Creating the perfect routine for acne-prone skin is like pulling teeth. You have to test out a lot of products first before you can find the ones that will work for you.
In essence, this means spending a lot of time, effort and money.
Because of how stressful the process is, a lot of people skip it and would just prefer to randomly pick products and hope for the best.
If you are one of those people, you are committing a really serious mistake.
You see, one of the reasons your skin is breaking out is because of the same products you are using to take care of it. The wrong formula and the wrong ingredients can easily cause your pores to get irritated and inflamed.
And you know what else?
Missing products in your routine can also cause acne. Take, for example, moisturizers.
A lot of people with acne-prone skin would cringe at the idea of applying a moisturizer. They think that the product can cause their skin to produce more oil, triggering more breakouts.
The truth, however, is that moisturizers are necessary for clearing your acne. If your skin gets dry and dehydrated, it’s forced to produce more oil in an attempt to compensate.
And you can get more problems from that.
Now, to help you understand the other things that can cause acne, check out this really helpful infographic below by ThankYourSkin
By Hannah Do
Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information.
She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research.