Is it possible to get tough on acne without roughing up sensitive skin?
Yes — as long as you take the right approach specific to your skincare needs.
Having both acne-prone and sensitive skin can be a big challenge for most who are trying to find solutions? "One reason is because most skin care ingredients used to treat acne contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These two ingredients can seriously inflame and irritate sensitive skin."
So, what can you do?
Use a gentle cleanser to remove oil
It's important to wash your face each night to remove the surface oil and makeup that can contribute to acne, but you don't want a cleanser that strips your skin of all its moisture. Look for a gentle cleanser that will remove surface oils and makeup without stripping and disrupting your natural pH. *Orique Cleanser cleanses gently without irritating your skin. It's oil-free, soap-free and hypoallergenic.
What about exfoliation?
No exfoliation! Scrubbing the skin will disrupt acne and spread bacteria, resulting in more acne forming, increased inflammation and redness.
Topical solutions and moisturizers
Lightweight oil-free moisturizers will keep your sensitive skin hydrated and balanced, without breaking you out. *Try Orique Xerominus® to keep your skin hydrated and soothing.
Home Self Remedy : All-natural skin care regime for sensitive, acne-prone skin. "Mix a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil in a bowl of water, soak a washcloth and wash your skin with it. Lavender or tea tree oil not only soothes and heals sensitive skin, but it's great for calming acne. It's antiseptic, antibacterial and has a decongestant effect."
Use a new washcloth each day
Cleanse your face with a soft, gentle washcloth made of lightweight terry cloth or soft cotton flannel. Avoid reuse the cloth, because it may adding unwanted bacteria to your skin.
Avoid pore-clogging ingredients
Skin care products that contain isopropyl palmitate, laureth-4, octyl stearate and sodium lauryl sulfate can clog pores and cause acne. so always read the labels and steer clear of products containing these pore cloggers and irritants to sensitive skin.
Finally, your diet can have a big effect on your sensitive, acne-prone skin. Sugar is not a direct cause of acne, but for some, items like sugar, caffeine and complex carbs can trigger inflammation in the body.