Sensitive acne skin is difficult to take care of because of its easily irritated and red nature. The following article, will guide you how to choose the best care products to control this “difficult” skin.
Why is sensitive skin prone to acne?
Unlike other skin types, sensitive skin is very responsive to changes such as weather changes, water sources, skin care products. Even hormonal changes can cause skin to become flaky, itchy, red, and even acne-prone.
Therefore, sensitive skin has a very weak skin barrier. This makes the skin very susceptible to attack by harmful agents including the acne bacteria P.acnes.
Choose the best care products for sensitive acne skin
How to control irritation, acne in sensitive skin is a question that we receive a lot in the past time. Many of you wonder whether to use product A or whether to use product B or use product C to cause skin irritation. Don’t worry, in today’s article, we will help you discover a new direction when taking care of this “fluffy” skin.
Cleansing is an important step no matter what skin type you have. However, for sensitive skin, choosing a facial cleanser is more difficult than ever. Here are a few key determinants you need to focus on.
The first is soap or strong detergents that are the first ingredients you need to put on your “blacklist” right away. Soap will make the lipid layer on the skin become weaker and drier. This is the reason why irritation, clogged pores and pimples on sensitive skin become worse.
Fragrances or fragrances are also ingredients that make sensitive acne skin more prone to irritation. According to research, up to 90% of customers tend to prefer fragranced care products over products without. The use of cleaning products containing fragrances not only makes the rash, redness and swelling worse, but also causes collagen bonds on the skin to break, causing premature aging on the skin.
Therefore, choosing cleaning products specifically for sensitive skin is a smart choice. Cleaning products for sensitive skin need to meet the following criteria:
- Say no to soaps and harsh detergents.
- No fragrances and colorants.
- Does not contain harmful ingredients that cause skin irritation.
- Has a pH 5.5-6.5 suitable for skin.
At Paula’s Choice Skincare, we never add any harmful fragrances, colorants or preservatives to our cleaning products. There are so many ingredients that work well without irritating the skin. If you’re looking for a cleanser for sensitive acne-prone skin, don’t miss our cleanser collection .
Once again we want to emphasize the importance of moisturizing acne skin. Sensitive skin has a weakened skin barrier and is easily attacked by acne-causing bacteria. Regular moisturizing not only helps to replenish moisture and control excess oil, but also adds intensive nutrients, restoring healthy skin.
When choosing a moisturizer for sensitive acne-prone skin, you should choose moisturizers that contain gel or cream textures that are quickly absorbed and are not greasy. Moisturizing formula prioritizes mild and benign ingredients such as: Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Beta-Glucan, Ceramides, Niacinamide or plant extracts such as licorice extract or aloe vera extract.
Alcohol, fragrances, and fragrances are harmful ingredients that you should also avoid when choosing a moisturizer for sensitive skin .
Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid are researched and proven to be a safe and effective acne duo that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. Considered a pair of anti-acne products, Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid are the duo trusted and used by many beauty lovers. While Salicylic Acid has the effect of exfoliating, reducing clogged pores, Benzoyl Peroxide quickly destroys acne, anti-inflammatory and prevents acne darkening for smooth, youthful skin.
You are completely safe to use this duo if you have sensitive skin. Start with a low concentration and frequency so your skin can get used to it and prevent irritation.
- Recommended Concentration for Beginners: 1% BHA + 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
- Recommended concentrations for people who are used to: 2% BHA + 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide for mild to moderate acne skin; and 2% BHA + 5% Benzoyl Peroxide for severe acne, inflammatory acne, pustules.
Note when taking care of sensitive acne skin
Here are 3 notes when taking care of sensitive acne skin for you:
- Use a physical sunscreen instead of a chemical sunscreen to prevent irritation.
- Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen labeled Broad Spectrum with SPF 30 or higher.
- Avoid choosing products that contain oily skin care. Mineral oil will make clogged skin worse.
Recommended acne sensitive skin care routine from Paula’s Choice:
Above is information on how to care for sensitive acne skin for you. For any questions and product advice, please contact Paula’s Choice Cosmetics at hotline 1900 6409 or 0973 78 2001 for the fastest response.