Are pimples and acne your enemy #1? Are you always ready to try the next gadget, the late night infomercial products, and the spinning gizmos to get skin that is acne free? It makes sense – a single pimple can ruin the day, and several of them can be devastating. But don’t get fooled into using products and tools designed to harass your acne – they’ll only make it angry. And when acne gets angry, it calls in more of its friends. You need products for acne that work to nourish your skin, not anger it.
Stop harassing acne and start nourishing your skin. Follow my easy Acne Don’ts for a clear, acne-free complexion – (I’ll share my Acne Dos next week):
Don’t use spinning cleansing brushes.
There’s been a huge trend lately in rotating brushes – and some have (shockingly) been marketed specifically to those who have acne. This is the classic definition of “harassing” acne. An experienced skin care professional would never use a rotating brush – even the gentle brushes – during a facial on a client with acne. It is simply too aggressive, causing irritation, and a potential overproduction of oil. It does more harm than good for acne.
Don’t use products formulated with fragrance or “parfum”.
Skin care manufacturers will add artificial fragrances to a product in order to mask the scent of lower quality ingredients. Check the labels. You’ll be surprised at what you find.
Don’t pop a pimple – either with your hands or a blemish extractor.
The best way to get more pimples is to pop one. The process does not rid your skin of acne. It only pushes bacteria deeper into the skin, causing it to spread to other areas of the face. Plus, it can result in permanently scarring. Leave extractions to the pros.
Are you currently dealing with acne pimples? Ask me any questions in the comments below!