3 Step Acne Morning Routine
Step 1: CLEANSING
You should wash your face at least once a day especially if you have acne. If you have acne prone skin using cleansing products that are gentle on the skin and sulphate free are best as they are not harsh on your skin and would not cause your skin to dry out. Sulphate free cleansers support your skin barriers as they dissolve bacteria, oil and dirt without stripping your skin.
Step 2: MOISTURISE
Light-weight, oil free moisturisers that are also labelled non comedogenic are great for acne prone skin. Products that are labelled non comedogenic do not clog your pores which is great for those that have acne prone skin. Glycerin and hyaluronic acids are great ingredients to look out for when selecting a moisturiser as they hold in the moisturise in the skin. You should avoid heavy creams and certain ingredients when selecting your moisturiser. These ingredients to avoid include mineral oil, cold cream and coco butter as they increase your chance of getting pimples.
Dry/combination skin - you should go with a lotion formula
Oily skin - you should go with gel formula
Step 3: SPF
Once you have moisturised you should use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more if you spend most of your time outdoors. However, if you're indoors for most of the day you can use a sunscreen with an SPF 15. Sunscreen are important as they can prevents premature ageing such as wrinkles, age spots and sagging as well as sunburn. Sunscreen can also help to decrease the risk of skin cancer.