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6 ways to calm/soothe acne-prone skin

Acne-prone skin tends to be very sensitive.

There are many ways to make it angrier/more inflamed, which will lead to more breakouts/inflammation that will cause more damage in the long-term.

Read below to see how you can calm/soothe to prevent further irritation. 


1 – Hydrate  

Hydration is key when it comes to acne-prone skin. 

Dehydration can lead to inflammation, which in turn disrupts the skin barrier. An impaired skin barrier is not able to perform it’s primary function – protection against external aggressors. 

Always opt for products containing moisture replenishing ingredients such as ceramides, peptides, humectant etc.

2 – Wear SPF 

Regular SPF application and reapplication.

SPF provides protection against harmful rays that leads to inflammation. 

Inflammation causes more breakouts, irritation and redness.

3 – Reduce the use of actives/harsh exfoliants

Harsh exfoliants, physical abrasives & multiple actives within your routine will only lead to more irritation. 

Don’t over-exfoliate. Use a gentle chemical exfoliant a couple of times per week. 

If you experience any irritation, discontinue use of the product.


4 – Keep objects in contact with skin, clean

Wash regularly any object that comes in close contact with your skin. Such as – 

  • Makeup brushes 
  • Pillowcase  
  • Headbands, Hair scarfs etc.

5 – Do not pick!

It’s super tempting to pick at your spots. Don’t do this. 

Picking your spots makes it more inflamed. This can lead to scarring an/or pigmentation, and also increase recovery time.

6 – Be patient

As always, be patient. Consistency is key.

Stay the course, stick to your routine. 

The more inconsistent you are – swapping out products, trying new things; the less likely you are to see results. 

The more you throw at it, the worse it’ll get.