If your suffer from acne then a good skin care routine can help you prevent breakouts by removing excess oil, keeping pores clear and helping existing blemishes to heal. Following is a acne skin care routine you should follow:
- Cleanse your skin gently but well using your fingers or a soft washcloth; do not use rough pads or scrub aggressively since this could make your condition worse. Use a cleanser that is right for your skin and that contains either salicylic acid or benzol peroxide.
- Use an astringent or toner to help remove excess oil, tone your skin and hydrate it. This should be gently smoothed over your skin.
- Apply any acne treatment medications that you use. After the toner you used in the previous step has dried completely, apply your acne treatment according to the directions for its use.
- Finally apply an oil-free moisturizer of gel; acne medications can dry out the skin and this is an important step for helping your skin remain hydrated and healthy.