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6 Tips for Dealing With Acne From Someone Who Has Been There

Ugh. Acne.

Don’t get me started on how hard it is to deal with acne. Teasing, rude stares and embarrassment are really not exciting.

 

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition characterized by red pimples on the skin, especially on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. Basically it’s the oil glands getting angry and flaring up, and it ain’t pretty.

Here are some tips on dealing with acne.

 

1. Find out your skin type.

Knowing your skin type is great for working out what will and won’t work when it comes to skincare products. Research to find out, or ask your doctor. (I’ll come back to this later.)

 

2. Know your allergies.

When you’re allergic to nuts, you check to see if your snack has nuts in it, right? Well, it’s the same with skincare. I’m allergic to normal sunscreen, so I have to use sensitive/toddler sunscreen. I recently bought a new moisturizer with SPF 15+, forgetting that I’m allergic to the sunscreen in it, so now I’m sitting here writing this with a big reaction on my face. Moral of the story: Know your allergies.

 

3. Use the right skincare products.

Helpful skincare products for acne:

  • Cleanser – use morning and night, every day
  • Exfoliator – use twice a week
  • Moisturizer (light) – use morning and night, every day
  • Spot treatment – use when needed, maximum of twice a day
  • Face mask – use once or twice a week

 

Do not—I repeat, DO NOT—just walk into the drugstore and pick up the first moisturizer you see. Here are four things you should look for in a skincare product:

  1. It suits your skin type.
  2. It doesn’t contain anything you’re allergic to, or toxic ingredients. (Find out more here.)
  3. It has an affordable price.
  4. Stick with ONE brand, because the products will then be formulated to work together in the war to defeat acne.

 

Some brands to try, and one to avoid:

  • TRY: Simple; Formula 10.0.6 (amazing brand, affordable and it works, too); Neutrogena.
  • AVOID: Proactiv. This is the brand I tell everyone to avoid. Very harsh chemicals. People say it works, but the chemicals can kill.

 

4. Stick to a routine.

The best tip I can give you is to persist. Stick to your routine. Use the tips above, and create your own. Make a poster with your routine on it, and stick it someplace where you will see it. Mark it on a calendar…do it however you want!

 

5. Look at your diet.

Your diet actually affects your skin. A couple of things to avoid are:

  • Dairy – can cause inflammation. AVOID!
  • Gluten
  • Sugar

Also, be sure to drink lots of water.

 

6. Don’t squeeze!

This is pretty straightforward. DON’T SQUEEZE PIMPLES AT ALL! It will leave you with red scars. Ugh.

 

Hope these skincare tips help! If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll try to get back to you.

Thanks for reading, my lovelies! Stay faithful!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Ria

    Posted by Ria on May 28, 2016 at 00:12

    Whew all the acne

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by Mackenzie.Martin on May 14, 2016 at 14:06

    Thanks for these tips. I don’t have a ton of acne but I do have it in my T-Zone most often. I have been using Clean and Clear for about 1-2 years now but just recently go into a daily routine. I have seen a little improvement but am trying to be patient and let the medicine work. This gave me motivation to keep being patient and waiting for it all to work out. Thanks, and also currently reading your book and love!!!!!

  3. SweetAndChic

    Posted by SweetAndChic on March 17, 2016 at 08:08

    I use Acne Free and it has really helped. I use the cleanser, the toner, and the lotion. I only use the toner at night because otherwise, it dries out my skin. My mom found it at Kroger’s and she doesn’t like to buy really expensive stuff, so it’s not expensive.

  4. Rebekah@MoreRadiance

    Posted by Rebekah@MoreRadiance on February 23, 2016 at 05:48

    Thanks for these tips! I struggle with mild acne and I haven been doing a lot of research trying to improve my skin. I think my acne is mainly caused by a hormone imbalance. Some of the things I want to try to help my skin would be: cleaning up my diet, taking probiotics, using tea tree oil and argan oil topically, and also cleaning my makeup brushes more often. I also trying to find all natural makeup to use… which is kind of tricky.
    Rebekah
    http://www.moreradiance.com

  5. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on February 19, 2016 at 12:41

    How do I discover what kind of skin type I have or if I’m allergic to any products or ingredients?

  6. ProverbsChica

    Posted by ProverbsChica on February 17, 2016 at 14:27

    Good advice! I’ve also heard http://www.itcosmetics.com/face is a really good brand! 😀