Dealing with acne can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. Acne breakouts can be caused by a variety of factors such as hormones & diet. With so many products available in the market, it's easy to fall victim to the misconception that harsh oil-stripping products are the best solution for all acne-prone skin types. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.
In this skin school post, we’ll be discussing an acne skincare routine and why hydrating and nourishing skincare products, such as those from Ella & Jo Cosmetics, maybe the key to healing your skin and reducing acne.
Acne Skin Care Routine
Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser that won't dry out the skin. Avoid using harsh soaps or scrubs as they can aggravate and irritate the skin, leading to further breakouts. Make sure to cleanse twice a day, once in the morning and again at night before bed.
- Double Cleanse:
If you struggle with acne, you may want to consider double cleansing. Double cleansing is a two-step process where you first use an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and other impurities on the skin’s surface, followed by a water-based cleanser to deep clean the skin. Double cleansing ensures that all dirt and impurities are removed from your skin and can be incredibly beneficial for those with acne-prone or oily skin. To learn more about this practice, check out our blog post on double cleansing here.
Follow-up cleansing with a toner that helps to remove any remaining impurities and balance the pH levels of your skin. Toners can also reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation caused by acne breakouts.
Apply an acne treatment directly to individual blemishes or affected areas of your face to target them specifically. This will help you reduce inflammation and clear up blemishes more quickly.
After treating blemishes use a lightweight moisturiser to hydrate your skin without clogging pores or creating further breakouts. Look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which attract moisture from the environment into your skin cells for all-day hydration.
Don’t forget sunscreen! Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every morning after applying moisturiser to protect your face from damaging UV rays which can worsen existing breakouts or cause new ones to form.
In addition to this acne skincare routine, it is also important to regularly clean makeup brushes and sponges as bacteria can accumulate on them over time, causing breakouts if used again on the face without proper sanitisation first. To keep your brushes bacteria-free, treat them with Squeaky Clean brush cleaner at least once a week before allowing them to dry completely before use again on the face or body.
Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that everyone's skin is unique and what works for one person may not work for another. If your current routine isn’t providing the results you want, don’t be afraid to switch up some of the products or consult a dermatologist for personalised skincare advice. No matter what type of skin you have, having a consistent skincare routine is the key to healthy and clear skin.
It's also important to be mindful of other lifestyle factors that may contribute to breakouts, such as diet and stress levels. Eating a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can help keep skin clear from the inside out.
Skincare for Acne
The Ella & Jo skincare range has been thoughtfully formulated to provide nourishment and hydration to the skin, effectively aiding in combatting acne.
Treat acne with serum
One of our signature products is the Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum. This serum contains a potent blend of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and matrixyl 3000, which work together to boost hydration, reduce inflammation, and even out skin tone. Its lightweight texture makes it perfect for layering under your favourite moisturiser, helping to keep your skin plump and healthy.
Hydration for acne-prone skin
Ella & Jo is their 3-in-1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist. This multitasking mist can be used as a toner after cleansing, as a refreshing mid-day pick-me-up, to provide a cooling effect to irritated skin or as a setting spray to lock in your makeup. Its key ingredients include hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and green tea extract, which help to soothe and hydrate your skin while reducing the appearance of pores.
How to exfoliate face acne
The Glow Up Enzyme Mask is another great addition to your acne skincare routine. This gently exfoliating mask is packed with a blend of enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins that help to nourish, repair, and renew your skin. Its blend of ingredients helps to enhance and revitalize the skin, unclog pores, and promote cell regeneration, resulting in a fresh, smooth, and naturally radiant complexion.
Finally, Ella & Jo's Cleanse Off Mitt is a mitt for cleansing your face that can help to remove makeup and impurities. This mitt is made from a unique microfiber material that gently exfoliates your skin while removing dirt, oil, and makeup. It's reusable, machine-washable, and eco-friendly, making it a great alternative to disposable makeup wipes.
Acne can be a challenging skin concern to manage, but with the right skincare products and tools, it is possible to reduce its impact. Ella & Jo Cosmetics offers a range of hydrating and nourishing products that help to heal and soothe acne-prone skin. By incorporating these products into your skincare routine and using clean makeup brushes and tools, you can take the first step towards clearer, healthier skin. Don't give up hope – say goodbye to acne with Ella & Jo Cosmetics.