Essentials for Acne Free Skin
For many of us, acne is a source of frustration that can follow us from our adolescence well into our adult life. Being one of the most common skin imperfections, we tend to wonder how to prevent acne flare-ups. Acne medication is often the first resort to address the issue of acne prone skin, but an effective acne treatment starts with proper skin care. Kiehl’s offers a variety of astringent products for oily skin aimed to reduce the appearance of blemishes and redness. Our oil-free, non-drying formulations will cleanse your pores leaving you with healthy and clear skin. Also discover our healthy skin essentials and our full line of body and face moisturizers to complete you skin care routine.
How to Get Rid of Acne?
Getting rid of acne can seem like an arduous and frustrating task, but with the right products it doesn’t have to be. What is important to keep in mind when dealing with acne breakouts is that acne starts beneath the skin - so it is important to use a cleanser that will clean out your pores and remove any dirt or build-up that is causing a breakout. Of course, targeting said spot, without completely drying out your face, is equally important. Spot-treatment gels are great because they can focus on an area - effectively reducing the blemish and minimize pores without dehydrating your skin.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by dead skin cells, excessive sebum or dirt (bacteria) clogging the pores beneath the epidermis skin level and causing an irritable blockage within follicles. This results in what we know as pimples, blackheads or whiteheads. There are many factors that may contribute to this, including hormones, genetics, climate, diet and unhealthy skin care. It is important to be mindful of the cause of your acne in order treat it appropriately.
How to Prevent Acne?
Acne can be prevented through a good skin care routine as well as healthy daily habits. Simple tricks like eating right and drinking lots of water can help prevent outbreaks. Furthermore, cleansing the skin with an oil-free lotion or cleanser is a good start. Ingredients like salicylic acid are helpful for acne-prone skin. It is simply a matter of making sure all oil, dirt and residue (make-up or otherwise) is fully removed from the skin. Clay masks are another great way to ensure that all toxins and dirt are completely drawn out from pores.