Understanding acne prone skin:
Blackheads result when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells to slowly drain to the surface of the face. A blackhead tends to be a stable structure and can often take a long time to clear. The best skincare for acne prone individuals is key to clearing acne.
Skincare for Acne
Finding a good cleanser, toner, and moisturizer is the first step to a great home care regime. Many times people assume that because they have acne, removing the oil with an alcohol-based product will cure them. Actually, that does more damage to the face by drying the skin and eventually killing various layers of the skin that cause damage to the elastin and collagen layers. Instead, we want to preserve our natural elastin and collagen for a continued youthful look. Using a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer morning and night is the first step in combating acneic skin. If one sweats a lot through working out (or just living in Arizona through the summer months for instance) adding this two-minute process will help as well. If you find that getting in the routine of cleansing the face twice a day isn’t enough, purchasing an extra bottle of toner for the workout bag and spritzing your face after a workout will do wonders.