7 Acne-Targeting Skincare Steps That Will Make A Difference
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 What Causes Acne?
- 02 How To Prevent Breakouts?
- 03 7 Acne-Targeting Skincare Steps To Add To Your Routine
Acne is a bothersome skin problem that affects everyone at some point in their lives. While you worry about how acne treatments don’t seem to work, did you know that the skin repairs and renews itself even when you don’t do anything about it? To support and speed up its natural processes, choose the best products that you can incorporate into your daily routine.
Including acne-targeting products in your skincare steps can make a big difference in your skin-clearing journey. As an example, using a facial cleansing brush as the first step can help unclog your pores effectively.
What Causes Acne?
Acne breakouts can be caused by a variety of factors, making the condition even more difficult to treat. The good news is that treatments can be targeted, giving you a better chance of successfully managing this common skin condition.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged pores. The skin’s natural oils, dead skin cells, and other impurities often plug the pores causing the formation of pimples.
Here are some common causes of acne:
- Hormones - Health conditions may cause hormones to fluctuate and manifest on the skin.
- Climate - You can get the worst breakouts in humid weather with all the sweat, oil, and grime waiting to occupy your pores.
- Genetics - Conditions that list acne or blemishes as symptoms can still passed from one family member to another.
- Cosmetics - Products that have the potential to clog pores are described as comedogenic.
- Anxiety and stress - High levels of cortisol break down collagen and the skin’s defenses making it more vulnerable to damage.
- Bad skin habits - Popping pimples and picking at lesions make acne worse as these habits help spread bacteria, delay healing, and run the risk of developing deep acne scars.
Fast Facts on Acne
How To Prevent Breakouts?
Here are simple yet important steps to help you get the best results from your acne treatment.
Cleanse twice a day - The skin is directly exposed to an insane amount of pollutants that can potentially clog pores. This is why taking regular baths and cleansing your face at least twice a day is a must. Foamy cleansers work best for acne and blemish-prone skin.
Avoid triggers - It is most important to steer clear of anything that might irritate acne and worsen it. When choosing skincare products, pick the ones labeled as non-comedogenic or those that won’t clog pores.
Eat better - You are what you eat. Did you know that consumption of foods rich in carbohydrates can worsen acne? High glycemic foods such as white bread, rice, pastries, sugary drinks, and more help increase blood sugar levels.
Get help - Severe acne can be emotionally distressing for some people. You don’t have to go through this alone. Seek the help of a dermatologist for valuable advice, don’t just search the web for answers.
Take time to heal - There are no overnight cures for acne simply because healing always takes time. It’s crucial to give your skin the best care. Cleanse regularly, go on a balanced diet, get lots of rest, and listen to your doctor’s advice.
7 Acne-Targeting Skincare Steps To Add To Your Routine
One of the most important steps you can take to prevent breakouts is to develop a daily skincare routine. Don’t know where to start? Here are basic skin care routine steps and products to guide you.
Cleansing your face is an essential first step that shouldn’t be skipped. Morning cleansing helps remove overnight oil and grime buildup. Cleansers come in different forms: gel, cream, oil, or foam. Gel is best for oily and acne-prone skin, and foaming cleansers are for oily, combination, and normal skin types. Pair your favorite cleanser with the Luma Blue | Acne Light Therapy Pimple Cleansing Brush, with cleansing and pimple-fighting functions.
DAY: ACNE TREATMENT
Don’t use acne-fighting products all at once. Include spot treating in your skincare routine steps in the morning if you’re already using an anti-acne or an acid-based toner or planning to layer on retinol. Remember to use directly on the spots and use as little as possible as these kinds of treatments dry out the skin. Unclog your pores with the Clear Care Anti-Acne Essence and follow up with a session using the LumaGlow | Blue LED Light Therapy.
Most people with oily and acne-prone skin don’t think they need to moisturize. Look for lightweight moisturizers in gel form if you have oily skin. For dry skin, choose a moisturizing formula that’s pumped up with ultra-hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid.
Experts advise the use of sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 for daily use. Sunscreens are not thoroughly absorbed by the skin like other skincare products. Instead, they create a protective layer over the skin barrier. Don’t forget this last but crucial step as it prevents skin aging - which is the point of it all.
Night cleansing clears the face of impurities accumulated throughout the day. This also prevents pore clogging which is the number one cause of acne. Try the Project E Beauty Enrich Foaming Wash that hydrates and cleanses without overdrying skin.
NIGHT: RENEWING RETINOL
Applying retinol at night boosts the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself, which mostly happens while you sleep. Topical application helps to gently remove the top layer of the skin, control oil production, and calm inflammation.
After a long day of exposing your skin to the sun and other environmental pollutants, the skin needs to drink up extra hydration to stay healthy. Moisturizing also soothes skin after applying strong acne medication.
Project E Beauty makes it easy for you to grab your anti-acne favorites in one swoop. Get the Blue LED Acne Skin Clearing Set that comes with the Luma Blue Acne Light Therapy Pimple Cleansing Brush and a bottle of Clear Care Anti-Acne Essence pimple treatment.
written by Olivia Khader