There are a lot of adult acne skin care products available to you but which do you choose? NONE! The reason I say this is because the best way to care for your skin is by using things that you can find at your local store or already in your home.
Most acne products available are too harsh for your delicate skin. Treating your skin harshly will lead to an increase in sebum production which ultimately results in more acne. The best and simplest solution and care you can give your skin is to use as little as possible. Here are 3 tips to help you:
1. Use a mild cleanser or just water to wash your face.
You don’t want to use anything too harsh on your face. If you use something too harsh it will irritate and dry your skin. This will trigger the bacteria on your skin to produce more sebum to undo this. When your sebum canals are blocked you get an accumulation of sebum which also irritates the skin and this increases sebum production even further. It is when they are blocked that the bacteria can cause inflammation. So adding a harsh cleanser to your skin care routine will just exacerbate your acne problems.
2. Don’t use moisturizer.
Traditional moisturizers contain chemicals that attract water. This leads you to retain water in your skin and thus causes sebum canals to pinch off (acne). This is exactly what you want to avoid!
3. Use Oil Instead.
To protect your skin from dehydration and flaking use an oil instead of moisturizer. This is much more effective. All you need is a fingertip of oil – this is enough to spread over your entire face. I have had greatest success with walnut oil and recently coconut oil. I prefer coconut oil because it smells lovely. I bought some unprocessed coconut oil from eBay and have had great success with it.
If you want to do the best by your skin then the above is what you should do – not buy harsh chemicals/lotions that are advertised. These always advertise their products as curing your acne when they don’t. Be kind to your skin and you will have healthier skin for it. If you want to overcome acne then you need to do much more than skin care – you need to beat the underlying causes.
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