It’s been a while since I wrote an article about my experience with sudden skin breakouts, and yet many of you continue to message me and share your experience in dealing with acne and breakouts. Some of you share success stories of tackling obstacles to beautiful skin, others ask for advice.
I went ahead and surveyed those of you who are seeking help. I asked you about your skincare routine and general beauty habits. That way I was able to arrive at a probable conclusion, and list a few tips.
Of course, I am not a professional, so if you’re struggling with acne or constant skin irritation and breakouts you shouldn’t be looking for answers on the internet, instead you should visit a dermatologist ASAP. Here you’ll only find pointers that might help you keep your skin clean.
Let’s start with the importance of makeup removal. It seems that we neglect this basic step by not realising its significance. If you want a radiant looking skin, it should become your habit. Many of you admitted to using makeup removing wipes and nothing else. This my beauties won’t help you cleanse nor exfoliate properly, not to mention that these 3 in 1 products are seriously bad for people struggling with breakouts. Often wipes are coarse in texture, and they ignite existing spots. Make sure you remove your makeup thoroughly from eyes and face.
Go for balancing cleansers. Having looked at the list of products you sent me I concluded that most of you buy cleansers that aren’t best suited for your skin type. Just because it says, cleanser doesn’t mean it is right for you. If you’re dealing with breakouts you must ensure that your cleanser will prevent the formation of spots without messing up the pH of your skin that could result in you having oily or dry skin. For example, I use Seboders that was recommended to me by my dermatologist. If you’re struggling to know which one is best for you feel free to consult a pharmacist or a doctor. It won’t cost you much and will help you save money (as you won’t be buying stuff that doesn’t improve the condition of your skin) but, also identify products you can and cannot use based on ingredients. I also use Sanctuary SPA moisture burst facial wash, as it is paraben free and microbead free. Instead, it has jojoba beads and moisturising almost oil 😍 It smells incredible and doesn’t irritate my skin.
What follows is exfoliating. This one is exciting to write about because most people think of facial scrubs, when in fact you can use acids! Yes, you read it right. You can use liquid exfoliators to achieve clear, glowing and even skin. The Ordinary AHAs and BHAs are amazing! I’m using them myself, and I must say I’m delighted with the outcome. If AHAs and BHAs tell you nothing here’s a brief explanation of the two:
AHAs- Alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate by minimising skin staining left by spots and prevent further breakouts with consistent use.
BHAs- Beta hydroxy acids penetrate pores, turfing our sebum and dead cells and keratin, which can cause skin issues.
You should use them in the evening after cleansing and make sure to wear sunscreen, as their abilities make skin sensitive to UV rays❗
Last but not least is moisturising. Again, it is all about the right product, but many of you admitted to not using any cream or oil to moisturise your skin. I get it, some of you are struggling with awful breakouts, and you believe that drying your skin out will help to reduce them, but unfortunately, that’s not the case. With the right light cream/oil you can reduce spots and keep your skin plump and healthy.
To finish I would also like to urge you to use face masks, but remind you not to overdo it. 2 times per week is more than enough.
I hope you’ll find these pointers useful, or maybe you’d like to add something. Anywho, feel free to message me anytime and don’t forget to follow My Beauty Dose to receive the latest updates on my articles.
Till next time beauties!