The Basic Rules of Skin Care & Acne Treatment

Have a daily skincare routine

To maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. You should follow these 4 key rules :

  • Cleansing. Clean your face daily but no more than twice a day using a gentle face wash.
  • Moisturizing. Use one that is lightweight, gel-based, and doesn’t block your pores. For dry skin, you may want to use a cream-based moisturizer.
  • Serums. A serum that is packed with vitamins like vitamin C or growth factors or peptides is best in the morning along with under sunscreen of course. Retinol or prescription retinoids are best to use in the evening.
  • Sunscreen. Of course, always apply sunscreen with at least 30 SPF 15 minutes before heading outside, as it takes a while for sunscreen to activate. Darker skin tones need more sun protection because hyperpigmentation is harder to correct.

Eat and drink with your skin in mind

Supply your body with beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals, and the right nutrients to get the glow you desire. Similarly, there are some food and drinks you’ll need to avoid if you want to keep your skin healthy – fried foods, soda, alcohol, candy, salty snacks, processed meats, and energy drinks, to name a few.

You also need to make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day – it’s a skincare no-brainer. If you ask any model what their top skincare secret is, it’s to always stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. If you’re not drinking enough water, it can make your skin look dull and emphasize fine lines (you should aim for at least 2 liters a day).


An essential step in any good skincare regime is of course exfoliation. There are two types of exfoliators; physical and chemical exfoliants. We’d recommend using a chemical exfoliant as physical exfoliators are slightly more abrasive and you have the tendency to push too hard, and therefore increase the risk of damage. By using chemical exfoliator like AHAs or BHAs or an enzyme-based formula, which penetrates your skin, dislodging and dissolving dead skin cells while promoting skin regeneration, leaving your skin clean and radiant. Make sure you only use a chemical exfoliant two to three times a week to avoid over-exfoliation.

Don’t pick!

It’s tempting to pick those problem areas but picking at acne, blackheads, scabs, or other skin problems can cause open wounds or darker skin spots known as hyperpigmentation. Open wounds can lead to infections, more acne, or scars. The deeper the wound, the more likely your skin will scar.

Get a professional facial

So we all know it’s great to be pampered and a facial is just the way to make you feel like a million bucks. Facials also help reduce the impact of sun exposure, smoking and other environmental factors as well as incorrect product use. A professional facial by a licensed aesthetician will help clear clogged pores, quench parched skin and remove dead cells. Facials involve some massage which aids in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.  The facial massage also helps to relax facial muscles which can slow the onset of wrinkles on the face. Puffiness reduction, sagging in the face and skin cell renewal are additional benefits from these massage techniques.

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