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These 3 biggest skincare mistakes that may be leading to acne

Experiencing a new acne outbreak the morning of a major party despite getting enough water, enough sleep, eating plenty of green leafy vegetables, and following your skincare routine, may be rather stressful. It would appear that everyone from your friends and family to your nosy aunt has an opinion on your acne and something to suggest—maybe even some toothpaste for your zits? But there are other factors that may contribute to acne.

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If you're still experiencing adult acne despite all the efforts you put in, it's likely due to either skipping certain steps or making some skincare mistakes that trigger breakouts. Therefore, in this blog we will discuss three of the biggest mistakes in the skincare game that may be responsible for aggravating and perpetuating adult acne.

Mistake 1 - Over Cleansing

Cleansing is an essential step in maintaining healthy skin care, but excessive cleansing should be avoided. When you cleanse your face, it removes dirt and natural oils, resulting in dryness. However, over-cleansing prompts the skin to produce more oil to compensate for the loss of natural oils.

Excess oil can clog pores, leading to a greasier complexion and increased susceptibility to skin issues like acne and breakouts. Moreover, using an excessive amount of face wash can disrupt the skin's natural balance, crucial for maintaining skin health and moisture levels. Over time, this disruption can weaken the skin barrier, making it more susceptible to irritation, inflammation, and sensitivity.

Therefore, it's advisable to cleanse the face twice a day: in the morning and before bedtime. Remember, maintaining the skin's natural barrier is key to preserving its health and resilience.

You must include acne-specific cleanser on a regular basis to further protect yourself even more from acne. We recommend using our Face Wash with Salicylic Acid and Thymol T-Essence for acne-prone skin. Its a gentle, sulphate-free cleanser created with Thymol T essence and Salicylic acid, clinically proven to reduce acne-causing bacteria and soothe acne in 3 days. It restores moisture leaving your skin hydrated with Pentavitin molecules.

Mistake 2 - Excessive Exfoliation

Exfoliation encourages your skin to renew, but excessive exfoliation has more negative consequences than positive benefits. It can lead to various issues, such as irritation, redness, dryness, and increased sensitivity. You may feel the glow after every exfoliation. Still, it is the result of breaking the skin barrier, which makes your skin very thin and weak, losing its ability to fight against the acne-causing bacteria. Excessive exfoliation not only weakens your skin's primary defense but also slows its recovery process. Therefore, it's advisable to avoid over-exfoliating.

Even for exfoliation use, products are proven to reduce your acne, like our Weekly Warrior Scrub with Papain Enzyme + AHA + Natural Cellulose. It is formulated with both chemical and physical exfoliators like AHA (Lactic acid), Papain Enzyme, and Natural Cellulose, which are ideal for sensitive, acne-prone skin. They provide dual exfoliation to physically and chemically remove excess oil and unclog your pores. It also helps clear the skin of blackheads and whiteheads and protects your skin from future breakouts.

Mistake 3 - Neglecting Hydration

When you overlook hydrating your skin, it loses its vitality, resulting in dryness, flakiness, and tightness. Without sufficient moisture, your skin may lose its natural radiance and appear dull. Neglecting hydration can disrupt the skin's natural balance, leading to increased oil production. This excess oil can block pores and contribute to the development of acne. Additionally, dehydrated skin is more prone to irritation, sensitivity, and premature signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. To ensure your acne prone skin stays healthy and glowing, it's essential to prioritise hydration by drinking enough water and using moisturising products that nourish and protect your skin.

For hydrating your skin, we recommend using our Face Moisturiser with Niacinamide and SPF 25 PA +++. Formulated with a powerhouse of ingredients like Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E, it protects your skin from UV rays and external agressors that cause acne and inflammation.It protects against harsh sun damage yet simultaneously hydrates + moisturises your skin. It reduces oxidative stress caused by environmental triggers like sunrays, pollution, UV rays and blue light. Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E also help improve the skin's texture.


    Acne can be quite troublesome if not dealt with promptly. Yet, with timely action and the correct adjustment in your skincare routine, you can effectively handle it and lessen its impact. Embracing a personalised routine that involves gentle cleaning, using non-comedogenic products, maintaining proper hygiene, and applying targeted treatments helps prevent breakouts. You can overcome acne and get clearer and healthier skin by avoiding these common mistakes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:1 Why is my acne getting worse?

    A. There may be several reasons, including hormonal changes, stress, diet, and products that do not suit your skin. Therefore, it's essential to identify potential triggers and develop an effective treatment tailored to your needs. 

    Q:2 How do you get rid of adult acne?

    A. Avoid excessive cleansing and exfoliation, maintain a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and use gentle or non-comedogenic skincare products.

    Q:3 Why is my skin not clearing up?

    AExcessive exfoliation may be causing adverse effects on your skin, making it appear red and overly sensitive, potentially leading to more acne. Use skin sensitive products and avoid overwashing.

    Written by Samradni Pradhan on May 06, 2024
    Samradni combines her love for exploring diverse beauty products with her knack for expressive writing. She delivers engaging content in the world of beauty with confidence and insight.

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