Acne-prone skin is the most difficult skin type to find the right products for. It is because acne-prone faces various issues, such as pimples, blemishes, and congested pores. The wrong product can aggravate the oiliness and acne by clogging the pores. If you are wondering how to build a skincare routine for acne-prone skin, beauty blogger Steffanie (@brighterdarling) can help you out.
Steffanie started her blog brighterdarling.com in 2015. She holds degrees in journalism and innovation management and has worked in public relations and marketing. On her blog, Steffanie reviews several clean beauty products, which include both skincare and makeup.
Steffanie has oily skin, which is prone to hormonal breakouts and congestion. Here are some of her favorite products to help deal with these skin concerns.
Steffanie’s Top 4 Products for Acne-Prone Skin
1. Calming Facial Oil
Steffanie admits that most facial oils do not work for oily or acne-prone skin. However, facial oil with Squalane and Abyssinian oil has been an exception. Squalane is a lightweight oil, which is very similar to our skin’s natural oils, and Abyssinian oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Together, these oils help Steffanie to moisturize her skin and heal her acne.
2. Depigmentation Serum
Acne-prone skin has to deal with hyperpigmentation or blemishes due to pimples. For this, Steffanie likes to use a depigmentation serum with targeted actives. Her favorite ingredients to tackle pigmentation are Vitamin C, Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid, and Niacinamide. She recommends using a serum that contains these compounds to fade your blemishes quickly.
3. Tinted Sunscreen
A tinted sunscreen kills two birds with one stone for acne-prone skin. Firstly, it protects the skin against UV rays that can worsen blemishes and pigmentation. And secondly, the tint covers up the existing blemishes to offer a more even skin tone. Steffanie’s favorite sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen with SPF 50. Mineral sunscreens are a safer choice for sensitive skin, and SPF 50 offers ample protection from sunlight.
4. Pressed Powder
A good pressed powder is an essential product for oily or acne-prone skin. It absorbs excess oil and prevents the face from becoming shiny. Also, it conceals any acne or blemishes. Steffanie recommends a pressed powder that is not too mattifying as it can exaggerate skin texture. She prefers pressed powders with clean ingredients that offer a silky finish.
Try out these top recommendations from Steffanie to sort out your skincare routine. To know more about her favorites, check out the full blog post on www.brighterdarling.com