If you have acne-prone skin, the myriad of skincare options available on the market that claim to be acne treatment products can seem endless and overwhelming. However, caring for your skin does not have to be such a daunting process!
Instead of a 10-step skincare routine which can be excessive, a simplified daily regimen paired with the right acne treatment products encourages better and faster results.
Here is the ultimate skincare routine for acne-prone skin, using MD Dermatics products that combine the best of dermatological science and natural ingredients to help you give your skin a much-needed boost.
Read on to find out more!
It is recommended that you cleanse your face twice a day to remove any gunk and overproduction of sebum that can cause acne to form. But this is not the only thing to take note of – make sure you gently rub the product on your skin for 60 seconds too so that the ingredients in the cleanser actually work.
Another tip is to look out for cleansers containing salicylic acid, a common acne-fighting ingredient that can penetrate the skin to dissolve dead skin cells and prevent future breakouts. Consider getting the MD Dermatics Acne Cleansing Gel which helps to clear up clogged sebaceous follicles while removing impurities, dirt and excess oil.
Next, toning after cleansing is a necessary step that removes all traces of remaining makeup, dirt and sebum to ensure a clean canvas for the rest of your skincare products. It also rebalances the pH level of your skin to protect its barrier.
If you have oily and acne-prone skin, stay away from toners that contain alcohol as they can be too drying (causing more sebum production) and harsh (on acne wounds). The MD Dermatics Pore Refiner is a good option as it is a clarifying toner enhanced with gentle salicylic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells on the surface and unclog pores without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
3. Spot treat
Spot treating is a great way to target specific acne to reduce redness, swelling and pain without drying out other areas of your face. It involves applying a product containing common active ingredients such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to a zit so that it dries out the pimple and kills bacteria at the same time.
This step is perfect for zeroing in on acne bumps so look out for acne treatment products containing any of these acne-fighting ingredients for optimal results.
Yes, you need to moisturise even if you have oily and acne-prone skin! Applying a lightweight moisturiser allows the lipids and fats to help your skin retain moisture and create a strong skin barrier. This sets the foundation for clearer and healthier skin in the long run.
Take note of using moisturisers that are non-comedogenic, which means they are less likely to clog pores and contribute to the formation of acne. The MD Dermatics Blemish Control Gel might just be what you are looking for – it is soothing and hydrating on the skin yet regulates oil production to keep acne at bay.
5. Apply sunscreen
Apply a generous amount of sunscreen in the morning as the final step to wrap up your skincare regimen. Adequate UV protection is vital to reduce your skin’s exposure to free radicals that can worsen acne, protect it from skin damage that can cause discolouration and scarring, and prevent premature skin ageing like fine lines and wrinkles.
Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is recommended and it will be even more effective when reapplied every two hours, if possible. Try the MD Dermatics Sun Protection Complex SPF45 SP that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, and is suitable for acne-prone skin as it is non-comedogenic and antimicrobial.
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Indulgence Beauty carries a wide range of authentic MD Dermatics products in Singapore that you can choose from to meet your skincare needs.
Grab the recommended products for acne-prone skin or explore a variety of other options today to start transforming your skin.