How to Layer Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin

How to Layer Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin

Navigating the world of skincare can feel like a puzzle, especially when dealing with acne-prone skin. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with a simple, step-by-step guide to layering your skincare products for clear, radiant skin.

Start with a Gentle Cleanser

The foundation of any skincare routine is a good cleanse. Use a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping your skin. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid or mandelic acid that help fight acne while keeping your skin calm and balanced.

The Complete Cleanse is a great pick for acne-prone skin!

Tone It Up

Next, apply a toner to help balance your skin’s pH levels and prep it for the upcoming layers. Choose a toner that’s alcohol-free and contains soothing ingredients like niacinamide. These will help reduce inflammation and prevent breakouts.

Apply a Treatment Serum

Here’s where the magic happens! Use a treatment serum specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. Ingredients like Niacinamide, Vitamin C or salicylic acid are excellent for targeting acne. Remember to start slow to avoid irritation – a little goes a long way!

Hydrate with a Lightweight Moisturizer

Hydration is key, even for acne-prone skin. Opt for a lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser that won’t clog your pores, such as the Barrier Boost Face Formula. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which provide hydration and strengthen your skin barrier without adding any extra oil.

Spot Treatment

If you have specific trouble spots, now’s the time to apply your spot treatment. Spot treatment can be dabbed directly onto pimples to reduce redness and speed up healing. Be sure to apply it sparingly to avoid over-drying.

Protect with Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a must! Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 35. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays but also prevents dark spots and hyperpigmentation, which can be more prominent on acne-prone skin.

Keep It Simple at Night

For your nighttime routine, cleanse again and apply your treatment serum. You can also use a thicker moisturiser or a purifying face oil like the Tamanu + Cranberry Seed Face Oil, that provides extra hydration while you sleep. Avoid using too many products that might irritate your skin overnight.

Additional Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Consistency is Key: Stick to your routine and give your skin time to adjust to the products.

Don’t Overdo It: Avoid layering too many active ingredients, as this can cause irritation and worsen acne.

Patch Test: Always patch test new products to ensure they don’t cause a reaction.

By following these steps, you’ll master the art of layering skincare products, paving the way for clearer, healthier skin. Remember, patience is essential – give your skin time to adjust and heal. Here’s to achieving your best skin yet!



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