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The ideal skincare routine

Being prone to acne requires special care to prevent pimples and stop the risk factors of acne.

Here is an anti-acne skincare routine:

Use a cream cleanser

Naturally, the skin is loaded in nutrients and natural oils; however, these substances start to disappear as we age, and the skin gets quite dry.

For this reason, it is crucial to use a nourishing cream to cleanse your skin instead of a foaming one. By using a cream cleanser, you will supplement your skin with all the necessary substances and restore its natural brightness.

Apply a serum

The main principle to keep in mind before choosing an anti-ageing serum is to read the label and see which ingredients it contains.

Two major ingredients that every serum needs to have are vitamin A and vitamin C; these two compounds have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties that can reduce the damage endured by your skin at the cellular level.

Use facial oil

As we mentioned earlier, the skin loses oils as it matures, resulting in drier, non-smooth looking skin. This effect is further exacerbated by chronic exposure to UV light.

To counter this process, start using facial oil to nourish your skin cells again and help them maintain moisture for longer periods of time.

Always apply sunscreen

The worst enemy of your skin is the sun. In fact, dermatologists classify the damage caused by the sun in a separate category known as photoaging.

Therefore, the use of sunscreen is essential since it blocks all that harmful UV radiation. It is also important to use it every day no matter how cloudy or cold it feels outside.

In a 2016 study, researchers found that daily use of a large spectrum sunscreen can flatten out wrinkles, reduce age spots, and make the skin looks smoother.

Overall, the results suggest that the daily use of a photostable, broad-spectrum sunscreen not only prevents additional photoaging but may improve some of the signs of accumulated photodamage.

Be careful with your makeup

Sleeping without removing your makeup is a big mistake for all age groups. Makeup will clog up the pores of your skin, blocking its contact with the ambient air.

Additionally, you should be gentle when removing your makeup to avoid causing any more damage to the skin.

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