You are all excited for a party that you have been waiting to go to for since long or you have an important meeting that requires you to be highly confident, but you wake up in the morning to find that acne is breaking out on your face!
We have all been in this situation, haven’t we? Acne can cause a great deal of discomfort and problem if it breaks out often and goes untreated, but do we give our skincare routine the attention it demands? No! Most of us start to pay attention to our acne-prone skin only when there is a breakout and ignore it completely when the breakout subsides.
The over-the-counter acne removing creams are barely helpful, and even if they are, they only provide a temporary solution to the problem.
The ultimate solution is to develop a skincare routine that you follow every day at home! Ladies, we work so hard on so many things- it is time we shun the laziness to adopt a daily skincare routine at home.
It is a myth that acne breaks out only on oily skin- Oily skin is more prone to breakouts, but it can break out on any skin type!
Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of your skin. When producing excess sebum and getting clogged, it invites bacteria to feed on it, and thus, inflammation occurs. If all this sounds scary to you, don’t worry at all, we have got you covered!
We have crafted a daily skincare routine for you, which, if you follow regularly, will noticeably reduce the incidents of acne outbreak. Follow these skincare routine steps to rejuvenate, clarify and brighten your skin while you keep acne at bay!
One thing which every woman should understand, and that is, having a specific skin type, does not make someone’s appearance less or better. Genetics plays a significant role in the skin type, and the first thing to do is to ‘Acceptance.’ In the journey to get the desired skin, ‘Acceptance’ plays a huge role.
The next thing to make sure of is to have the proper discipline, which means following a schedule is extremely important.
Just make sure that while you follow this daily skincare routine at home, take a 4–5-minute break between each skincare step. This helps let the previous step exercise its full effect and let the product get absorbed in the skin.
Steps for daily skincare routine at home
Step 1: Cleansing
This is the primary, essential step for any skincare routine. We have a tendency to use harsh face washes for acne-prone skin, but these trigger more acne breakout and are a big “no, no”! It would help if you tried to go for a gentle, sulfate-free face wash that cleanses pollutants, dirt, bacteria, and other unwanted substances gently.
Use smooth, round circular motions on your face, wash it off gently with water, and pat dry. Make sure to spend the maximum time cleaning, as this is the make or break step.
Step 2: Toning
The next step for your morning skincare routine should be toning. A toner opens up the skin pores and removes even the tiniest particles of dirt that cling to your face. It also prepares your skin for the application of further treatment.
Most toners are available as a spray or pourable liquid that you must apply to your face and wait for about thirty seconds before you wipe it off with a clean cotton ball.
Step 3: Acne medication
If you are suffering from chronic acne, there is a high chance that your doctor must on some medication advise you. This is the stage of your skincare steps where your skin is free from any unwanted impurity, and the pores are open, so this is the time to use your acne medication. However, keep in mind the instructions your dermatologist has given you.
At the same time, you apply the medication- whether to use it as a part of your morning skincare routine or your night skincare routine, to use it with other products or not, and so on. Even if you are not on prescription medicine, you can get any over-the-counter, salicylic acid-based, topical ointment for your acne and use it in this step.
Step 4: Serum
Paying attention to your acne scars is as important as treating your acne because, in most cases, even though the acne subsides, its scars are left behind on your face. A good vitamin E or vitamin C enriched serum makes your skin healthy, glowing and accelerates the repairing process of the skin tissue that was affected by acne.
Some serums designed especially for acne-prone skin helps to soothe the inflamed region and soothe the irritation. Gently drip a few drops of your serum on your face with the help of a dropper, and then gently massage it with your fingertips.
Step 5: Moisturizer (trust me!)
Most of us stop using moisturiser on acne-prone skin, fearing that it will cause further breakouts and worsen the condition, but this is wrong! If your skin remains dry for a long time, it triggers even more sebum which can worsen the condition.
Therefore, it is crucial to use a moisturizer to hydrate your skin and make it plump and fresh adequately. Just make sure that you do not use a heavy, oil-based moisturizer but rather choose a light one.
Step 6: Sunscreen
Ladies, for the sake of the skin gods (I’m not even sure if they do exist, but if they do, their wrath indeed is terrible), do not skip sunscreen in your morning skincare routine! The purpose of sunscreen is to prevent tanning, but the sun’s harmful UV rays also cause early aging, dark spots and may even trigger rashes and allergies.
Use a good amount of sunscreen on your face and keep massaging it to blend it in. Make sure to apply sunscreen at least 15-20 minutes before you go out in the sun.
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Additional skincare routine steps for weekly skincare:
While you take care of your skin throughout the week, take some time out of the weekend to pamper yourself (and your skin!).
Weekly step 1: It is essential to exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub. This helps to get rid of all the dead skin cells and improves the quality of your skin. Just take care not to be too harsh with the scrub while exfoliating.
Weekly step 2: Use a face mask once a week to deeply clean and freshen your skin and get the desired glow!
While it is essential to follow these skincare steps, it is also essential to manage your stress levels, get a little bit of exercise, eat healthily and drink lots of water. If you have excessive acne which does not subside with time, you may want to consult your dermatologist and your gynecologist because acne breakout may be due to hormonal imbalance.
Just remember that although you should pay attention to your acne, you should not hate your skin for it or lose your confidence. Acne is more common than you think and is less noticeable to others than you feel. You can control it with the right treatment and proper care!
Ladies having any skin type, should never lower your confidence, rather always wear your confidence on your sleeves! All you have to do is start taking action, and trust us you will definitely see results at the earliest! Our skin care regime is excellent and we must make sure to follow it with utmost dedication.
Beauty Duniya leaves no stone unturned in providing the most sorted tips to all of you! Follow the steps mentioned above, and we assure you that you will end up getting the most perfect skin. Do share with us your skin transformation journey.