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Acne prone skin? How to tweak your routine to treat it.

Skin acting up during this period?

Let’s be real, coping with COVID19 is one thing but dealing with acne on top of that is a whole other ball game. We’re sure that being cooped up at home and wearing a mask frequently has definitely affected our complexions in one way or another - be it a duller complexion, acne developing or extra oil build up, we feel you! When we are going through such stressful and uncertain times, it’s natural for your skin to react in such a manner. 

If you are struggling with acne-prone skin, you are definitely not alone. It’s important to tweak your routine according to your skin type. Be aware of certain ingredients to look out for which could help in controlling excess sebum secretion and clogged skin pores. Pimples tend to develop when follicles are clogged by dead cells, leading to accumulation of excess sebum. 

What to look out for when buying skincare

We know you might be in a frenzy to look for a quick fix solution that might soothe your skin but, now is the time to take charge of what products you are putting on your skin. When shopping for products to add to your routine, look out for ingredients like Glycolic Acid/Lactic Acid (AHA) which aid in removing the layer of dead cells, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together. Similarly, Salicylic Acid (BHA) is also effective in reducing excess sebum, to prevent future breakouts. Our top pick has got to be the Dermapeutics Peeling Lotion. This peeling solution contains both AHAs and BHAs (combining the best of both worlds!) specially formulated to cleanse and exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells to reveal clearer skin texture. 

Keep an eye out for products containing Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) which are also key for skin restoration and helps soothe irritation. We love the Dermapeutics Acne Emulsion, it’s a fast-acting non-oily emulsion that keeps sebum excretion under control and reduces growth of bacteria in the follicle.

Other than that it’s also important to keep an eye out for products that contain natural ingredients. Bet you didn’t know that green tea acts a natural antioxidant, chamomile helps in soothing the skin and mulberry aids in skin conditioning, right? The Dermapeutics Non-Tinted Sunblock is packed with these natural ingredients that protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

One last pro-tip

Alright stop right there! Before you check out your cart with all these amazing products, it would be good to first head in for a skin consultation for a thorough evaluation of your skin and skin type if you are not sure. Remember to only pick products that will work well with YOUR skin. We hope these tips have given you a better idea on what to look out for when shopping for skincare. Here’s to emerging out of this pandemic with glowing, acne-free skin!