Treating acne requires balance and patience.
Consider Your Type
Hard red cysts are often caused by hormones. A great example is cortisol, a hormone that flares up when you’re stressed out and causes inflammation and excess oiliness. Breakouts can also be linked to your menstrual cycle. In the days right before your period start, your estrogen levels plummet while your testosterone levels stay the same. All the excess oil created by the testosterone can lead to deep, red pimples.
You shouldn’t need a prescription to treat milder, non-hormonal breakouts. Applying too many products with strong active ingredients may be the problem as this can really irritate your skin. Making room for acne causing bacteria to sneak in and flourish, creating an endless cycle of acne.
It’s best to use a combination of treatment products, like concentrates, ampules and spot treatments, that contain mild exfoliants. Along with gentle and soothing cleansers, toners and moisturizers that won’t clog your pores.
It might sound counter-intuitive to treat acne by hydrating, but every skin type needs hydration to flourish. Being properly hydrated is part of the way your skin protects itself from breakouts. Maintaining a healthy skin barrier protects your skin against irritants and bacteria. Soothing ingredients like tea tree oil, will also bring down the inflammation and redness that acne causes. Which helps heal breakouts faster and reduces the likelihood of scarring and hyper-pigmentation.
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