Our teenage years are probably the most difficult in terms of our self-esteem. Dealing with high school drama, problems with fitting in while also trying to stay on top of your studies can really become exhausting. Add in cystic acne and pimples, and it’s only downhill from there.
Even after all those years, entering from teenage to adulthood, you may feel that your acne has only worsened. While your peers who were in a similar situation back then, now have beautiful and flawless skin, while you're still trying to find ways to calm your irritated skin. your only to have your face graced by pimples and acne can make it a bumpy ride.
Sensitive and oily skin is more likely to break out, requiring more care and attention. Hence, a well curated skincare regimen that’s suitable for acne-prone skin is what you need. But if despite using the right products and tricks, your skin is still acting out, you might unknowingly be making small mistakes that are causing the condition to worsen.
6 Common Skincare Mistakes That Cause Acne
Since these mistakes are more common than not, don’t beat yourself up about them. Instead, read on to find out if you're doing those little tiny things that are causing your acne to worsen and how you can avoid them in the future.
1) Skipping Sunscreen
Since sunscreen is usually available in a thick creamy form, some might get confused, thinking that it will worsen their skin condition, causing clogged pores and further acne breakout. But nothing can be father from the truth. Leaving your skin exposed under the harsh rays of the sun, without any protective barrier can worsen your skin’s condition.
The UV rays cause your skin to feel dry and flaky, removing moisture from its upper layers. This can cause an over secretion of oil leading to more acne and breakouts. It also hampers the natural collagen production capabilities of the skin, leading to the intensification of hyperpigmentation and acne scars. So make sure to protect your skin by wearing your sunscreen, even while indoors.
2) Covering up using makeup
Covering up your acne is the first thing that comes to mind when you get a newly popped-up pimple. But covering it up with a foundation will form a seal over it, making it difficult for your skin to breathe. What you can do is spot conceal with a lightweight concealer or brush it up with a mineral powder. This will help you to balance out your skin tone and texture without triggering any further acne.
3) Skipping Moisturizer
Skipping moisturizer from your skincare routine is a big No! Whether your skin is oily, dry, or sensitive, your skin needs moisture as it’s natural ability to produce oil decreases with age. Skipping this crucial step would not only enlarge your pores but also causes unwanted pimples.
Hydrating your skin is the key to glowing, radiant and flawless looking skin. Using the Leovard Multicream should do the trick. Made up of proprietary herbal extracts and organic and natural ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, and vitamin E not only help to replenish your skin but also help to reduce acne, scarring, blemishes and blackheads within a few days.
4) Shower Residues
Acne on your hairline, back, and neck is generally the result of shower residues. Not rinsing off shower products thoroughly can lead to the product's residues getting stuck in your skin's pores, all over the body, ultimately resulting in body acne. So after shampooing and conditioning your hair, make sure to wash your face and body thoroughly at the end of your shower to wash away any residue.
5) Over Cleansing
Cleansing your face is a necessary step for any skincare routine, whether it is dry or oily. It removes dirt and extra oil so that your pores don't get clogged and result in those nasty pimples. However, over-cleansing can do much worse. It can strip your skin of its natural oils resulting in drier skin. To compensate for this loss of moisture, your skin starts producing excess oil to bring back its natural moisture resulting in clogged pores and worsened acne.
Using a gentle cleanser just like Leovard Multicleanser, made with papaya extract that gently exfoliates your skin, facilitates collagen production and restores hydration back into your skin, will keep it looking healthy and glowing with lesser acne.
6) Switching Products Too Often
Let's be honest, we are all in the quest of finding the right products for our skin that show results instantaneously. This results in frequent replacing and switching of products with another overly hyped one. Our skin is unable to keep up with the changing formulations, causing it to become irritated and agitated, resulting in acne breakouts. So make sure to test your product for at least 3 weeks before forming an opinion and then decide whether a switch needs to be made.
The internet is full of tips and tricks that claim to provide healthy and radiant skin that's flawless in every sense of the word. But that can't possibly be true. Our skin is a part of our body that needs time to heal, regenerate, and provide. And one specific product or ingredient isn’t going to do that.
It’s a combination of healthy eating habits, a nourishing skin care routine and effective products. So bask in the glory of flawless skin when you have it, and be patient with it when it’s not. Because more than anything, you need to be kind to it. And yourself.