If you are dealing with frequent breakouts, you need a skincare routine that will help combat this issue effectively. From choosing the correct cleanser to using non-comedogenic products, you have to go the extra mile to keep acne and oily skin under check.
But your daily skincare routine need not be complex to be effective. We have come up with a thorough skincare routine that is tailor-made for oily, acne-prone skin. Read on to find out what it is…
- Cleanse gently but thoroughly
- Never skip toning
- Use spot treatment
- Use an oil-free moisturiser
- Try oral acne treatments
Cleanse gently but thoroughly
According to Dr. O.P. Singh, “It is important to cleanse your face at least twice a day using a water-based cleanser”. Use a cleanser such as the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash that is specially meant for acne-prone skin as it will be gentler on your skin and won’t strip your skin off its natural oils.
Never skip toning
Toners help removing excess oil from the skin, while hydrating it and fighting blemishes. Use alcohol-free products as they tend to be gentler on the skin and do not irritate the skin.
Use spot treatment
Post the application of your toner, always apply some sort of an acne spot treatment. Always ensure that the medication has been completely absorbed into the skin before proceeding with the rest of your skincare routine.
Use an oil-free moisturiser
Although it sounds counter-intuitive to moisturise oily skin, it is an important step that you should not skip. Acne medications can dry out skin, leaving it thirsty for moisture. To reduce dry and peeling skin, apply a light moisturiser such as the Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser twice daily.
Try oral acne treatments
If you are suffering from acne, sometimes a skincare routine won’t be enough. Dr. Uttam Kumar Lenka suggests oral retinoid therapy and a few lifestyle alterations to keep acne at bay. Retinoid reduces the levels of acne causing bacteria in the skin and also helps prevent inflammation