January 21, 2019 0 Comments
One of the most common skincare issues that we’re constantly asked about is acne. And we totally understand the frustration when it comes to combating this skincare issue; sometimes it can seem like a never-ending battle. But we promise, with the right information and guidance,you'll enjoy acne free skin.
The first question which comes in our mind once a pimple arrives, is that why am I facing acne?
So these pimples occurs due to combination of dead skin cells and sebum. This later causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples to form. It's important to be able to identify the type of spot you're experiencing.
Whiteheads : A hair follicle that’s blocked by dead skin cells piling up once the follicle opening is blocked. This is smaller and less inflamed than a Cyst. You should never pop a white head but instead, apply a topical spot cream.
Blackhead: This is essentially a whitehead that becomes exposed to oxygen, which oxidizes the contents making it turn black. Salicylic acid is great for both preventing and treating blackheads.
Pimple: This is an overgrowth of bacteria,which stimulate an immune response that creates redness, swelling, pain and sometimes pus. For a quick and easy DIY, lightly press a hot (not too hot) flannel onto your skin to open your pores, then dab tea tree oil or a piece of fresh ginger onto the blemish, which both have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Stressing out: Stress releases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes your oil glands to produce more sebum (oil), which can then clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
Touching your face: On average we touch our faces more than three times an hour, and by doing so we’re relocating bacteria to our face, and blocking our pores with dirt and oil. As tempting as it is, never pick your pimples; this will just aggravate them further, making them more inflamed and more likely to scar.
Diet: The correlation between your diet and skin is closely connected. Dairy products, in particular, have been shown to trigger breakouts due to the hormones in milk, so where possible try to avoid cheese and cow’s milk and instead try almond or coconut milk, and vegan cheese or yogurt.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, : This drying solution is amazing at taking down pimples overnight as it helps to dry out blemishes and reduce redness and inflammation.
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is ideal for treating acne as it’s a natural astringent, so it will help draw out bacteria, dirt, and oil in your skin. We love applying the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Wand, , as it has a day and a night formula for 24-hour control.
AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, This chemical exfoliator uses glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric AHAs, and Salicylic acid to exfoliate dead skin for a super deep pore cleanse that helps to fade blemishes and scarring.
We hope you enjoyed reading and will remember these tips to avoid acne.
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more 🌸