Having a clear skin with no blemishes or acne is skin goals for every person but it is difficult to maintain a healthy skin because of the pollution and hormonal changes of our body. Pimples can appear anywhere on your body but the face is the most common area. It usually occurs because of clogged pores but other times it is hormonal imbalances. The best way to treat acne is by developing a customised solution for every skin type.

HERE’S HOW TO TREAT ACNE ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKIN:

1. NORMAL SKIN

Normal skin is more likely to get whiteheads and blackheads than full-grown pimples, which makes acne more manageable. Whiteheads are caused when pores get clogged with bacteria, oil, and dust while blackheads are pores that didn’t close and got filled with dust. The very first thing that you will have to do is buy an over-the-counter ointment with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Apply the ointment all over your face because it not only unclogs the whiteheads and blackheads but also prevents others from forming. If you experience regular growth of these types of acne include the ointment in your skincare routine. Apply it every two days and you will see your skin clearing up.

2. DRY SKIN

Acne isn’t as uncommon on dry skin as you think. People with dry skin are more susceptible to adult acne caused by bacterial invasion. Most of the times, you find over-the-counter products made for acne on oily skin, which makes it difficult to try acne on dry skin. Stop using cosmetics until the pimples go down. Use a chemical-free cleanser and toner to remove the bacteria and apply a generous amount of moisturizer on your face to avoid peeling. Avoid using products with menthol, witch hazel, or alcohol as it can dry your skin more and become the perfect ground for bacteria to attack.

3. OILY SKIN

You are most likely to suffer from acne if you have oily skin but there’s one simple trick to prevent it. Wash your face with plain water every two hours to wash away the oil, so your pores don’t get clogged. Make an astringent a part of your daily routine to reduce the size of your pores and remove excess oil from the source.

Ointments with topical retinoids or salicylic acid are the best to treat acne on oily skin because they clean out the pores and reduce their size simultaneously. Use water-based products to minimize the oil content of your face. Don’t use a scrub because it enlarges the pores, which then get filled with oil, bacteria, and dust.

4. COMBINATION SKIN

Use a gentle cleanser to clean out the clogged dust and bacteria and massage your face with a moisturiser for deep nourishment. If a part of your face feels oily, use a blotting paper to dab the oil away. Since acne on combination skin is easy to treat, use salicylic acid only when there’s a breakout that you can’t handle with a cleanser. You can use a scrub designed for normal skin two days a week to reduce oil collection.

The best way to prevent acne is by eating healthy, drinking a lot of water, and using a mild face wash twice a day to clean out the toxins and dirt.

Ritika Tiwari
Freelance Writer/ Blogger/ Content Strategist