Acne prone skin often means trying every possible remedy and an urge to reach for heavy duty foundation and concealer hoping to cover a multitude of flaws. At whelehans, we have compiled a list of 7 essential skincare tips to help acne prone skin.
- Wash your face: Do this twice daily morning and night. Our skin collects dirt, oil and other impurities that clog pores and cause acne breakouts. I recommend La Roche Posay's Effaclar® purifying cleansing gel. This powerful cleansing gel cleanses the skin while eliminating impurities and excess sebum, leaving the skin clean and fresh.
- Moisturise: Washing your skin is vital, but washing also eliminates natural oil. My top pick for an excellent all round moisturiser for blemish prone skin is La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo +®. This little gem not only moisturises but is clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes, unclog pores, control shine along with refining your pores. As if that all wasn't enough, it’s new active ingredient Procerad® fights the appearance of marks and scarring
- Targeted spot treatment: targeted treatments generally contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. They work by drying out the blemish to accelerate the healing process. Less is generally more with these treatments as they can be harsh on the skin.
- Avoid Picking: I know how tempting it can be, but avoid picking blemishes. Blemishes are full of bacteria and when you squeeze them, bacteria spreads and can seep into the next pore causing more breakouts. Your best bet is to just leave them alone.
- Choose the right products: With so many face washes, creams and lotions on the market, aim to pick a range of products specifically for acne prone skin. La Roche Posay® has an extensive range that rid your skin of blemishes but doesn’t dry out your skin.
- Eat well: The verdict is still out whether oily foods actually cause oily skin or acne but good food choices and a balanced diet will make your skin look better regardless of acne.
- Drink water: Water not only keeps your body hydrated but also keeps your skin hydrated and flushes out impurities including bacteria that cause blemishes.
Products mentioned in this article is available in Whelehans Pharmacy
Written by Trish Wallace, Beauty Consultant at Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar. For skincare and makeup tips and advice including free consultations, call in to Whelehans or call us at 04493 34591 or check www.whelehans.ie