If you’ve been a victim of the diabolical acne, you would know that it is caused by the excess oil in skin. Therefore, to control the sebum production and zap excess oil, acne treating topical agents like creams and gels are formulated with benzoyl peroxide which does a stellar job in making your oily skin a little drier. But sadly, this dried out skin becomes sensitive and prone to inflammation and flakiness. Also, the antibiotics you take for acne also contribute to skin sensitivity.
But it doesn’t mean you need to throw away your acne creams and meds and live with pesky acne all your life. Swear by these simple steps to take care of your skin while you go through the treatment.
- Only on clean slate
- Apply acne cream only on the affected area
- Swear by an Oil-free moisturiser
- Not without a sunscreen
- Always keep your face clean
Only on clean slate
Before your reach for your acne treating creams, wash your face with a cleanser specific for oily and sensitive skin. We recommend the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash that is free of soap and harsh chemicals.
Apply acne cream only on the affected area
To make sure you don’t dry out your skin unnecessarily, don’t apply the gel or cream on the unaffected skin. Take the needed amount and apply it only on the acne so it can only target the zit.
Swear by an Oil-free moisturiser
It’s obvious you’d need to hydrate your skin all day as the acne treatment leaves your skin patchy and dry. Use a lightweight noncomedogenic moisturiser like Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser for your hydration needs. It provides double hydration and is made for sensitive skin.
Not without a sunscreen
Acne treatment makes skin more sensitive to the sun and you can easily get sun burns. Don’t forget to deck your face with Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen every time your step out.
Always keep your face clean
It goes without saying—keeping your skin fresh and clean is the way to healthy skin. Carry Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes with you and get every bit of makeup, dirt and pollution off with Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water at the end of the day. Both are gentle and alcohol- and paraben-free.