HOW TO PREVENT ACNE IN 4 STEPS

Acne is a problem that almost everyone has encountered at least once. So, how to prevent acne properly?

To answer this question, Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao, Co – founder and Medical Director of Grace Skincare Clinic has outlined 4 steps that you should follow to prevent acne effectively.

Find out your skin type before asking how to prevent acne

Don’t be subjective and skip learning about your skin type, because this step is very important for skin care and even for skin treatment. You should go to a prestigious dermatology clinic to have skin analysis and examination, so that you can accurately identify your skin type and decide which cleanser or skincare products to choose. This can help prevent your acne from getting worse. Having skin analysis and examination with a dermatologist can also help detect other skin problems that are invisible to the naked eyes. Here are some common skin types:

Oily skin: Skin that over produces sebum and might have acne. Oily skin is easily recognized by large pores and greasy facial skin.

Combination skin: is quite common. For many people, different areas of your skin may be normal, dry, or oily. The most common oily areas are the forehead, nose, and chin (The T-zone). Combination skin is recognized by large pores in the T-zone and black heads on the nose.

Normal skin: is healthy and well balanced. Facial skin is smooth, not too oily or too dry, with small pores.
Sensitive skin: is a skin condition. People with sensitive skin tend to have a thinner outer skin layer which is easily irritated and reacts readily to household products and environmental irritants.

Dry skin: is a condition in which the skin has a hard time hydrating itself because it lacks lipids (fats), water, or both. When you have dry skin, your facial skin looks really flaky.

Find out what causes acne

  • Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria:
  • Too much oil produced by your follicles
  • Excessive keratinization of skin, which clogs skin pores
  • Propionnicacterium acnes bacteria (P. Acne) built up in your pores
  • Hormonal changes (Androgen hormone)

Medically, there are many methods to treat acne, as well as skin care methods to prevent acne recurring.

Choose the right cleanser for your acne skin

There are thousands of facial cleanser products on the market. So which cleanser should you choose to prevent acne properly? Here are some points to keep in mind when choosing a face cleanser:

Clear-origin cleansers: It must be difficult for you to choose a cleanser while there are a lot of different cleansers on the market. Grace Skincare Clinic recommend that you should use cleansers with clear origin and are from famous and reputable brands.

Mild, non-abrasive, non-alcoholic facial cleansing: There are many differences between acne skin and normal skin. Acne is often associated with oily skin or combination skin. Therefore, the dermatologists at Grace Skincare Clinic recommend choosing a mild cleanser with a pH of 5.5, close to the pH of normal skin or cleanser without soap. Washing your face with too much soap will remove the oil from your skin’s surface, stimulating the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, cause more acne. Or you should consult Dermatologist for advice about cleanser for your skin. For acne-prone skin, some products will have ingredients such as salicylic acid that will unclogs pores, benzoyl peroxide that helps reduce inflammation, etc.

Follow 4 daily washing steps to prevent acne properly

Step 1: Wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Then wet your face with warm water to open the pores.

Step 2: Put cleanser in the middle of the hand, use the other hand to rub evenly and gently and spread over the face.

Step 3: Massage gently from the inside out and from the bottom to the top. You should focus on rubbing the T-zone and the sides of your nose because these areas are prone to sebum secretion and have a lot of dirt.

Step 4: Wash your face with cool water and gently wipe your face with a towel before using moisturizer or acne treatment products.

In addition, you should note the following points during the wash to prevent acne and take better care of your skin:

  • Only use mild warm water and cool water when washing your face. Hot water will affect the natural protective film which results in more oil and can cause more acne.
  • You should wash your face according to the 4 steps above immediately after removing makeup.
  • Do not wash your face with the cleanser more than 2 times a day.

Grace Skincare Clinic hopes that our guidelines about How to prevent acne in 4 steps can provide you with the essential knowledge of preventing acne. To learn more, see the article 14 Simple Ways to Prevent Acne effectively. However, we recommend that you make an appointment with your Dermatologist to find out more about effective acne treatment and prevention.

Grace Skincare Clinic in Ho Chi Minh City is a dermatological clinic with a team of professionals and modern imported equipment by FDA (USA) and CE (Europe) standards. Furthermore, you will be examined, appointed and monitored during your treatment by Dr. Hun Kim Thao, a Dermatologist with 15 years of experience and more than 15,000 cases of acne treatment.

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