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Skincare mistakes when you're acne-prone!

February 05, 2018

Skincare mistakes when you're acne-prone!

Spot free, glowing skin is everyone's dream. But some seemingly harmless daily habits could actually be sabotaging your efforts and making your breakouts worse! Here are the most common skincare mistakes when caring for acne-prone skin, and what to do instead!

Being too Rough

Harsh, abrasive products or toolscan actually cause you to break out more! Over scrubbing and using harsh brush headson your Barefaced brush can irritate your skin and make it harder for acne to clear and heal.

Stay away!  Make sure your cleansers don't contain any abrasive ingredients and switch your deep cleansing brush heads for softer bristles suitable for sensitive skin. Use a gentle exfoliator a few times a week, and if you're afraid of being too rough with your hands, try the pulse-lift toning mode on Barefaced, which works to clean pores without irritating your skin.

Squeezing pimples

Picking at your spots and pimples can spread the infection, making your skin worse - not better. And even worse, can leave permanent scars! 

As annoying as this is going to sound. Use an acne spot treatment medication and keep your hands away!

Not rinsing enough!

When you rinse, you take away suds along with any dirt and oil pulled from the pores.  If it lies on the dace, chances are when you go to rub in any creams and serums, you re-distribute those irritants back into the pores. 

Be sure to rinse your skin thoroughly after you cleanse. Using your barefaced cleansing brush in the shower saves time, energy and water. WIN!  


Not using moisturizer if your skin is oily

If your skin is shiny or has an oily feel, it doesn't mean you should avoid moisturizing! washing makes your skin relatively dry. All cleansers, even just water, strip some level of moisture from the skin.  Using a light moisturizer will replace this, protect your skin and prep it for makeup.

The same goes for trying to purposefully dry out the skin to combat dryness. ANy kind of harsh soap can actually strip good oils from your skin. Such as Sebum, which helps give skin its flexibility and bounce, Without this, the skin can look lacklustre and destroy the skin's natural barrier of protection. This can increase the risk of irritation and infection! Switch to a gentle moisturiser with low levels of chemicals to reduce the chances of over stripping the skin! 



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