The teenage years are a delicate stage. You have many important life decisions to make. Choosing your career and continuously dealing with flaring hormones are some of them. These erratic hormones bring with them another issue- acne and pimples. Are you struggling with acne? If you are looking for a solution to clearer, blemish-free skin, consider trying out an anti-acne cream.
What is acne?
Acne happens when the pores of your skin get clogged by an oily substance called sebum. People with sensitive skin types (oily or dry) are often affected by acne on their faces. However, a significant population can also be afflicted by body acne on the back, shoulders, chest, and neck. Acne can appear as whiteheads, blackheads, nodules (pustules), or cysts.
Should you let acne resolve on its own?
It is a popular belief that acne should be left alone until it resolves by itself. While this may be true, not using an anti-acne cream may take a long time to heal pimples on its own. This comes along with consequences, too. Physically, pimples that heal on their own typically leave blemishes or scars, which can lead to hyperpigmentation. Severe acne may also result in visible and enlarged pores on your face.
These may affect your facial skin texture
Mentally, pimples can damage one’s self-esteem. Teenage is a time full of quick changes in a short duration. During such a period, acne can be a stressful event. This can be associated with the actual painfulness of acne or the impact it can potentially have on your appearance. Therefore, treating acne can actually be quite helpful in the long run.
How do you treat acne?
Now that we have established why it is important to treat acne, there is a well of confusion that opens. How do you treat them? Would you use prescription drugs, anti-acne ointments, antibiotics, or topical treatments?
- Prescription drugs: If you struggle with severe acne, then drugs like tretinoin or adapalene might be able to help you. However, these drugs are available only at a dermatologist’s prescription. They may also not be suitable for all skin types due to their chemical composition. Therefore, you will require constant guidance from your dermatologist if you choose such remedies.
- Antibiotics: Topical antibiotics are usually recommended if you have bacterial acne. All acne is not necessarily bacterial in nature. Therefore, this is also not a one-size-fits-all solution. Additionally, taking any antibiotic without a physician’s guidance is not recommended.
- Topical treatments: Topical treatments include acne-drying agents. Examples include salicylic acid, acetic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. However, these can cause dryness of the skin and can cause skin irritation. However, milder anti-acne ointments are a good variant of topical treatments.
Unfortunately, the above-listed solutions might not be the best answer to your acne problem. So is there a better solution?
Skincare routine for acne- and blemish-free skin:
A general strategy recommended by dermatologists is to follow a gentle skincare routine for acne. The three most important steps you must include are:
2. Gentle but effective cleanser:
One general habit you should have to treat acne is to wash your face regularly. Before applying any anti-acne solutions, it is important to have a clean canvas. You should thus wash your face twice a day using a mild but effective cleanser. Additionally, do also consider using exfoliating scrubs to help rid your skin of the buildup and dead cells.
The key components you should look for in your cleansers should be hydrating but anti-inflammatory ingredients. Some examples of such natural ingredients include tea tree and neem. Tea tree oil can be a powerful weapon against acne as it can substantially reduce the amount and severity of acne breakouts. Neem purifies your skin and unclogs your pores. You can find the best of both in Mamaearth’s Tea Tree Face Wash.
1. Anti-acne serum:
Anti-acne serums are some of the most potent forms of OTC skincare. Therefore, to get the most out of your anti-acne routine, you should not skip using a serum after cleansing or an exfoliating scrub. However, make sure you apply it before using your anti-acne solution.
Some of the best ingredients for acne-prone skin are Niacinamide, which controls excess oil production. If you’re looking for a serum that helps you fight acne and gives you brighter-looking skin, look no further than Mamaearth’s Skin Correct Face serum. This face serum is packed with the acne-fighting properties of Niacinamide. Niacinamide helps reduce enlarged pores, lighten blemish marks, and improve uneven skin tone. What do you get in the end? Clearer, blemish-free skin!
2. Anti-acne creams:
Anti-acne creams are one of the most important parts of your routine. They create a barrier around your skin that provides your skin with a haven to repair itself. Additionally, anti-acne creams seal the goodness of your serums in, making them an important part of your anti-acne arsenal!
It is also important to pick an anti-acne cream that moisturizes your skin and prevents your facial skin from dehydration. Dehydrated skin often produces excess oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. This excess oil can trigger more acne.
What could be a better anti-acne product than anti-acne moisturizer? Mamaearth’s Oil-Free Moisturizer will give you the best of both worlds! It is packed with Apple Cider Vinegar, which is known for its acne-reducing properties, and glycerin, which has hydrating and humectant properties. All this makes Mamaearth’s moisturizer a wise choice!
The ultimate combo to defeat acne
If you’re looking to club the effectiveness and ease of all these three steps in one go, look no further than the Acne Marks Reduction Kit by Mamaearth. It is perfectly curated with these safe and toxin-free ingredients to help you achieve clearer, blemish-free skin. Mamaearth’s Anti-Acne Kit is Made Safe-certified, full of natural goodness, and free from irritating ingredients like silicones, parabens, mineral oils, dyes, or toxins.
Acne can be a tricky subject to deal with. Therefore, it is important to invest in ingredients you trust not to worsen the problem, be it one-time-use skincare like exfoliating scrubs or masks, or regular-use skincare like cleansers and serums. Moreover, Mamaearth’s Made Safe-certified products do not compromise ingredient safety, making the Acne Marks Reduction Kit a good choice for achieving acne-free skin.