June is Acne Awareness Month. For many people, acne is something they're aware of all the time. Acne can present a tricky problem. Many acne sufferers have the experience of buying scrubs, cleansers, and blemish treatments, only to find that they make the situation worse instead of better.
Acne Skin Care Basics
If you're wondering how to get rid of acne, the first step is to determine what kind of acne you have. Acne falls into two general categories: inflammatory and non-inflammatory.
1: Inflammatory acne
This type of acne is characterized by redness and a raised or swollen appearance. In most people, inflammatory acne will manifest as pustules or papules. Pustules are small bumps that contain pus while papules are raised bumps without pus. In more severe cases, nodules and even cysts can appear. Nodules and cysts feel as if they're located deep under the skin and are larger than typical blemishes. They may be quite painful.
2: Non-inflammatory acne
This is any acne that doesn't involve inflammation, such as whiteheads or blackheads (comedones).
How to Get Rid of Oily Skin
Many people assume that to get rid of acne, you need to get rid of oily skin. It seems intuitive: excess oil is associated with acne, therefore getting rid of the oil should clear up the condition. This is not true. Removing the oil can lead to dryness and irritation, both of which are also associated with acne. Stripping the oil from your skin can also cause it to produce additional oil, potentially making the situation worse.
Instead, you need to use appropriate skincare methods that gently remove dirt and debris without disrupting the skin's natural oil balance. Anytime you use a product that makes your skin feel taught and dry after using it, is probably too harsh for your skin and will throw off your skin’s natural pH and oil production.
Our Don’t Miss A Spot! Propolis Cleansing Foam gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin without over-drying the skin. Additionally, Propolis is a natural antiseptic and helps to heal acne spots while also moisturizing them.
Choosing Products for Oily Skin
Anything you use with oily skin needs to be lightweight and easily absorbed. If you suffer from acne, you've probably tried harsh products that are full of chemicals. It's better for your skin if you use products with natural antiseptic properties, such as products containing Propolis. Propolis is excellent for both non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne, as it kills germs without harming the skin. Propolis is also a natural anti-inflammatory, reducing the red and raised appearance of acne.
Skin Care Tips for Oily Skin
Skincare for oily acne-prone skin requires a light touch. It can be tempting to reach for scrubs and exfoliating pads for your oily skin. This is a bad idea, though. Instead, wash your skin gently with Don’t Miss A Spot! Propolis Cleansing Foam using your hands or soft clean cotton pads. After washing, pat your skin dry with a towel.
Then apply 911 Pro Gel Instant Relief with Propolis to any troublesome spots or active acne. Everything that touches your face should be clean and free from irritants.
Make an effort to avoid touching your face other than when you wash or apply skin products. Use light, non-comedogenic cosmetics, and be sure to remove them completely before bed.
It would help if you cleansed your face after exercising or any other activity that makes you perspire.
Although the right skincare regimen is essential for oily skin, it's also important to get a healthy diet, regular exercise, and plenty of rest. Drink lots of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.