A five point guide on Acne Beginners. – Millennial Scribbler

A five point guide on Acne Beginners.

A five point Guide on Acne for Beginners

A five point guide for acne

Guide on acne for beginners

Acne is one of the most common skin concerns among teenagers and even for people in their twenties. Since it is such a common concern, there are many misconceptions regarding it too. In this article, I will be sharing all the basic framework of knowledge which is necessary to begin your acne journey, and also some mistakes I committed and things I wish I knew few years ago.

  1. Acne can’t be cured

This point comes as a disclaimer that every YouTube video with titles like “cUrE yOuR aCnE iN 1 wEeK” should come with. No matter what you do to your skin, the costly or fancy products you buy, the number of steps in your skincare routine, the dermatologist and Esthetician you go to, you cannot “cure” acne. You can only “CONTROL” your acne. one need to switch in lifestyle, diet and  proper skincare to keep acne at bay.

  1. Washing your face 4596894589589 times a day won’t solve your problems

Proper hygiene is a basic etiquette but lack of it has very little to do with chronic acne problems. Washing your face twice a day, keeping your clothes, bed-sheets, pillow covers, blankets and towels clean and washing your makeup brushes is enough to prevent acne caused by contact of dust and microbes. Cleaning your face frequently throughout the day can strip natural oil and that will irritate skin and will aggravate the problem. 

  1. Choose a gentle cleanser

Washing your face regularly with foaming and gel cleansers in order to remove all traces of sebum seems logical when you learn that excess sebum is one of the most common causes of acne. But stripping your skin  and not replenishing it later(the next point) will lead to over production of sebum and cause even more acne! Choose a gentle cleanser and don’t overuse it. Also, double cleanse with an oil or balm when wearing makeup.

  1. You should not skip moisturizer

 Replenishing the skin is important. Even if you have oily skin, you should moisturize your face. Using a suitable product will help on calming down acne and controlling the sebum production. Many people freak out by the thought of it, but facial oils are great for oily and acne prone skin. We are basically tricking the skin onto lowering its sebum production by making it think that “yahan to already tel hi tel he”

Look for facial oils with a comedogenic (pore clogging) rating of zero like argan oil, grape seed oil, etc. Look for keywords like “cold pressed” or ”undiluted” etc to insure good quality.

  1. Sunscreen is a must

Many people skip  sunscreens, have fear of the “chemicals” in them and other misconceptions or use a very tiny amount or a very low SPF another worst is DIY SUNSCREEN!!!!

First of all, sunscreens go through various regulations and are completely safe, there are even more gentle options for kids, pregnant or lactating women, and people with very sensitive skin in general. There is a sunscreen formulated and textured for EVERYONE.

Sun damage doesn’t just cause tanning. It causes hyper-pigmentation, and increase  sebum productions among many other major damages like premature aging. So using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50+(30 or more is the minimum requirement) and a rating of PA+++(atleast) is recommended to prevent sun damage. Your regular cotton dupatta wrapped on your face won’t block the UVA and UVB rays.

That’s a wrap!!!

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Varsha Nitin
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I have closely watched my sister’s journey for acne-prone skin type. In her initial teenage days, she never listened to our advice and kept poking the pimple and they are now acne scars. It takes ages to get that smooth and flawless skin for acne-prone individuals. This information comes handy for beginners. I would like to add a gentle soothing clay mask that helps soothe the inflamed skin and removes dirt effortlessly and can be followed up with an unclogging oil or light moisturizer.

Khushboo
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Khushboo

That’s a very informative post for beginners. All the points you mentioned is really helpful.

Aritro Chattopadhyay
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These are such helpful points on people having acne issues. Totally loving the blog post.

Jhilmil
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That’s a great post, well my skin isn’t prone to acne but yet cleansing and moisturizing are very important steps for healthy skin

Siddhi
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Skin problems can come unannounced and i believe we need to thoroughly educate ourselves about it. Acne can be a huge problem and this post solves most of my queries related to it.

Jhilmil D Saha
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These points are very important and will be highly effective in prevention or further cause of breakouts.

Ishieta
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This is very good step by step helpful article for people home have acne and I think irrespective of the age the minute darkness starts if one follow these steps it would be so helpful to keep them at bay

Aditi Vashishtha
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Aditi Vashishtha

Thanks for sharing this guide,earlier I never used to moisturize when I had acne ,a your points are amazing.

Aditi

Dr Bushra
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Dr Bushra

Agree that acne can’t be cure no matter how many fancy products we use. Since I’ve acne prone skin, I use to moisturise it well

 

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