Ever woken up in the morning and looked in the mirror to notice a huge red bump on your face? Pimples, breakouts, and acne can be frustrating to deal with. These skin reactions affect so many people and it always shows up when we least want it to. Well, in order to learn how to control acne, we must learn what causes it.
Acne is a general term for any kind of blemish on the skin like whiteheads or blackheads. Oily skin is normally what we think causes acne, because when our skin creates too much of its own natural oils it can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. But there are many other irritants (botanical and synthetic) that can clog our skin and cause breakouts, like your make-up products. Surprisingly, one of the main culprits that causes acne is dry skin. When your skin becomes excessively dry it actually starts creating more oil to counteract it. If you combine this with all the dry dead skin then it can cause your pores to become clogged and lead to acne.
Since most people assume acne is caused by oily skin, they overload their skin with products that dry out their skin and their acne actually starts getting worse. The problem is not the product itself but the overuse of it which can dry the skin further. To start treating acne properly it may be best to switch out your facial cleanser for something gentle and mild. This will clean your pores without over drying the skin. Using acne products is ok but be mindful in what you’re choosing, use them minimally and over only the affected areas. Using a light non-comedogenic moisturizer to help with getting moisture back into your skin.
Also when treating acne a lot of people are switching out their regular acne products and adding more botanical products that contain plant based ingredients that are able to soothe the skin. If you’re considering using a botanical moisturizer, adding Skin MD to your routine may be an option for you. It’s filled with plant based ingredients that have been proven to help soothe and heal the skin. Skin MD is also a shielding lotion that bonds with your skin and it creates a breathable shield that helps retain your skin’s natural oils and can help prevent outside irritants from drying out your skin. Outsmart acne with Skin MD.