Acne skincare routine

What is acne and what causes it?


Ance is a skin condition that is mostly associated with teenagers, but it often occurs in adult life as well. Acne skin has an unhealthy, gray color, looks tired and dull, in addition to pimples and other kinds of skin lesions.


Acne can be caused by a number of different factors and it is impossible to single out just one. That’s why dermatologists refer to it as “multifactorial”. The occurrence of spots is followed up by: excessive sebum production, inflammatory processes, disorders of the keratosis of the hair follicles, and excessive multiplication of bacteria in the hair follicles. The presence of bacteria converts sebum into free fatty acids, which in turn causes inflammation in the skin and the formation of spots and pimples.


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Types of acne


Non-inflammatory:

  • Blackheads

  • Whiteheads

These are quite common skin lesions, appearing in areas of sebaceous glands. They are most often located on the face, in the so-called "T-zone", which includes the forehead, nose, and chin. Where do they come from? Two factors are of key importance here: too much sebum production and improper skincare routine. As a result, the hair follicles are clogged which leads to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.


Inflammatory:

  • Papules

  • Pustules

  • Nodules

  • Cysts

This is a more severe type of acne. The skin lesions here are hard, underground, and painful to the touch. This type of acne is being formed, like non-inflammatory acne, due to clogged pores, however, it is also infected by bacteria (inflammation)


Best skincare for breakouts


With acne-prone skin each step of a skincare routine is crucial. Believe it or not, dealing with acne requires a lot of hydration. Let’s break it all down:


CLEANSING


Use an ultra mild cleanser. Kutemwa Skin offers a great solution with its Radiance Melting Cleanser. The gentle oil-to-milk formula removes makeup, dirt, and excess sebum thoroughly, leaving the skin smooth and supple whilst combating blemishes and spots.



TONING


Infused with aloe extract, rose water, witch hazel, and green tea extract, the Hydrating Face Tonic by Kutemwa Skin makes a great product to combat inflammatory bacteria as well as excess oil and redness.


TREATMENT


A serum that combines vitamin C and retinol? Yes, please! Kutemwa Skin Radiance Ace Serum is something to have a look at here. Vitamin A (retinol) is known for speeding up cellular turnover rate (unclogging pores) and pimples and acne marks they leave behind. Vitamin C on the other hand, is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in reducing swelling and redness coming from acne.



MOISTURISING


The moisturiser should have a light texture and be quickly absorbed, leaving the skin comfortably hydrated. Radiance Moisturiser by Kutemwa Skin has it all. A blend of natural, hydrating oils infused with yarrow extract and vitamin E to hydrate the skin whilst helping reduce skin inflammation.




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