Acne can be a seriously annoying problem to deal with. I've had my fair share of rather untimely breakouts and am still actively try to heal post-breakout pigmentation. But I want to focus on how to prevent breakouts from happening in the first place.
1. The first mistake people make it not always using a product that will prevent blemishes from popping up and instead choose to treat them as they come. I like using a serum with natural salicylic acid from willow bark (read more about that HERE) to constantly be clearing out my pores of any pollutants that can cause breakouts. Look for one with Alpha or Beta Hydroxy Acid to help rid the skin of dulling and pore clogging dead skin.
Drier skin types - try Kypris Clearing Serum
Oilier skin types - try Pure Organics Clear Skin Complex
2. Something I found to be especially important is finding a gentle overnight treatment that will not only prevent new breakouts but will clear up any active breakouts and reduce the look of post-acne hyperpigmentation and inflammation. I love applying a thin layer of Suki’s gentle Resurfacing Enzyme Peel before bed. It’s soothing while still effective.
3. Masking your skin is SO important to treat any issue but especially for those who are acne prone. Masks can be used as a spot treatment or all over the face for deep cleansing. I love a good mud or charcoal mask to dry out existing blemishes and pull out debris. This one from MIG contains soothing Aloe Vera along with mud from the Dead Sea and Bentonite Clay to treat, clear, and tone skin.
4. Lastly, it is so important for ALL skin types to moisturize! If you are oily look for a lighter weight oil or gel to help balance out you skin’s sebum production. If you are dry and acne prone (like I am) look for an oil or lotion that does not contain pore clogging ingredients like mineral oil – good thing none of AILLEA’s products have that! I like Indie Lee's Squalane Oil for all skin types.