Following a skincare regimen can get tedious. If you want to see results, you have to commit to it every day. This doesn’t make it any easier for people with acne-prone skin as their skin type requires more attention and care. So what’s a busy person like you to do?
A Simple Anti-Acne Checklist
There’s no harm in sticking to a simple routine. If a minimalist skincare routine is your regimen of choice, just stick to the key products and your skin will be fine. Even with just these essentials, you can still achieve a well-rounded anti-acne routine.
1. A Gentle Daily Cleanser
Proper cleansing is important, especially since excess oil, dirt, and grime are among the major contributors to acne breakouts. The moment you step outside your house, your skin takes a major beating. Your daily routine can expose you to a variety of environmental pollutants. Make sure to remove all that build-up sitting on your face at the end of the day.
However, use something that is gentle to your skin. Avoid using cleansers that will strip off your skin’s natural oils. Better yet, go for something that will work to balance oil production such as TreeActiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Cleanser. It’s blended with Peppermint Essential Oil, which is known to help regulate sebum production and keep acne at bay.
2. A Hydrating Moisturizer
Nothing good can ever result from having dehydrated skin. Dehydration can either leave your skin dry and flaky or cause your sebaceous glands to overproduce oil. That’s bad news even if you don’t have acne-prone skin. The truth is, you can skip the fancy serums and facials as long as you make sure to moisturize your skin regularly with a product that’s suitable for your skin type.
When your skin is well-hydrated and moisturized, you strengthen your skin’s natural barrier. Apart from helping to ward off unwanted pimple-causing bacteria, a good moisturizer can keep your skin plump and youthful. TreeActiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Cream is a good everyday moisturizer for people with acne-prone skin. It contains natural antiseptic ingredients such as Spearmint and Peppermint Water as well as nourishing ingredients like Grapeseed Essential Oil and Jojoba Oil.
3. A Weekly Exfoliating Scrub
Exfoliation can do wonders for your skin. It helps prevent breakouts by removing deep-seated dirt that may clog the pores. It also helps lighten hyperpigmentation by promoting faster cell turnover or skin renewal. Whatever skin type you have, exfoliation is a good step to add to your regular skincare regimen. Doing it once or twice a week should be enough -- over-exfoliation may strip away natural oils and expose premature underlying skin.
There are various types of exfoliating scrubs in the market. Choose one that’s not too abrasive to avoid irritation. If you don’t want to spend too much time on exfoliating, TreeActiv’s Face Exfoliating Acne Scrub Pads are perfect for you. These pads are easy to use. All you need is a few minutes, twice each week for these pads to work. They are also gentle for sensitive skin and are effective in sloughing off impurities to prevent further breakouts.
4. A Daily Sunscreen
If you are using anti-acne treatments or medications, your skin becomes more vulnerable to the harsh effects of the sun. Keep your skin protected by using a light everyday sunscreen that provides ample protection. Go for something that has at least SPF 30 such as the TreeActiv Safflower Oleosomes Daily Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen. Even on cloudy days, you can still be at risk of sun exposure, so wear sunscreen no matter the season or weather.
5. Bonus: An Anti-Acne Spot Treatment
This is something you may not need to use everyday, but just when the situation calls for it. Sometimes, breakouts can occur despite your best efforts in cleaning and moisturizing your skin. The thing with acne is that they may be triggered by internal causes such as hormonal and diet changes.
When an unexpected pimple pops out from nowhere, an acne spot treatment will come in very handy. TreeActiv’s Invisible Acne Spot Treatment will make a great addition to your skincare collection for days when you need to get rid of a pimple fast! It works under makeup since it goes on clear, is absorbed fast, and doesn’t leave any residue.
You can add more products as you wish on days when you feel like your skin needs more. The most important rule to remember is to always choose products that are suitable for your skin type. Using more products doesn’t always mean faster or better results.
Don’t stress or overthink it. As long as you have the basics covered, you’ll be okay. Besides, using too many products may irritate your skin or cause the ingredients to counteract or cancel out each other’s benefits. A good skin care regimen should keep your skin clean, well-moisturized, and protected from the sun.