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Caring for oily and acne-prone skin can be tough. But the right skincare routine will rid your face of congestion and excess oil for beautiful skin. Here is the ultimate guide to choosing the right skincare products and all you need to know about the skincare tips to treat acne-prone skin.

How to know if you have oily & acne-prone skin?

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#1 What are the causes of oily and acne-prone skin?

(1) Genetics – If your family members have oily and acne-prone skin, you are likely to have overactive sebaceous glands that produce excess oil.

(2) Weather – Hot and humid weather tends to stimulate the secretion of sebum, which leads to oily skin. On the contrary, arid or cold weather can dry out your skin and produce excess oil to compensate.

(3) Unhealthy diet and lifestyle – Poor diet, smoking, and heavy drinking can harm your skin.

(4) Hormonal changes – Hormonal changes like menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and stress can stimulate the production of sebum.

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#2 How the modern daily life and pollutions cause acne?

Our skin can be affected by many factors, such as modern daily life and pollution. Acne can be associated with poor diet, smoking, and stress. An unhealthy lifestyle like a poor diet and smoking can weaken your immune system and stimulate sebum production. Pollutants also cause clogged pores and breakouts due to exposure to dirt and oils.

#3 Healthy diet and regular exercise can help prevent acne

Hormone imbalance gives rise to acne flares. A healthy diet and regular exercise help improve your hormonal health and relieve stress. Stay away from high-glycemic foods and eat more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, soybeans, spinach can help reduce inflammation and get healthy, glowing skin.

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The Rules of Acne Skin

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Do’s

Use mild and soap-free facial cleansers without harsh ingredients

Use lightweight and oil-free moisturizing gels/lotions

Use non-comedogenic products

Wash your pillowcase and clean your mobile phone frequently

How to choose a moisturizer for oily & acne prone skin

Don’ts

Don’t over-cleansing which can strip away the natural oils of your skin

Don’t cleanse your skin with hot water which can dry out your skin that tends to produce more oil

Don’t skip applying a moisturizer to create skin’s moisture barrier

Don’t squeeze, pop, or pick at acne that can lead to scar

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Skincare Routine for Oily & Acne-prone skin

Step 1: Use a gentle cleansing gel to cleanse your face with lukewarm water twice a day

Step 2: Use a toner to exfoliate your skin gently

Step 3: Apply a clay, charcoal, or peeling mask once a week to draw out impurities, excess sebum and remove dead skin cells

Step 4: Use a lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic moisturizer to avoid clogged pores

Step 5: When you have acne, treat your breakout with an acne spot treatment with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide

Acne Treatment and Prevention

#1 Consider a salicylic acid cleanser

#2 Pick up a spot treatment

#3 Look for retinoids

#4 Use an acne-friendly daily moisturizer

#5 Use makeup that’s friendly to acne-prone skin

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The Most Effective Ingredients for Acne Treatment

Salicylic acid, AHAs, Niacinamide and retinol are the most effective ingredients to treat acne.

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