Finding the perfect skincare routine for acne-prone skin can be frustrating especially since there can be numerous factors causing one’s acne. But the main cause of acne is when your sebaceous glands (that’s the oil-producing glands present in skin) overproduce oil. This sebum overproduction can lead to clogged pores that turn into blemishes and pimples. So, the best way to prevent acne is to manage your oily skin.We’re sharing the best skincare routine for people with acne-prone skin. Follow this skincare routine order and you’re well on your way to better skin.
Step 1: Cleanse
Most dermatologists will advise people with acne-prone skin to cleanse their face twice daily to prevent oil build-up. Be careful because using cleansers with harsh chemicals can trigger even more sebum production. Start your step-by-step skincare routine with a gentle cleanser and use gentle strokes to avoid further irritating your skin.
Step 2: Soothe
Astringent toners tend to dry out your skin and this may lead you into thinking that you’ve cut down the oil. Switch to an essence instead to soothe your acne-prone skin. An essence treats skin at a cellular level, helping brighten and clear your complexion from within.
The Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence is developed with the patented Pearl-Optics™ Technology that brightens skin. This essence seals in moisture for long-lasting hydration without feeling heavy or sticky. It can lighten dark spots and even out skin tone in just 4 weeks.
Step 3: Moisturize
A common misconception for those with oily, acne-prone skin is that they should skip the moisturizer in their step-by-step skincare routine. Even oily skin needs to be moisturized. Go for a cream that’s lightweight and oil-free. You need one that’s fast-absorbing so that the skin can breathe and not feel weighed down.
The Olay Regenerist Whip is an active moisturizer that is “light as air.” The formula is cream to liquid, so it is quickly absorbed by the skin and doesn’t feel like it’s clogging your pores. Created with powerful Niacinamide, the formula not only speeds up the renewal of skin cells to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it brightens the skin tone, too. It also doubles as a makeup primer, providing a smooth, shine-free, matte canvas.
Start your night skincare routine with these three simple steps and your acne prone skin will thank you for it.