You go to bed hopeful that the little red bump on your skin would be magically erased the next morning.
You wake up in the morning only to find that the red bump had doubled in size and now looks more inflamed than ever.
Your confidence plummets, you give an exasperated sigh and you go into a google frenzy to fix this brand-new offensive pimple.
The number of people dealing with acne skin conditions globally is staggering. And it is a big thing. Acne doesn’t just affects our physical condition, but also how we see and feel about ourselves.
It’s not an easy journey to clear skin but there is hope at the end of the tunnel!
To help you emerge victorious in your fight against acne, we put together an all-you-need-to-know infographic below to assure you that you are not alone and with the right skin care know-hows, clear skin is not afar off!
Surprising Acne Facts
How To Deal With Acne
Studies show that facial washing with a mild cleanser helps reduce inflammatory acne when done twice daily.
Select cleansers that do not dry out the skin or leave your skin feeling tight. This applies to oily skin types too!
Hydrate & Moisturise
Not hydrating can cause excessive oil production leading to clogged pores. Start with a lightweight moisturiser.
Spot treat if you only have acne on certain parts of your face.
Apply oil control solutions like DR’s Secret Spot Serum 8 over the face if you have oily skin.
Common actives helpful against acne: benzoyl peroxide, AHAs, salicylic acid, tea tree oil.
Apply your SPF diligently to prevent acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Antioxidants & Anti-inflammatory Foods
On top of topical solutions, work on a healthier body by including more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. This can come in the form of antioxidant-rich foods such as tomato, kale, avocado, green tea or fish oil, zinc and glutathione supplements.
This may be a challenge if you are used to cover up but allowing your skin to breathe allows it to heal and recover more quickly. Lessening contact with makeup substances will also reduce the risks of clogged pores and inflammation.
With a commitment to good skin care routines and healthy lifestyle habits, clear, spotless skin is not afar off!