Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. While oily skin and acne-prone skin may seem like a cosmetic issue, severe acne can have a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and quality of life. Many people turn to expensive acne skincare, treatments and medications to treat acne breakouts, such as topical retinoids or benzoyl peroxide but often overlook the basics of a good simple skin care routine. In this Bangn blog, we'll explore how a simple, but super effective hydrating cleanser, gentle scrub and light-weight moisturiser can help with acne and prevent future breakouts:
The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse the skin. A good cleanser will help to remove dirt, facial oils, and makeup from the skin's surface, preventing clogged pores and reducing the risk of breakouts and acne scars. When it comes to treating acne-prone skin, it's essential to choose acne treatment products like a gentle cleanser that won't strip the skin of its natural oils. Look for a cleanser that is free from harsh chemicals and fragrances, as these can irritate the skin, make acne worse and cause more stubborn blemishes. Our Hydrating facial cleanser can effectively erase impurities, makeup, dirt, and SPF from your skin's surface and beyond in minutes. Formulated with advanced silk touch technology and antioxidant-rich extracts to purify pores, it can calm inflammation, banish breakouts, and reduce redness, leaving your skin with a soft, bright, and glowing complexion.
Exfoliating the skin with a scrub can help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, which can lead to fewer breakouts. However, it's important to use a gentle scrub that won't cause irritation or damage to the skin. Our Smooth skin scrub is formulated with a combination of kaolin white clay, pineapple fruit extract, sustainably sourced bamboo powder, green coffee bean extract and arabica coffee seeds. It's the perfect balance to gently remove dead skin cells, and reduce blocked pores while boosting moisture back into the skin.
Many people with acne-prone skin make the mistake of skipping moisturiser, thinking that it will create excess oil on the skin. However, skipping moisturiser can actually lead to dry skin, which can cause the skin to produce even more oil, leading to more breakouts. A good moisturiser will help to keep the skin hydrated, which can prevent dry skin and flakiness. Look for a moisturiser that is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores, and choose one that is lightweight and oil-free. Our Firming lotion (also available in Fragrance free) is rich in shea butter, pineapple fruit oil, and green coffee bean extract from Byron Bay, our Firming Lotion rebuilds elasticity and works to renew skin cells, leaving you with a smooth, soft and glowing complexion.
In addition to a simple cleanser, scrub, and moisturiser, there are a few other things you can do to help with acne:
- Don't over-wash your face. Washing your face too often can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Stick to washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night with a gentle cleanser.
- Avoid touching your face. Touching your face can transfer bacteria and oil from your hands to your face, leading to breakouts.
- Use non-comedogenic makeup. If you wear makeup, choose products that are labeled non-comedogenic, meaning that they won't clog pores.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can help to flush toxins from the body and keep the skin hydrated.
- Change your pillowcase frequently to avoid bacteria being transferred to the skin
While there are many expensive treatments and medications available for hormonal acne, sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective. By following a simple skincare routine that includes a hydrating cleanser, gentle scrub, and lightweight moisturiser, you can help to keep your skin healthy and acne-free. Remember to be gentle with your skin, avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives in your exfoliants, and stay consistent with your routine for the best results.
Always remember how beautiful you are, and to be extra kind to yourself.