I'm going to start by giving you a few simple things that you can start doing right now. Then after that I'll tell you which product types and ingredients you should be using!
1. LIMIT YOUR MAKEUP
I know the first thing you want to do when you have a breakout is cover it with makeup so it's less noticeable. But that can clog your pores and make things much worse! Try wearing makeup only when absolutely necessary!
2. DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE
Touching your face is the worst habit you can have when it comes to acne. Your hands contain tons of germs, dirt, and bacteria that clog pores! Fixing this one thing can make a huge difference.
3. DRINK WATER OR COCONUT WATER
You've heard this over and over again, but make sure you're staying hydrated, especially after exercising.
Most people want to immediately start piling on products, but your inner hydration is just as important when it comes to fixing dry skin!
Now, onto the product types and ingredients...
PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS YOU SHOULD BE USING
There are two things that you really need to focus on when choosing products: the main ingredient and the product type. Your skincare success will depend on choosing those two things correctly.
Luckily, now that I know all about your skin, I can tell you exactly what you need! Here you go...
YOUR PRODUCT TYPE... CLEANSER AND EXFOLIATOR
Based on your skin profile and the goals you want to achieve, I would highly recommend a specialized cleanser and exfoliator.
I know these probably seem like obvious choices, but hear me out! The ingredients that go into both of these will make all the difference for you.
Now see which ingredient you need to focus on...
YOUR INGREDIENT... PUMPKIN
There are a handful of ingredients that you should incorporate, but the right pumpkin based product will work wonders to help with your acne.
Pumpkin is naturally antibacterial and balances the PH levels of your skin. That will be super beneficial when it comes to stopping breakouts.
The only caveat is that you have to be consistent! Use these products every single day! Trust me, after the first few weeks you'll never look back.
Here's something you should remember though...
When it comes to skin care, time is of the essence.
The longer you let your skin go without the proper treatment, the worse those problems will become and the harder they are to fix later on down the road.
Put those three tips above into practice today, and find both a strong exfoliator and a pumpkin cleansing product to begin using.
I've been an esthetician for over 13 years and I have a line of specialty skin care products that I formulated to target very specific needs. I do offer two items that would work for you if you're interested!