Treating acne is simple but it isn’t easy. Despite this fact, so many people struggle with getting their acne or breakouts under control and it is getting worse.
With the increase of pollution, poor diet and stress more and more people are developing acne even as adults. In the past acne was seen as a problem for teenagers and young adults but people in their 30s and 40s are struggling.
With that struggle comes desperation. The desperation leads to being taken advantage of by quacks or trying remedies that are harmful and do nothing to help the skin.
This post will help you first identify the most common mistake you are making and illustrate the steps you need to take to control your acne.
What are the most common mistakes and why?
If you landed on this page, you probably got here because you searched for if skineal or Funbact-A treats acne. I can tell you with complete certainty THEY DO NOT. Both of those products contain ingredients that are damaging to the skin long term, and you can read about the damage they can cause to your skin here.
If lemon or lime or any of those concoctions worked there would be no skincare products because everyone would have great skin. But they don’t work which is why your skin is still in shambles.
Inconsistency and treating your skin like an afterthought
You will not get any results if you don’t take care of your skin consistently. Using skincare once in while will not clear your skin it needs consistency.
If you want to learn more about those mistakes I have a FREE VIDEO HERE
How to clear your breakouts
We have talked about the mistake you have made with your skin and some of the products that don’t work let’s talk about how to get started to clear your breakouts.
1. Understand your skin
Some skin types are acne-prone while others are not. There is nothing you can do about that it’s like height, so if you have oily or acne-prone skin you need to know how to keep your skin in balance, so you don’t break out.
The other thing you need to know is that it is permanent. This means that you will always need to use specific types of products to ensure your skin doesn’t break out and if you stop just like snapping your fingers your breakouts will be back again. So, if anyone selling you a product that ‘’cures’’ it’s permanently or something that you need to use a few times.
2. Choose the right ingredients
There is no magic product.
This is the part that is most difficult to accept. That there isn’t one product that will clear their skin, sorry to tell you but you need a skincare ROUTINE with the right combination of products to do that.
What makes a product ‘’right’’ for your skin are the ingredients they contain, and acne-prone skin needs very specific ingredients.
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Salicylic acid (BHA)
- Retinol – Adapalene
These are the top 3 ingredients you should look for in the products you use to keep your acne in check. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are usually found in your face washes, toners, or creams while retinol is usually in your cream form.
3. Put the right products together
The first thing you need to know is there are some basics in a skincare routine as illustrated above. Some of these are not negotiable and you can read about the reason why HERE.
Your goal is to ensure that you have some of the ingredients mentioned above in your skincare products so that they can do the job of clearing your breakouts.
So where exactly in your routine should you include these items
- Cleanser – this is a really important step, and your facewash should contain either Benzoyl peroxide or Salicylic acid that way your skin is prepped for the other products that are coming.
- Toner -while this is optional if you have acne this is another place to include an acne treatment product. A salicylic acid toner is a great way to start and you can use this 3 times a week (no more! ) to get rid of your breakouts
- Treatment – this is optional as well but with acne, you can choose to include either a benzoyl peroxide cream or retinol cream. Again, not more than 3 times a week or just on your spots.
- Moisturizer – while you may be tempted to skip this don’t, you need a light oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin healthy
- Sunscreen – use this only during the day to prevent your dark spots from getting darker.
That is, it is how you can treat or manage your breakouts. It is not by using harmful or potentially damaging products on your skin, it’s by using the right skincare products consistently and you will notice results in 4- 6 weeks.
If you are wondering what specific products you can get to start treating your breakouts I have you covered, in my book BANISH BREAKOUTS give you actual product recommendations for each of these ingredients I mentioned.
That’s not all I also include a list of vendors where you can get them based on your location.
Want to learn more click this link.
The book is only N3,999 and it gives you a step-by-step guide on how to choose and use the products to clear your skin. Don’t just listen to what I have to say about it check out the reviews here and get your copy.
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