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Acne can have several causes. Aside from inflamed pores, caused by the overproduction of sebum and proliferation of Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) bacteria, pimples and acne outbreaks can be caused or exacerbated by:
Which ingredients should I look for to fight acne?
Here are four key ingredients that are proven to effectively prevent and treat pimples and acne outbreaks every day.
Salicylic acid – This beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) is derived from willow bark. Known for its keratolytic (naturally exfoliating) properties, it gently dislodges dead cells on the skin’s surface and prevents sebum from blocking pores. Once cleansed, your skin will see tighter pores, fewer blackheads and a brighter complexion. Salicylic acid, with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that target the many causes of pimples, blackheads and acne breakouts, is a wonder acid that also helps slow signs of aging and minimize the risk of acne-related scarring.
LHA – Effective against acne and ideal for even sensitive skin, LHA (lipohydroxy acid) is a derivative of salicylic acid. Its lipophilic (tending to combine with fats) formula efficiently dissolves sebum on the skin’s surface. With a pH level that resembles that of healthy skin, it gently exfoliates, purifying pores, reducing the appearance of blackheads and leaving a clean and clear complexion.
Niacinamide – This highly versatile ingredient, also called vitamin B3, is a life saver for acne-prone skin, which can be easily irritated by overly abrasive products. An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing agent, niacinamide reduces excessive sebum production and the appearance of pimples, alleviates redness and tightens pores. It also reinforces the skin barrier while helping acne scars fade.
Glycolic acid – Made from sugar cane, this powerful and versatile AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid), also known as fruit acid, exfoliates skin to accelerate cell renewal and to revitalize and smoothen dull or uneven complexions. It also treats acne by dislodging excess sebum from pores to reveal radiant, clean skin.
How can I prevent acne breakouts?
Pimple breakouts and acne flare-ups are never a welcome sight. Luckily, these five tips can help prevent them.
Avoid touching your imperfections to prevent bacteria on your skin’s surface from spreading and to reduce the risk of scar-inducing inflammation.
Adopt a morning and evening face care routine of gentle products specifically designed to combat acne. Treat your skin gently; never scrub it!
Moisturize daily with hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and sebum-regulating anti-acne skin care products. Even acne-prone skin needs hydration!
Do not pop your pimples, as this could make things worse by causing secondary infections and promote scarring.
Protect your skin from harmful solar rays using a sun care product with an SPF of over 30; this will stop pimples from reappearing.
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