YOU MAY HAVE OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN IF:
* YOU HAVE OCCASIONAL OR PERSISTENT BREAKOUTS
*YOUR SKIN IS OILY/SHINY, ESPECIALLY IN YOUR T-ZONE
*YOU HAVE ENLARGED PORES
*YOU'RE PRONE TO BLACKHEADS
Acne is a disorder that affects the skin's oil glands and hair follicles. Dirt, oil, and dead skin cells build up in a pore, leading to what is known as a microcomedo (clogged pore) which then becomes the perfect environment for bacteria.
PEOPLE WITH ACNE TYPICALLY HAVE:
*SKIN THAT PRODUCES DEAD SKIN CELLS FASTER
*SEBUM THAT IS OFTEN DEFICIENT IN LINEOLIC ACID, WHICH MAKES IT MORE STICKY & PORE-CLOGGING
*DAMAGED SKIN BARRIER THAT ALLOWS IN BACTERIA, MAKING SKIN MORE PRONE TO BREAKOUT
It can take anywhere from 30-90 days from the 1st formation of a microcomedo until it reaches the surface to create a pimple.
1. CLEANSER - GENTLE FOAMING OR GEL CLEANSER
2. TONER- PLANT HYDROSOLS, FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS/ALCOHOL FREE
3. MASK- 2X A WEEK/MINERAL RICH CLAYS
4. SCRUB- 2X A WEEK/EXFOLIATING, NO BENZOYL PEROXIDE
5. SERUM- EXFOLIATING/HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
6. FACIAL OILS- READILY ABSORBED/PLANT OILS FULL OF FATTY ACIDS
7. MOISTURIZER- LIGHT/OIL & WATER-BASED
Hormones, diet, & stress contribute to acne. It takes trial and error, patience, & consistency to see results. Acne is a slow healer and nourishing the skin takes time. By avoiding drying products, applying the correct oils, and keeping your skin hydrated you will help balance your skin which in turn means less breakouts. Work with your skin, and not against it. DO NOT use products that will strip, dry, or damage your skin. You CAN have oily & dehydrated skin at the same time. A weakened skin barrier can make acne worse because it allows more bacteria, pollutants, and irritants into our skin. Our skin then becomes dry and oily, pores become less elastic, and more prone to clogging, and our sebaceous glands pump out more oil to compensate, which again means more breakouts. Don't expect to see immediate results. Treating acne means being diligent. Your skin may go through a serious purge, but don't give up. Use the same routine daily, without fail to see results. Give your skin at LEAST three months, and go from there.
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