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5 Tips on How to Reduce Skin Breakouts |

June 30, 2020
5 Tips on How to Reduce Skin Breakouts |

Many common types of acne breakouts such as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts can all be reduced with a proper skincare routine and the right products. We’ve put together a list of some great remedies that you can find at most stores. Read on to learn how to reduce skin breakouts with five simple methods. 

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Add These 5 Remedies To Your Skincare Routine

  1. Hyaluronic Acid

The name may sound toxic, but this ‘acid’ is actually great for alleviating dry skin, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Adding hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine can be beneficial in preventing acne because keeping your skin moisturized decreases its likelihood. You may think that less moisture would be needed to fight acne, but your skin can actually overcompensate with too much oil production if it is not properly hydrated! This overproduction can lead to blockages in the sebaceous glands. Drinking enough water also helps with this issue. It should be noted that if you live in a hot climate with dry air, your skin will need even more moisture than most.

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  1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a great addition to one’s skincare routine particularly if you struggle with dry skin. Because it’s an oil, it will not suck any moisture out of your skin. Tea tree oil is also great for sensitive skin because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a great oil to use for skin conditions like eczema or rosacea. Like hyaluronic acid, this oil can be applied to one’s entire face. After repeated use, you may notice your skin redness start to go down. Be sure that face washing is a regular part of your routine in addition to applying tea tree oil, in order to ensure that clogged pores are not possible.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a simple and natural remedy one can use as an astringent on the face. An astringent is used to minimize pores and beneficial for those with oily skin. It is often mixed with water and used as a toner before makeup application. The purpose of a toner is to close pores and protect the skin from breakouts. The usual application method is as follows:

  1. Face Wash

  2. Toner

  3. Serum

  4. Moisturizer

  5. Makeup (optional)

  6. Salicylic Acid

Like apple cider vinegar, salicylic acid is an astringent as well. However, it is best used for spot treatment rather than a full-face application. This acne remedy is great for that one stubborn pimple on your face that can’t seem to go away. Salicylic acid is powerful, especially when paired with a cleansing face scrub before application. To apply, dab a small amount on a cotton ball and target the affected area. The acne will dry up on its own and there will be no need to do any pimple squeezing, as this is what commonly causes acne scarring.

  1. Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide is a medicated acne treatment designed to treat acne that is mild or moderate. Regular acne breakouts can be taken care of with this topical application along with cool water ( this helps keep the pores closed). This type of acne remedy takes care of your skin by causing the very outer layer to peel off dead skin cells. The process may not sound fun, but the result is newly refreshed skin and cleared pores. If you have dry skin issues, you can follow up on this drying treatment with a moisturizing face mask to restore balance.

Ask a Dermatologist

Now that you know how to reduce acne breakouts, If you have found that your acne is severe or persistent even with the regular use of acne-fighting products, then it’s time to see a dermatologist to gain a deeper understanding of your skin’s issues. Your doctor at Beaumont Dermatology will assess your skin’s needs and help identify the root issues in order to help you get back to clear skin as soon as possible and reduce skin breakouts.

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