Should you exfoliate acne prone skin? | Skin Perfection

Should you exfoliate acne prone skin?

When it comes to acne prone skin, your skincare routine should be unique to your skin type. As each skin is different, what may work for your friend, not necessarily be suitable for your grade of acne. However when it comes to the basic steps of a routine there are rules you should still follow, such as moisturising. And you should also exfoliate acne prone skin regularly. But will that cause more breakouts? Not at all. 

Should you exfoliate acne prone skin?

Most certainly! It doesn’t matter whether you have mild or severe acne, regular exfoliation will make your skin smoother and softer while also brighten your complexion. Exfoliation will prevent your pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells and excess oils. Which means it will help to reduce your breakouts. 

Exfoliation with acne prone skin

As we established exfoliation is key to keep your skin clear of acne, however if you suffer from breakouts and sensitive skin, you must avoid harsh scrubs, sponges and cloths that could irritate your skin. 

Instead of physical exfoliants you should opt for chemical exfoliants.  Chemical exfoliants use acids ( glycolic, lactic, salicylic acids) or enzymes to dissolve the glue that holds dead skin cells together without any irritating scrubbing action.

While all chemical exfoliants can reach the deeper layers of the skin, one ingredient in particular perfectly formulated for this is salicylic acid.  Salicylic acid is an oil soluble exfoliant that goes deep into your pores to clear acne and blackheads. As it’s anti- inflammatory it will also help to calm your skin and minimise redness.

To find out which skincare matches your grade of acne best,  why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your skin journey  at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of  your skin.

During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you  a personalised treatment plan.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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