5 Tips to Prevent Acne
15 July 2019
by Amy Ho
Have you been in a constant battle with acne and blemishes? Think you’ve tried everything but still can’t seem to break free from this skin-marring problem? Well, you’re not a lone ranger, statistics have shown that acne affects over 85% of Malaysians aged 12 to 24. We’ve gathered 5 tips that can help keep acne at bay.
1. Abstain from products front-loaded with alcohol.
Let’s get this straight: when we say alcohol, we’re referring to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or isopropyl alcohol. These alcohols do a great job in stripping away the grease on your face, so well that even the natural useful oils on your face essential to protecting your skin are swept off. This actually leads to an increase in oiliness, bumps, and enlarged pores in the long run. This is why SANNY & JOLEEN LIFESTYLE is a firm believer that they should never be incorporated in skincare.
2. Keep your hair away from your face.
Your hair could be the culprit of your acne. When your hair drifts over to your face, the oil on and products end up on your face too. This clogs your pores and causes it to be more susceptible to breakouts. Of course, we understand the difficulty of getting your hair to stay put. To avoid your hair from causing you acne, wash it often and stop using too much thick, waxy styling products.
3. Toss out thick or solid makeup products.
The quickest way to achieve a smooth, radiant complexion is with the help of makeup coverage. While it’s hard to pinpoint specifically which ingredients in makeup products causes acne for different individuals, the best way is to avoid heavy cream bases or high pigment and thick makeup. Most importantly, if you don’t want your pores clogged, always remove your makeup before going to bed.
4. Don’t over-cleanse your face.
While keeping your face clean is an important step to keep acne away, be careful not to overdo it as it can actually further aggravate your acne-prone skin. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends cleansing twice a day using warm water and a mild cleanser, like our Aloe Vera Moisturising Cleansing Cream.
5. Rain or shine, always wear SPF.
You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but that’s how important SPF is that we have to keep stressing over it. A little bit of sun is good for your spirits and your skin but unprotected exposure to the sun’s harmful rays triggers and worsens acne. If you fear that the chemicals and oils in an SPF product will lead to more breakouts, try a lightweight and non-greasy formula like our SPF50 Sunscreen, with added anti-pollution technology to keep your skin free from pollutants.
Prevention is always better than cure. Taking the precautions to avoid dealing with the aftermath of acne is definitely a wiser choice.