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Prevent Acne: Effective Skincare Routine For Clear Skin

In the song, ‘The Climb’ Miley Cyrus said, “It’s always gonna be uphill battle, but sometimes, I am gonna have to lose.” Honestly, this is a constant feeling when we get acne too.

With different types of acne including stress acne, hormonal acne etc. it can sometimes be difficult to prevent our skin from these triggers. However, with Simple Skincare, we break down the best skincare products that help prevent acne from showing up as often. But before that…

In This Article:

What Causes Acne?

What Are The Different Types Of Acne?

What Causes Acne?

Acne, the pesky troublemaker that likes to wreak havoc on our skin, has a few notorious culprits behind its appearance. Excessive oil production, often due to hormonal fluctuations, can clog pores and create a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria. Additionally, dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface, further contributing to blockages. Certain factors like genetics, environmental pollutants etc. can exacerbate the situation.

What Are The Different Types Of Acne?

  • Whiteheads: Closed comedones that appear as small white or flesh-coloured bumps on the skin's surface.
  • Blackheads: Open comedones that have a dark appearance due to oxidation of sebum and dead skin cells.
  • Papules: Inflamed, red bumps without a visible center or pus.
  • Pustules: Similar to papules but with a visible center filled with pus.
  • Nodules: Large, solid, painful bumps that form beneath the surface of the skin.
  • Cysts: Deep, painful, pus-filled lesions that are prone to scarring.
  • Pimples: Commonly used as a general term for different types of acne lesions, including papules, pustules, and inflamed comedones.

Steps To Prevent Acne

1. Cleanser

Simple Skincare's cleanser is more than a mere purifier—it is a guardian against future breakouts. Yes, we are talking about our 100% soap-free, Purifying Gel Face Wash with Thyme & Witch Hazel. This one is a must-have in your skincare routine and is said to be one of the best face wash, especially for acne. The gel-based formula of this one fights skin congestion like a pro and soothes your skin, whilst preventing any sort of irritation. Trust the infusion of thyme and witch hazel that are milder alternatives to harsh acne-control cleansers that are available in the market.

More bonus? The face wash includes no fragrance, no colour and no harsh chemicals. Talk about effective skincare!

Purifying Gel Face Wash with Thyme & Witch Hazel

<2. Exfoliator or Scrub

Take charge of your skincare with the mighty power of scrubs! These formidable warriors are here to sweep away dullness, conquer clogged pores, and reveal a fresh-faced glow that will have you looking like you just stepped out of a spa day with your besties. Having said that, this Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel is a sheer bliss to prevent acne as it’s kind to skin. The scrub steers clear of skincare nasties, aka harsh chemicals.

With its exfoliating action and potent blend of thyme and witch hazel, it deeply cleanses pores, banishing impurities and preventing future breakouts. We call this an acne-fighting superstar!

Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel3. Moisturiser

If you think when acne surprises you, it’s best to avoid moisturisers then think again. Moisturisers help in balancing the oil’s production. The best practise is to stick to an oil-free formula. We recommend our Ultra-Light Liquid Moisturiser with Thyme & Witch Hazel.

This remarkable product is specifically designed to address acne-prone skin while providing essential hydration. With its lightweight, formula, it won't block your pores or contribute to acne. Infused with ingredients like chamomile, and witch hazel, this moisturiser works tirelessly to regulate oil production, calm inflammation, and promote a healthy skin barrier. Also, since the formula has no fragrance, this one avoids any sort of skin irritation.

Ultra-Light Liquid Moisturiser with Thyme & Witch Hazel4. Makeup Remover

Dealing with the aftermath of a long day with makeup on can be a hassle. Bid adieu to stubborn makeup and let your skin breathe freely. Makeup removers effortlessly dissolve even the most stubborn waterproof formulas, leaving your skin pristine. Choose a gentle yet effective one that suits your skin type like our Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water. This game-changing formula acts like a magnet, effortlessly lifting away makeup and impurities. With just a few swipes, say goodbye to excess oil and get ready to prevent acne like never before.

Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water

Tips To Prevent Acne

  • Cleanse Your Skin: Regularly wash your face twice a day with the best face wash to remove dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. You can also use it after working out to keep your skin fresh and clean.
  • Avoid Touching Your Face: Minimise the transfer of bacteria and dirt to your face by refraining from touching it with your hands.
  • Choose Kind Skincare Products: Opt for skincare products that are specially formulated to not clog pores, reducing the risk of acne breakouts. Furthermore, choose gentle exfoliators and use them once or twice a week.
  • Protect Your Skin From The Sun: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher daily. This helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Follow A Healthy Diet: Maintain a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit your intake of processed foods and sugary snacks, as these can potentially contribute to acne.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Proper hydration can support healthy skin function.
  • Manage Stress Levels: Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or engaging in activities you enjoy, to avoid acne.
  • Avoid Excessive Scrubbing: Be gentle with your skin and avoid excessive scrubbing or harsh exfoliation, as it can irritate the skin and worsen acne. Use gentle, kind products.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: What food causes acne?

A: While there is no definitive list of foods that directly cause acne, certain studies suggest that dairy products, and foods with a high sugar or saturated fat content may potentially contribute to acne development. However, the impact of diet on acne varies from person to person, so it's best to pay attention to your individual triggers and maintain a balanced diet.

Q: How to get clear skin?

A: To achieve clear skin, it's important to establish a consistent skincare routine. Start by cleansing your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin type. Follow up with a hydrating moisturiser and apply sunscreen daily. Incorporate exfoliation 1-2 times per week. Additionally, maintain a healthy lifestyle by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

Q: Which facewash is best for acne?

A: The Daily Skin Detox range includes a gel face wash made with thyme and witch hazel. These ingredients calm your skin while the formulation targets oil and impurities, helping further to prevent breakouts.                                    

Needhi Dhoker
Written by Needhi Dhoker on Jul 12, 2023
Fashion & beauty fanatic. Tea or coffee dilemmas. John Mayer vibes. Spilling words and swooning over skincare.
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