How to Choose the Best Acne Skin Care Products


Many people have trouble picking the best skin care products for their needs. This is often especially true of people who have problems with acne or pimples. There are products designed specifically for your skin type on the market, and it is crucial to pick the right products because your skin will benefit from it. If you choose the right products, your skin will look wonderful in no time. But to be able to do that, you must first determine what type of skin you have. To help you, here are some guides.

  • Dry Skin. You can determine this by wiping your face with a tissue. After you have wiped it, there should be no sign of oil on the tissue if you have dry skin. Your skin will most probably feel tight and dry as well. Signs of this skin type usually are flakes and dry patches. If you have this skin type, the most important thing to remember is to moisturize it regularly. In cleaning your skin, many acne products may tend to dry your skin out, leaving it flaky and tight. Over washing your face can also contribute to your skin’s dryness. If you have dry skin, the best products to use are those that focus on moisturizing. Look for products that have labels that indicate they are made especially for dry skin. These products can be a bit expensive since most of them come in three-way systems: cleansing, toning and moisturizing. If you are on a strict budget, you can skip the three-way products and buy an unscented moisturizer. If, however, you have really dry skin that is also very sensitive, choose products with labels noting they’re designed specifically for sensitive skin.

  • Oily Skin. If you have this skin type, your face will probably look shiny on areas like your cheeks, forehead and nose. People with oily skin are more prone to pimples and acne outbreaks since oil can cause pores to clog and result in pimples, so it is important that you regularly wash your face. The best products to choose are those with labels that say they are oil free so as not to add more oil on your face. Clean your face three times a day with a gentle cleanser and use an appropriate toner. Having long hair can also be a problem. If you have long hair, keep it away from your face as much as possible to prevent grease from your hair from getting on your skin. Tie your hair back or use a headband when you sleep at night. Oil and bacteria are the main causes of pimples, so it’s better to prevent them from building up.
  • Combination Skin Type. This is the most common skin type. It is a combination of dry and oily skin. When you have this kind of skin, you T-zone (which is your forehead and nose) are the parts that are oily, and the rest of the face is dry or flaky. This skin type is the hardest with which to deal. Use a gentle foaming wash for your face, and use a toner at least twice a day on the areas that are oily while avoiding the dry parts. If you need to apply moisturizer, apply it only to dry areas while keeping it away from oily areas as much as possible.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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