No matter how well you look after your face, if you have temperamental skin there’s always going to be something internal that can trigger a breakout. Anything from stress, hormone imbalances or changes in your diet can have an impact on your skin.
However, there are a few simple steps you can take to help tackle adult acne.
✨ Who'd have thought you can wash your face too much?! Make sure to wash your face just twice a day as over washing can irritate the skin and actually make symptoms worse.
✨ Use lukewarm water when washing your face. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse - and no one wants that!
✨ Wash the affected area with a gentle soap or cleanser. As much as we all love an elaborate skincare routine, very strong products can irritate the skin and cause redness.
✨ Leave your spots alone! It can be tempting to squeeze spots but this can make them worse and can even cause permanent scarring.
✨ Wash affected areas before going to bed! Remove any make-up and cosmetics to reduce the chances of it blocking your pores. Allow your skin a chance to ‘breathe’.
✨ Get regular exercise especially in the fresh air. Not only is this good for your skin, it can also help boost your mood and improve your self-confidence.
✨ Wash after exercise to prevent sweat irritating your skin. No more skipping the shower after a morning spin class!
✨ Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, balanced diet. This sounds obvious but foods that contain anti-oxidants (such as fruit and vegetables) help your skin to renew and repair. Another reason to get your 5 a day!
✨ Use a targeted LED light therapy treatment such as Lumie Clear, using both blue and red light to kill acne-causing bacteria and sooth redness and inflammation.