14 September 2016
A beauty editor’s guide to Acne treatments
We all suffer from the occasional breakout – with some unlucky enough to experience Adult Acne. The good news is that there are ways to treat your unwanted pimples. Here’s the expert advice from beauty editors over at Allure.com.
- Stop over-cleansing!
It can be tempting to cleanse more regularly than usual if you’re suffering from Acne – with many opting for harsh cleansers containing skin-drying glycolic and salicylic acid. While these ingredients are useful for banishing those blemishes, it’s important to avoid overusing them to prevent your skin from drying out too much, leading to further breakouts.
- Keep your skin hydrated
You may think that you need to skip moisturiser to reduce your spots but in actual fact it’s important to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. Drink up to eight glasses of water a day and moisturise daily to keep your spots at bay.
- Ice can help to calm redness
New York City-based Dermatologist Rachel Nazarian recommends holding an ice cube against your spots for a few seconds a day to reduce redness and inflammation. Try it yourself at home today – the ice will help your blood vessels to constrict, which means any redness will reduce.
- Pay attention to your lifestyle
Digital Director for Allure.com, Simone Oliver says: “I always make sure to clean my makeup brushes every two months or so, and I pay close attention to my stress levels if I’m seeing excess oil surface.”
- Diet can make a difference
For some Acne sufferers, making minimal changes to their diet is enough to significantly reduce the number of unwanted breakouts. It’s worth keeping a food diary over six weeks to see if you can spot a pattern emerging between the food you eat and new spots emerging.
Have you got any more solutions for treating Acne? Send us a tweet with your best tips.
Image credit: Ocskay Bence/ Shutterstock.com