Acne-prone skin is one of the most prevalent and difficult skin types to care for. It necessitates going the extra mile. To effectively treat it, you need to understand it and have a lot of patience. Let’s learn everything we can about acne-prone skin and how to cure it.
What causes acne-prone skin?
Your skin pores produce sebum which keeps your skin lubricated and moisturized. However, when your skin generates too much sebum, which clogs your pores, it causes inflammation and develops into a pimple, also known as acne. Excess sebum production or acne formation can occur for a variety of causes, which is why it can affect both teenagers and adults. Here are a few significant causes:
A major contributor to acne-prone skin is hormones. It is particularly prevalent in teenagers and young adults as their bodies begin to produce testosterone, which in turn leads to overproduction of sebum/oil in the sebaceous glands. Breakouts can also be caused by hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and the menstrual cycle.
According to studies, some food ingredients may play a significant role in acne-prone skin. Processed meals, fat and hydrogenated oils, spicy, packaged foods, meat, alcohol, dairy and even coffee can aggravate acne-prone skin.
In certain people, stress also seems to be a factor in acne outbreaks. Your body's primary stress hormone is cortisol. Acne may result from an increase in sebaceous gland oil production when too much cortisol hormone is released into the bloodstream.
Things to avoid when suffering from acne-prone skin
Not taking care of your stress or diet are just a few things you should avoid doing to trigger your acne-prone skin. Here are some more:
- Do not be overly harsh or brutal to your skin; instead, use a gentle approach to skincare. This includes not exfoliating and cleansing your face excessively
- Never use an abrasive cleanser or face wash
- Do not touch or squeeze your pimples; instead, leave them to your treatment products
- Face scrubs should never be used since they might cause micro tears in the skin
- Avoid spending long periods in direct sunlight
- Do not try random kitchen hacks or DIYs you find on the internet. Do not apply lemon or toothpaste to your acne!
- Be sanitary in general. This includes keeping your phone screen clean and changing your pillows regularly
How to treat acne-prone skin?
Now that you understand the causes of your acne-prone skin and the do's and don'ts, it's time to learn about acne-prone skin treatment. One of the greatest practices to follow if you have acne-prone skin is to have a simple skincare routine that focuses on treating acne and overall skin upkeep.
A suitable Cleanse-Treat-Moisturize-Protect (CTMP) routine
A good skincare routine is defined by its effectiveness rather than its complexity. When you have acne-prone skin, sticking to a simple routine is the way to go.
The first step is to cleanse your skin to remove dirt, pollutants, excess oil, and makeup remnants. Thoroughly cleansing your skin will also help prepare it for the next parts of the routine. Choose a cleanser that is gentle enough on the skin to not deprive it of its natural oils. The Foxtale Daily Duet Face Wash is the perfect pick for your AM and PM cleansing routine. It is a gel-based, oil-free formula that gently cleanses your skin from the inside out while simultaneously hydrating it and aiding in the prevention of future outbreaks. You just cannot go wrong with this one.
The second step is to address your skin issue, which is acne. Any sort of acne medication can be used to treat the condition, including serums, toners, and ampoules. However, one of the most effective acne remedies is an anti-acne clarifying gel!
We have a delightful surprise for you to eliminate the acne and pimples from your life. Introducing the Acne Spot Corrector Gel, a must-have for clear, smooth, and acne-free skin. This spot corrector guarantees visible improvement after 12 hours of use, whether it is stress-related acne or hormonal breakouts. This powerhouse is loaded with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, azelaic acid, and others, making it a one-stop treatment for treating severe active acne and acne marks.
Acne treatments that contain potent acids might be a touch drying on the skin since they try to limit oil production on your skin. This is why the following step, which is to moisturize your skin, is necessary. Moisturizing your skin strengthens its barrier, protects it from dryness, and retains moisture to keep it looking smooth and healthier. One such moisturizer to have in your skincare routine is the Foxtale Ceramide Supercream. Enriched with skin barrier supporting ingredients such as ceramides, and hyaluronic acid, this cream is lightweight and doesn’t clog your pores.
- Protect (AM only)
Protecting your skin from damaging UV rays is one of the greatest acne remedies and a must-have step in your skincare routine. Choose a lightweight, non-pore-clogging product for acne-prone skin. For acne-prone skin, the Foxtale Cover-up Mattifying Sunscreen is ideal. This lotion-like formula does not clog pores and provides great sun protection thanks to advanced UV filters and niacinamide, all while leaving skin weightless and matte.