How To Prevent And Treat Acne On Dark Skin?
Are excess sebum, blemishes, blackheads and spots everyday concerns for you? Then you probably have acne-prone skin. This skin type is fragile and have a sensitive microbiome that needs an adapted skin care routine. Find out more in our article here.
What are the causes of Acne?
The main causes of acne, at all ages, are similar. Acne can be linked to genetics, overactive or deregulated hormones (sex hormones, stress hormones, insulin, etc.), lifestyle (nutrition, skin care, habits, activities) and environmental factors.
Did you know that acne is not just a teenage problem, a lot of adult women and men suffer from Adult Acne.
STEP 1 : Remove makeup
When it comes to removing makeup from acne-prone skin, make sure you go gently, and use a non-drying formula to help keep skin balanced and control sebum production. Epara’s Natural Cleansing Oil is a natural oil to gel makeup remover that dissolves makeup, while soothing and regulating even the most easily irritated skin. Enriched with antibacterial Moringa Oil, brightening Plankton Extract and soothing Ylang Ylang oil. The Organic Melting Oil from Kadalys is also a great option.
STEP 2 : Cleanse gently
The cleanser must allow to eliminate the excess of sebum, traces of pollution and possible make-up, to release the pores, to purify without stripping.
Favor products with specific purifying anti-imperfections formulas with :
- Natural antiseptic active ingredients such as salicylic acid and moringa oil like Melyon's Milk Cleanser or Nebedai's Divine Cleansing Oil.
- Natural soothing, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agents (shea butter, avocado oil) like Freya + Bailey's Awake Cleanser.
STEP 3 : Tone
The Toner - always without alcohol - removes the remaining impurities and allows the skin to rebalance its acidic pH.
STEP 4: Moisturize
Oily skin can be oily because it is dehydrated, so don't be afraid to moisturize! Yes, water makes up 60% of our body, so no healthy skin can be achieved without good hydration. A moisturizing cream allows the skin to regain its role as a protective barrier by preventing the water in the skin from evaporating.
- Avoid: formulas that contain ingredients that can clog pores, such as petroleum derivatives: Vaseline and mineral oils, non-soluble silicones, denatured alcohol that dry out, stimulate sebaceous hypersecretion, inflammation and increase the production of melanin.
- Beware: of the use of certain styling products that cause pimples on the areas near the hair: forehead and temples.
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STEP 4: Protect
On damaged, sensitized skin, and even more so on dark skin, the sun and its rays can weaken the skin and aggravate melanin production in areas with pimples and inflammations. So don't forget to use sun protection!
STEP 5 : Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliation eliminates dead cells, refines the surface of the skin and clears the pores. Beware of mechanical exfoliation with excessively abrasive particles contributes to the aggression of an already fragile epidermis. Choose organic peels and exfoliators instead like the Organic Exfoliating Peeling from Kadalys.
Finally, there is a link (in some cases direct, and in others indirect) between diet and acne so do not neglect the strength of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.