Amelia Maysun (Cosmetic Scientist and Founder of Shop Amelia Maysun) has returned for the final edition of her skincare series with us. This post is all about acne! Check out her amazing tips below!
What can be used for acne?
A gentle, water-soluble cleanser that you use morning and evening is great for managing acne. Removing excess oil and debris from skin creates a clean canvas for applying anti-acne products.
Use a leave on exfoliant containing salicylic acid (BHA). BHA is oil soluble and can exfoliate deep down into pores to help unclog them, it also has natural calming properties to soothe reddened skin.
Benzoyl Peroxide is considered the most effective over-the-counter choice for a topical antibacterial agent in the treatment of acne, and for good reason. It immediately targets the source of breakouts, leading to quicker relief.
An SPF 30 or higher! Sunscreen can be the last thing you think about when you have an acne breakout, but it’s so important that you apply it every day. Unprotected sun exposure damages every aspect of skin, often causing post acne red marks to linger even after your skin has cleared up.
NOTE: If you don’t see any improvement after four to six weeks, please ensure you see a doctor who can prescribe topical and oral medications that can work with your skincare routine to help with severe acne.
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