9 Hacks That Will Help Any Acne Prone Skin Person

I have struggled with acne since 2015. It has been quite a journey filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. During this period, I have made mistakes that have taught several lessons and hacks on keeping my acne in check. If you have acne-prone skin, here are some hacks that will help with your acne:-
Acne cannot be cured but can be managed. As far as you are acne-prone, you will always be prone to acne.
You constantly need to use acne-fighting products even though it may seem as if your skin is smooth and acne-free. You don’t know when you can have a major breakout that may spiral out of control. Maintenance is key!

Avoid picking your skin or popping your acne as this pushes bacteria down your skin and can cause bigger inflamed acne to surface. It also causes scarring.

Know your triggers. You should pay attention to what triggers your acne and stay away from it. Triggers can include; excessive oil production, certain foods such as dairy products, etc.

It is best not to treat acne and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) simultaneously. Before treating hyperpigmentation, you need to deal with the root and cause of your hyperpigmentation. For instance, if your cause of hyperpigmentation is acne, you need to first put your acne under control before treating Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Avoid mattifying products as they tend to dehydrate your skin and mess with your skin barrier. If your skin barrier is impaired, you will most likely experience flare-ups. It is best to have a healthy skin barrier to treat acne successfully.
If you have active acne, avoid using physical exfoliants or scrubs on your skin. To avoid irritating your acne, you should opt for chemical exfoliants such as BHAs, AHAs, or Enzymes.

Always pay attention to your hormones, especially when it is about that time of the month. Tweak your routine to suit the changes to put hormonal acne under control. Androgens are hormones that cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Try putting your oil under control by incorporating products like clay masks or niacinamide.
If you have tried all the hacks in the world and still don’t see improvements in your skin, visit a dermatologist.

“Hi. My name is Wambui.” I’m a Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Content Creator. I love all things beauty, and I enjoy writing them down now.