Acne Skincare Routine | Complete Acne Care | Skin Solution 1O1

After so many years of suffering from acne problems, I’m writing this article with a lot of experience. A devoted skin care routine is essential and it is obligatory to follow some rules when prone to acne or breakouts. In this article, you are going to be informed about acne and a decent skincare routine for acne.



1. What acne means
2. Types of acne
3. What acne cause
4. How to take care of acne breakouts
5. Some bad habits to avoid getting acne



Acne is a long-term disorder of the skin. It is a common skin condition that happens when hair follicles under the skin become clogged by sebum and dead skin cells, which leads to breakouts. Most often breakouts appear on the face as well as the chest, back, arms, and bump. Skin has a Sebaceous oil gland near the surface of your skin which connects with hair follicles. The sebaceous gland releases sebum which lubricates the hair on top of the skin and keeps the skin from drying out. In the case of acne, the Sebaceous gland produces excessive sebum which mixes with dead skin cells and both elements stick together in the hair follicle and gradually it takes the form of acne. For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties, but some people continue to have acne problems in their forties and fifties. 



The easiest way to recognize acne is to divide it into two categories, inflammatory and noninflammatory. 



Inflamed acne includes swelling, redness, some robust appearance, and pores that are deeply clogged by sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It eventuates deeper within the skin and it causes pain also. A person with inflamed acne can have smaller red pimples or deeper red acne with pus. This can vary from papules and pustules to more extreme nodules and cysts. Papules are small red bumps, while pustules are small bumps that contain pus. A nodule is a lump, that develops abnormal tissue underneath the skin surface. They can also grow deeper into the skin tissues or in any internal organ such as armpits, head and neck state, groin, lungs, etc. Mostly nodules disappear on their own or stay the same. If you feel a small nodule that grows faster, it could indicate some serious. In general a growth of lump that may be malignant (cancer) or cordial (not cancer). If you tend to feel something like that, I would highly recommend to consult with a doctor. Cyst acne is the most severe type of acne. The cyst looks like boils on the skin. A large pus-filled white bump. These are often painful and more likely to be scarring. Cyst acne is not dangerous on its own but it can be infected if you try to squeeze it out. Better to consult with a dermatologist. 





Noninflammatory acne refers to clogged pores that appear as blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads are some black sort of appearance on flat skin surfaces, and whiteheads are small skin-colored bumps. 



The three main causes of acne are excess sebum production, hair follicles clogged by sebum oil and dead skin cells, and bacteria. Despite these things, certain reasons such as hormonal changes, menopause, puberty, diet, stress, periods, pregnancy, and certain medications like steroids, lithium, etc can deteriorate acne. Family history if one or both parents had acne, your risk of acne is high. 




Cleanse your face gently

Always clean your skin with gentle pressure, no need to rub roughly. choose a gentle cleanser on the day, on the other hand, use a salicylic acid base cleanser or a benzoyl peroxide base cleanser at night. Please be sure your cleanser is paraben, sulphate, and fragrance-free. 


Tone your skin

Do not forget to use a toner both day and night, for the sake of the health of your skin, cause a toner maintains the PH level of your skin to keep it supple, nourished, and hydrated. Your toner must be alcohol-free.


Treat your acne overnight

This is a very crucial part of acne skin care. Choosing the right serum can make your acne go away. If you have small bumps, blackheads, or whiteheads, go for 2% salicylic acid, but if you are having issues with acne use adapalene (0.1 %), benzoyl peroxide base cream 2.5%, make sure strength is 2.5 cent, anything more than these percentage 0.1 % to 2.5 % can irritate your skin. Also, 1% clindamycin gel is effective on stubborn acne. Keep in mind that use this product only when you are at home. Do not go outside under the sun after using benzoyl peroxide cream, adapalene, clindamycin, and salicylic acid. UV radiation can make your skin burn and photosensitive, which can lead to other skin diseases such as hyperpigmentation or sun damage.


Feed moisture to your skin

Using too much amount of moisturizer can cause your skin breakouts. Your skin absorbs what it needs so do not use too much moisturiser.  And add a non-comedogenic moisturizer into your skincare routine.


Exfoliate once a week

Exfoliation won’t get rid of the acne scar completely but they can make a difference with the mild scarring by resurfacing the skin barrier, lessen spots, and patches and smoother the appearance. It removes the outer damaged layer or epidermis layer of skin. It is better to use a chemical exfoliator than physical scrub to exfoliate your skin, while you are dealing with acne pimples. If your acne is mild or not, exfoliation will make your skin smooth, soften, and brighten. Start using AHA chemical peel or glycolic acid peel once a week. It breaks the bond between the outer layer of skin cells, including the dead skin cells, and the next skin cell layer. It also helps to reduce breakouts by keeping pores away from becoming clogged by sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Make sure you are using chemical peel at PM (evening) after cleanser. Do not use chemical exfoliators more than twice a week.


Use sunscreen 

UV radiation can make your acne problem worse. Thus a broad-spectrum, non-comedogenic, mineral sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher is highly recommended for acne-prone skin. And reapply every 2 hours.



     Do not wash your skin too often

     Do not scrub your skin with a physical scrub

     Do not pop or squeeze your acne

     Do not over-exfoliate

     Do not touch your face without washing your hands

     Do not change your acne medication constantly

     Do not eat too much junk food, oily food, sugary products and soft drink

     Do not sleep with makeup

     Do not use the wrong products

     Do not go outside without sunscreen in the time as well as in the evening








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