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The SkinAddict’s Guide to Navigating Acne Prone Skin

Whether you're battling with acne or have acne-prone skin, understanding the condition is the first step towards managing it effectively. This guide, courtesy of the skincare professionals at SkinAddict, aims to empower you with knowledge and practical advice.

Guide to Navigating Acne Prone Skin

Welcome to SkinAddict’s comprehensive guide to understanding and managing acne. As skincare professionals, we understand the impact acne can have on self-confidence and overall well-being. This guide is designed to empower you with knowledge, from understanding the causes and types of acne, through to navigating acne-prone skin, the role of diet, and the significance of professional skincare advice and products.

Navigating through the maze of advice, myths and products can be challenging when you have acne-prone skin. The key to managing this skin type is understanding its characteristics and needs. When your skin is acne-prone, it tends to produce more oil than normal, leading to clogged pores and, consequently, acne.

Here are some tried and tested strategies from our experts at SkinAddict to help you navigate this tricky terrain:

Maintain Skin Cleanliness

Acne-prone skin requires gentle, yet effective cleansing. Over-washing or harsh scrubbing can exacerbate acne by irritating the skin and increasing oil production. Opt for a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser that can clean your pores without clogging them.

We’d highly recommend Environ Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser or DermaQuest’s DermaClear Cleanser

Invest in the Right Skincare Products

Ingredients matter when it comes to acne-prone skin. Seek out products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or niacinamide, which are known to combat acne effectively. Avoid products with a heavy, creamy consistency that can make your skin oilier.

With this all in mind our skincare experts highly recommend the following products to use as part of your routine. 

Obagi Clenziderm – use in the morning and evening before your other products

Dermaclear Cleanser – use in the morning and evening before your other products

ANP’s Accumax – We advise taking 4 capsules a day for a minimum of 14 weeks, after which you may wish to reduce to one or two a day for a further few weeks.

Medik8 Physical Sunscreen – apply in the morning to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays-

DermaQuest Dermaclear Pads – use every other evening after cleansing –

Obagi Retinol 1.0 – apply in the evening after your moisturiser –

If your acne still doesn’t clear, we’d recommend you to complete the Obagi or ZO consultation to access medical acne products. They will contain stronger ingredients such as stronger forms of Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, which works as an antiseptic to reduce bacteria on the surface of your skin. Thus helping your pores shed dead skin and excess sebum. 

Obagi consultation form

ZO consultation form

Take Care of Your Overall Health

Remember, your skin is a reflection of your overall health. A well-balanced diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and good stress management techniques are all part of the bigger picture when it comes to managing acne-prone skin.

Avoid Skincare Myths

It’s easy to get swayed by popular skincare myths. Acne is not a result of dirty skin, and scrubbing your skin raw will not cure it. Chocolate or greasy foods do not directly cause acne, though a balanced diet is always beneficial for your skin. Understanding these misconceptions can help avoid unnecessary distress and ineffective treatments.

SkinAddict’s personalised and professional approach ensures you get the best advice and products suitable for your specific skin needs. We are always here to help guide you on your journey towards healthier, clearer skin.

How we can help you?

Armed with the knowledge from this comprehensive guide, you are now better equipped to manage your acne or acne-prone skin effectively. Remember, at SkinAddict, we’re here to support you on your journey towards healthier skin. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more personalised advice or product recommendations. As always, our emails are open. Please contact us on [email protected] for a free consultation and skincare advice. 

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