Pimples, blackheads, oily T zone and pigmentation spots are the biggest bane of acne sufferers. If you’re one of them, you should be aware of the right skincare routine. Check the acne skin care schedule and find out how acne comes into being.
Acne – how do pimples and pigmentation spots come into being?
The skin of face, neck, chest, shoulders and back is mostly affected by acne. Why do most pimples appear in this area? Lots of sebaceous glands are located there. When their outlets are clogged by sebum, dead cells and impurities, you get pimples which may turn into inflammation. After being infected by bacteria settling on the skin, the inflammation turns into white zits. The next stage is a large, painful bump located in the dermis. Even if it heals, it leaves a scar.
How to care for acne skin?
- Cleansing. Acne-prone skin needs the removal of the sebum excess. However, you cannot use dehydrating alcohol-based products which could lead to intensified sebum secretion and acne breakouts. You must purify the skin in the morning and evening.
- Toning. It is a key stage of acne skin care. A toner brings back the pH and rebuilds the natural bacterial flora. Toners usually contain acids, plant extracts, vitamins and essential oils. They facilitate the absorption of active substances of other products. You use toners in the morning and evening immediately after cleaning.
- A basic product. It is a cream for acne skin which delivers versatile benefits: controls the function of sebum glands, removes dead skin cells and purifies the skin pores. Such a cream should be rich in retinoids (vitamin A derivative), Salicylic, Azelaic, Glycolic, Citric and Pyruvic Acids, group B vitamins, vitamins PP, H, A, E, zinc, plant-derived substances (horsetail, rosemary, thyme).