Acne-prone skin care routine
- Wash your skin twice daily with a mild cleanser using your fingertips only (no washcloths or scrubbing pads that may contain bacteria). You may wish to use a cleanser containing benzoyl peroxide if you have inflamed breakouts.
- Apply toner or astringent to your face and neck to ensure you have rid the skin of all make-up, dirt and excess oil. If your skin type is dry, use a toner. If you have oily skin, use an astringent that contains alcohol.
- Use acne treatment creams, either prescribed or over-the-counter, on infected areas for spot treatment. Let dry completely.
- Apply moisturizer. Even if your skin is oily, you'll want to use a moisturizer to balance out your skin. Choose a light gel or lotion moisturizer instead of a cream and make sure it is an oil-free product.