SKINCARE BASICS: ACNE

NEW YEAR, NEW ME WITH SKINCARE BASICS: ACNE

Acne is one of the most major skin concerns which many seek help for. Now with the mandatory mask-wearing law, maskne has become a worldwide concern affecting both women and men. Most of the time, acne or maskne can be treated with various skincare products and by implementing new skincare routines.

Read on to find out more common misconceptions on acne, products to help treat your troubled skin and learn how ayurvedic face mapping helps you identify how your body as a whole is affecting your skin concerns.

 

Misconception #1: Acne occurs on teenage or oily skin only.


Acne is generally caused by accumulation of sebum, dead skin cells and/or bacteria. Hormonal imbalance may cause oil glands to become overactive while build up of dead skin cells block pores and prevent oil from escaping. Blocked pores prevent oxygen from entering and thus acne forms. To sum up, anyone can get acne!


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Misconception #2: Acne scars will always remain visible and cannot be reduced in size.


Micro needling is the act of gliding tiny needles over the skin. If you have existing acne scars, micro needling with Bebetox Pore Tightening Program would benefit your skin by producing more collagen in an effort to heal the small wounds from the needles. This results in plumper, more even skin texture and tone, plus less obvious scarring. Do note that microneedling should not be done on active acne, so do avoid any troubled spots if you have any!

 

Misconception #3: Popping acne will make them disappear.


No matter how tempting it may get, please do not pop your acne spots. Popping spots can affect the skin in the long term and leave you with permanent acne scars or pigmentation marks. Instead, you may opt for a spot treatment cream such as By Ecom Pure Calming Spot Cream.


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Acne and Maskne Tips


  • Change to a new face mask after about 4 hours of continuous usage to prevent buildup of bacteria.
  • Avoid popping your acne spots. Doing so can affect the skin in the long term and leave you with permanent acne scars or pigmentation marks.
  • Wash fabric masks after every use. Do not reuse a cloth mask without washing it first.
  • Look out for key ingredients which help with acne and skin barrier protection such as Centella Asiatica and Eosidin.
  • Always wash your hands before touching your face or using any skincare products. You do not want to introduce further bacteria into the skin.
  • Avoid wearing heavy makeup, especially foundation as cosmetics trap sebum and dirt in the pores. Focus on treating your skin by investing in your skincare products rather than covering up your acne. 

 

 

Ayurvedic Face Mapping

 

 

Stay tuned as we provide you with more informative beauty tips. Together, we will achieve #myskinbutbetter.

Until next time, take care and stay safe!