Acne is a very common skin disease. Obut it happens when the hair follicles in your skin become clogged with sebum. (natural oil produced by your body). Problem skin can be challenging to treat especially for those with sensitive skin. Here are some ways to take care of problem skin.
Types of problem skin
The easiest way to divide acne is to divide it into non-inflammatory and inflammatory types.
Non-inflammatory problematic skin
Non-inflammatory acne refers to clogged pores that appear as blackheads or whiteheads.
This is the mildest type and is easy to spot. Blackheads are dark in appearance and may appear somewhat flat against the skin. White pimples are small skin-colored bumps.
Inflammatory problem skin
Anything that has a red or more rugged appearance is essentially classified as inflammatory acne.
This can range from papules and pustules to more severe nodules and cysts.
Papules are small red bumps and pustules are small bumps that contain pus. Papules often turn into pustules.
Then there are the deeper, more painful acne.
These inflamed bumps are usually larger than your regular pimple and look like they’re under the skin.
But dry skin types can still experience acne for a number of reasons, be it environmental factors or poor skin care.
By knowing what type of skin you have, you can properly care for problematic skin in the best possible way.
Here’s an easy way to find out your skin type.
First, wash your face with mild baby soap. Pat it dry carefully. Do not apply any skin care products. Examine your skin after a couple of hours. If it is shiny, then you have oily skin. If it appears flaky, rough, or red, you have dry skin.
Combination skin will look dry on the cheeks and shiny on the forehead, nose, and chin (T-zone). Normal skin will have a healthy glow without visible problems.
Keep in mind that it is possible to have problematic skin without having dry or oily skin. The vast majority of people have had acne once in their lives.
Which care system to choose for problematic facial skin
Treating problematic skin doesn’t just involve trying the right products. It includes a thorough cleansing and some simple lifestyle changes.
Wash your face twice a day and after sweating
It is recommended to wash your face when you wake up and before going to bed. More than twice a day may irritate the skin.
Don’t use harsh exfoliators on problem skin
Acne is not a “dirt” problem, so harsher scrubbing and the use of harsh exfoliators don’t help and can only lead to more redness and irritation.
Don’t pop pimples on problem skin
It is very tempting to pop a pimple. But this can lead to scarring.
It can also carry bacteria to other pores and turn what was a small pimple into deep, inflamed blackheads.
Wash everything that comes into contact with your problem skin regularly
Bedding, makeup brushes, and even phone screens can contain debris that can clog your pores. To avoid clogged pores, change sheets weekly and pillowcases two to three times a week.
Ideally, you should clean your makeup tools every day. But if that’s not possible, try washing them once a week instead. Phones can be wiped with a special detergent once or twice a day.
Choose non-comedogenic products for problem skin
Noncomedogenic label. You’ve probably seen quite a lot on skin care products.
It is sometimes referred to as oil-free, non-aggregating, or simply “does not clog pores.” Every product used on problematic skin should be labeled “oil-free, noncomedogenic.”
You think that any products labeled with this will only help acne-prone skin, don’t you? Unfortunately no.
It is best to check the full list of ingredients before using. Avoid anything that contains potential irritants such as alcohol or fragrance.
Review your hair care regimen
Hair care formulas – from shampoos and conditioners to all-in-one styling products – can cause breakouts in areas like the forehead and neck.
Try to avoid any products containing oils. If you suspect that your hair care routine is your acne culprit, review it to see if there is any improvement. The oil in the hair itself can also be transferred to the skin. Try to keep your hair out of your face as much as possible, especially at night.
Moisturize problem skin
Keeping skin hydrated can help fight excess oil that leads to acne.
However, there is no harm in sticking to the 8×8 rule (drinking eight 8 glasses a day).
Beware of Diet and Supplements
On the internet, you will find many brands selling supplements that claim to cure acne. But unless you’re seriously deficient in a particular nutrient, there’s little evidence that they help the skin.
The same goes for dietary advice. For example, only one study found a link between diet and acne.
It is best not to eliminate a particular nutrient or an entire food group without consulting a specialist.
Comprehensive care for problem skin faces at home
Avoid using harsh facial cleansers
Do not use rough washcloths on your skin. Hard materials will cause your skin to produce more oil. Either avoid using anything on your skin or use a soft cloth.
Adjust your facial cleansing routine
Your sebum production may change with the season. Your hormone levels can change and affect your oil production. When you notice that your face and body are more oily than usual, you can wash it with a cleanser more often than when your skin doesn’t produce much oil.
- You can include toners or clay masks in your routine when you have more oil. Apply toner or mask only to oily areas of your face or body. These products can dry out your skin excessively.
- For example, your body may produce more sebum in summer than in winter. This means that you may need a different cleanser or cleanser during the summer than you do during the winter.
Change your diet.
A healthy diet can help reduce sebum production naturally. Many vitamins and minerals can help reduce fat production, but they must be obtained from dietary sources to be beneficial. You can get…