Skincare Tips & Advice
The perfect routine for acne prone or breakout skins
Acne and breakouts are skin concerns that most affect self-esteem and require specific care to improve its appearance.
Acne is caused when the excess of oil produced combined to dead skin cells sitting on the top of the skin end up clogging pores, causing inflammation. It is important to mention that there are different acne severity levels, but the good news is that all of them can be treated.
Acne can also be consequential of hormonal changes with the rise of certain hormones, triggering high sebum production, changing skin cell activity causing inflammation.
We will cover some changes of the habits that should be acquired for the ones trying to solve these skin concerns also some of the appropriate skincare products to help in this matter.
Let’s start by how you cleanse your skin. Cleansers with a gel or foam texture will be more suited to treat this issue, especially the ones with active ingredients that would help to regularly exfoliate gently dead skin cells and unclog pores.
Our recommendations from Cosmology cleansers are the Purifying Charcoal Cleanser and the Resurfacing Gel Cleanser.
Drink plenty of water to hydrate your whole body and consequently your skin, the largest organ of the body. Besides hydration, it helps to cleanse the toxins of your body through flushing them out, avoiding them to be raised (pushed) to the surface of your skin.
Active ingredients can work directly on the problem, calming inflammation, clearing skin complexion from bacteria, dirt, excessive oil, make-up and other substances, also correcting skin texture. Some of the best ingredients in this case are AHA, BHA, Vitamin A and Vitamin B and they can be found in many products but mostly in serums.
Cosmology created great serums enriched with these ingredients as the Active A, Purifying Serum, Anti-Inflammatory Serum and the Active B Serum.
A fact less commented to help acne treatments is that pillowcases can be a breeding ground for bacteria. To avoid this from happening making your acne more severe and constant, remember to wash your pillowcases weekly.
Rich textures can be too much for people facing this issue, so the appropriate choice for this skin concern is a light and more fluid, which will be easier to be absorbed, avoiding the product to be left sitting on the top of the skin.
Cosmology has a great option of moisturiser with Hyaluronic Acid in a light texture, the Daily Moisturiser.
Your diet is really important as the digestive system has a great impact on the skin, especially when is not working properly. Berries, fish and dark leafy greens should be included in your regular food consumption. Supplements as oil fish can also help to reduce with inflammation.
For a new skin to be produced it is mandatory to create the habit of exfoliating weekly, removing dead skin cells and clearing pores, allowing the following products of your skincare routine to be really absorbed and getting the most out of your skincare.
Cosmology developed an exfoliant with AHA and another one with BHA that will make the difference to your skin texture. Cosmology’s exfoliating serums are the Resurfacing Serum and the Anti-Inflammatory Serum.
LED lights are great to add onto skin treatments, and the most recommended light for acne is the blue LED. The blue LED is the light that is targeted for congestion and that can help kill the bacteria to then calm inflammation. Your beauty therapist can give more information about some other treatments available to help you with that matter.
*If your acne is chronicle, we strongly recommend looking for a specialist, as there is medication to treat serious causes that only a doctor will be able to evaluate.