Winter Skincare Series: Acne Prone Winter Skincare
by Wendy Kim on Dec 18, 2019
A. Stick to the ingredient that works on your acneIf you have experience with acne you'll probably have your go-to ingredient that you turn to whenever you have acne. Ingredients that are effective and positive for acne will be those that carry anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, or those with calming and gentle exfoliating properties. Yet not every ingredient will work perfectly on your skin and that is why it's important to find the ingredient that you can count on when you struggle with acne. One of the ingredient beloved by acne prone skin is 'mugwort'. Mugwort might not be the most familiar ingredient outside of Asia, however for those who have been keeping an eye on the skincare industry, mugwort is considered as a holy grail ingredient for acne and skin troubles. A little more detail on mugwort : Mugwort extract has the powerful ability to detox the skin by pulling toxins out from the blood thanks to its multitude of antioxidants and vitamins. Not only that, Mugwort has hormonal balancing effects that when applied to the skin, can aid in the treatment of hormonal acne breakouts. Its powerful skin calming and healing effects also can be used in treating adult acne, irritation, redness, and rough skin.
B. Give skin antioxidant & anti-inflammation careWhen it comes to acne, antioxidant and anti-inflammation care is very important. Using the right ingredient is the number one priority for this care but it is also important to use the right method and the right skincare product. Wash-off mask is not a must on your every day skincare routine, however, on days when your skin is struggling with excessive oil or excessive dead skin cells, rather than reaching out for a scrub or a chemical exfoliator that you are not used to, a wash-off mask that will deliver antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effect and balance oli level will be a great choice. Leave it on the skin for a good 10-15 minutes for deep nourishment care and wash off with luke warm water.
C. Focus hydrating the inner layers of the skin
D. Calming care is necessaryThicker cream doesn't mean it is more hydrating or better for the skin. The key to find a good moisturizer is ingredient, the formula and texture that your skin will feel at ease and at comfort and effective hydration. When the wind gets colder and the air becomes drier, make sure you end your skincare routine with a good moisturizer that will continue to deliver anti-bacterial care for your acne but will leave a layer of hydration to lock in the moisture level and ingredients without leaving skin feel uncomfortable.
E. Acne scars are never a flaw but prevent it when you can