Acne Skin Care
Everyone can agree that acne is the pits. Whether you’re breaking out due to hormonal issues, medications, diet or an excess of stress, you’re probably looking for a quick fix to get your beautiful skin back. Thankfully, there are specialized skin care products made for acne-prone skin that will help you get your flawless face back. Let’s explore a simple acne skin care routine now.
Step 1: Cleansing is Key
Cleansing at least twice a day (and right after a sweaty workout) is essential. You’ll want to pick products that are designed for your unique skin type. For oily skin, look for an acne cleanser with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide that will help dry your skin and prevent clogged pores. For sensitive skin, choose gentler cleansers with hydrating ingredients that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Applying an acne toner post-cleansing can also help prevent minor blemishes.
Step 2: Exfoliate…But Not Too Much
When your skin is prone to acne and you’re desperate for it to go away, you might have the tendency to scrub aggressively. But there is such a thing as too much exfoliating. Use an acne exfoliant two to three times per week tops. Look for acne scrubs that will help purify your pores and give you a perfectly refreshed and clean feeling. We love exfoliants with some extra benefits, like soothing essential oils and radiance-boosters like ginseng and caffeine. Feel free to make a spa day out of it!
Step 3: Target All Your Skin Concerns
Clearing up your acne is clearly your key concern, and you should choose an acne serum that will address that, but you should consider other ways a face serum could get you feeling extra fresh-faced. Is your skin looking a little dull and lifeless? There’s definitely a serum for that, and they’re all here at Macy’s.
Step 4: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
After all that cleansing and scrubbing, you’ll need the right acne moisturizer to keep your skin feeling nourished and hydrated. In addition to applying moisturizer (with SPF!) daily, you might want to dab on an eye cream before bed and first thing in the morning.
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