes even embarrassing, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. You can do a few things to help improve your skincare routine for acne and get back some of the confidence that has been lost due to breakouts. In this blog post, we will give some tips for better skincare when dealing with acne.

1. Use Oil-Free Makeup  and Skincare Products

Studies, acne is often caused by excess sebum, which leads to clogged pores. Using an oil-based foundation or moisturizer will only trap the oils in your skin and worsen acne breakouts. Instead, opt for a water-based product that won’t cause any buildup on your face.

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2. Use Products With Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is an ingredient that helps cut through the oil on your face, clearing pores and removing dead skin cells. 

It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce any redness or irritation you may experience due to acne breakouts. Use gentle exfoliants.

3. Avoid The Use Of Harsh Chemicals

Using harsh chemicals to clear away your top layer of skin will only irritate it more, making things worse than before. Instead, opt for a product with ingredients like aloe vera or vitamin E, which will gently remove dead skin cells and make room for new ones to grow. Keep your face clean. 

4. Wash Your Face Regularly

It is essential to wash your face regularly, especially when dealing with acne breakouts. Ensure you wash off all dirt and makeup from the day before going to bed so that it doesn’t play any role in clogging your pores. 

5. Use Products With Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a critical ingredient that helps to reduce any irritation or redness you may experience as a result of acne. Look for products containing vitamin E, aloe vera, and other ingredients like these, which will help soothe skin irritations caused by breakouts. 

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6. Use Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial agent that helps clear up your pores when applied topically. It can be mixed with your moisturizer or applied directly to problem areas on the face. 

7. Use Sunscreen Daily

Sun damage also increases inflammation in and around your pores, which can lead to acne breakouts. Using sunscreen every day will protect the skin from sun damage and reduce inflammation overall.

8. Use Red Light Therapy For Acne

Red light therapy for acne is the process of shining specific wavelengths of red light with RLT devices onto the skin in order to kill existing acne bacteria and reduce sebum production, leading to clearer, healthier-looking skin. 

9. Use Water-Based Products Regularly

 Using an oil-based foundation or moisturizer will only trap the oils in your skin and worsen acne breakouts. 

Instead, opt for a water-based product that won’t cause any buildup on your face. 

So, if you’ve ever wanted to know what the perfect skincare routine for acne is, then this blog post has all of your answers. We hope that these tips will help improve your current regimen or give you some ideas on starting one. If you have any questions about our suggestions or are interested in seeing a list of products we recommend, feel free to contact us anytime, and we would be happy to help out.

What do you think? Do these steps sound like something that could work for you? Let us know by commenting below.


Anna Nielsen

Anna Nielsen is a Senior Content Developer at OGLF (Our Good Living Formula), with years of experience in developing content. Throughout her career, she always looked for ways to contribute an in-depth range of beauty tips, information, latest insights, and product reviews on health and beauty while providing valuable information with her written articles. When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book and sip on an occasional appletini.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.