Step 3 Home Care
A proper twice-daily home care routine is the key to combating acne. The right products are as essential as their correct usage, to customize a routine special for your skin and learn correct usage feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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There are two different routines for acne (in my opinion).
1. Teen Acne- for those 25 and under. This is broken down into male & female.
2. Adult Acne- for those 26 and older.
I suggest a basic skincare routine centered around 3 things. Cleanse, treat, protect. Product brand doesn't matter to me as much as meeting those three elements.
Cleanse should be a gentle but effective cleanser. For you teens I recommend a gentle foaming cleanser. I have a few favorites... Jan Marini BPO 2.5% cleanser, Tu'el purifying Cleanser, Sonya Dakar Mud Lavender wash, Nuetragena oil free acne wash. I also have some I don't like but won't mention... but I will say infomercial...YUCK!
Treat should be again a gentle and extremely efficient serum or lotion. I like Benzyol Peroxide. Used correctly it can really get deep into the follicle and clean out that P acne bacteria. With that said the best BPO on the market is Jan Marini 5% for girls 10% for males. To spot treat I love Sonya Dakar drying potion and Tu'el Clear-it (this works great for post waxing and ingrown hair also!) or Clean & Clear® Advantage ® acne spot treatment.
Protect. Sunscreen, SPF of 30
. Acne can scar and leave spot and sun damage on you face for years to come. So protect it now for beautiful skin later. And drink lots of water to help keep the cells clean and healthy!
- USE a harsh scrub, these rip and tear open the acne lesions and spread bacteria creating more breakouts. Once your acne breakouts are under control this will be a good product to add into your skin routine.
- Over dry the skin. This will not only cause dryness and flaking but could over produce oil to compensate for the dryness, creating more breakouts.
- Never, ever pick, squeeze or scratch your pimples, this will not only spread the infection, but cause scarring as well!
- Go out without Sunscreen.
I suggest a 6 step skincare routine. Cleanse, renew, resurface, treat, moisturize, protect.
- Cleanse... a gentle and effective cleanser... creamy or foaming will work for adults. If you tend to be dry stick to a cream or sorbet cleanser if you are VERY oil all over the face (not just T zone) move to a gel foaming cleanser. If you are a little of both you may want to use a gel cleanser in the AM and a creamy cleaner in the PM.
- Renew... your skin needs VITAMIN C. Any form any brand. Think of this step as your skin's daily dose of vitamins.
- Resurface... I like a nice salicylic acid and or glycolic acid here. Try Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear lotion or cream.
- Treat... Again I like something with salicylic acid or Retinol or Retin A® This step is all about breaking down the acne before it starts. Retinol will also help with anti-aging. There are a ton of different products I use here. And I use a different one in the PM than the AM..... if you only knew the amount of products I have on my bathroom counter.
- Moisturize... If you are oily try HY-DRATE from Eva's esthetics it is a great light gel moisturizer made from hyaluronic Acid. If you are dry try an oil free moisturizer in a light cream form. Like Age Intervention Cream.
- Protect... SPF in 30 or more. A must to keep your skin healthy and strong!