Sick and tired of dealing with breakouts?
Acne is a skin condition that many struggle to get rid of, largely because there are a few different factors that contribute to pimples. Breakouts arise due to the combination of oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation in the pores. In order to beat those breakouts for good, you’ll need to individually focus on each of those issues, rather than targeting just one or two of them.
How can you do that? That’s where OROGOLD can help. Read on as we share an effective, multi-pronged approach to diminishing and preventing the appearance of acne.
Keeping the Surface of Your Skin Clean
The very first step in gaining some control over your breakouts is to reassess your cleansing regimen. As mentioned, acne is caused when the pores end up clogged with impurities. Cleansing helps to prevent this from happening by removing those impurities while they’re still on the surface of your skin, before they’ve had the chance to delve into your pores.
With that said, the cleanser that you choose to use could make or break your journey to an acne-free complexion. Many of the cleansers designed specifically for oily skin contain overly harsh surfactants and acids. When used in the long term, they slowly dehydrate the skin. As we’ll later discuss in more detail, dehydration can actually increase sebum production. This will then make it even harder for you to beat those breakouts.
What’s the solution? Use a gentle cleanser and cleanse twice a day, instead of just once. The 24K Mousse Cleanser, for example, feels just like a foaming cleanser in the way that it produces such a satisfying lather. However, with coconut-derived surfactants and a number of hydrating compounds, it will leave your complexion calm and soothed. It also contains willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid. This BHA is popular in acne treatments because of how it reduces the feeling of inflammation. It also provides a cleanse that feels deeper and more thorough.
Tackling Clogged Pores With Exfoliation
Cleansing twice a day will go a long way in preventing blockages from forming in your pores. However, sometimes, the skin produces so much oil that some of it still ends up being pushed into the pores in between cleanses. Once it’s joined by dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria, an acne breakout won’t be too far away.
In order to prevent all of that from occurring, you need to keep your pores clear of oil before blockages are able to form. The best way to do this is with an exfoliant.
Exfoliants come in two forms; physical and chemical. Both have their advantages for acne-prone skin, making it worth finding an exfoliant that combines the benefits of each.
That’s where the OROGOLD 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid comes in. This exfoliant makes use of bamboo stem powder, which is fantastic at dislodging impurities from the skin. It also contains mandelic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that leaves the deeper layers of the skin feeling clean and clear.
How often should you be exfoliating your skin?
Most people with acne-prone skin find that twice-weekly exfoliation is sufficient. Ideally, you want to exfoliate often enough to prevent clogged pores. At the same time, you don’t want to be exfoliating too often, as this can exacerbate acne. So, try to find the perfect middle ground for your skin.
Fighting Acne-Causing Bacteria With LED Light Therapy
Preventing clogged pores is vital if you want an acne-free complexion. However, even if your pores do happen to end up clogged, a breakout won’t appear unless bacteria also enters into the mix.
Where does this bacteria come from?
It comes from the skin itself. Levels of this bacteria flourish when the skin’s microbiome is disrupted, which can occur for a number of reasons.
Acne occurs when that bacteria gets out of control, which triggers inflammation and infection. So, to put a stop to that, you’ll need to retain the upper hand and ensure that your skin doesn’t end up overrun with P.acnes bacteria.
One of the best ways to do that is with LED light therapy. Research shows that blue light therapy can kill P.acnes bacteria. This means that not only can it stop breakouts in their tracks, but it can also prevent the appearance of more acne in the future.
Once upon a time, the only way to undergo LED light therapy was by visiting a professional establishment. However, thanks to huge advancements in technology, there are now numerous at-home LED devices that are just as effective.
While blue LED light is what you need for your acne, it would be worth picking a device that offers multiple modes, such as the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand. Red LED is fantastic for reducing the appearance of aging, which could also come in handy at some point!
Soothing the Feeling of Inflammation
When bacteria starts to mingle with any blockages in your pores, inflammation soon arises. This then causes pimples to appear on the surface of the skin. The severity of your acne breakout will depend on how inflamed your skin is.
So, the next step in your journey to an acne-free complexion should be to ensure that your skincare routine contains a variety of ingredients that can soothe the feeling of inflammation. This way, if it does happen to occur, you’ll be able to quickly have your skin feeling calm once again. This will go a long way in reducing how red and angry your breakouts look.
So, which ingredients should you be using if you want to keep the feeling of inflammation to a minimum?
Green tea extract is a good one. It’s packed with antioxidants and other potent compounds that quickly lower the feeling of inflammation. Licorice root extract does the same while also offering up complexion-brightening effects. If you’ve been left with dark marks on your face from previous acne breakouts, licorice root extract will work to fade their appearance too.
Chamomile extract is another ingredient that feels incredibly soothing on your skin. Ceramides have a similar effect, although ceramides also leave the skin barrier feeling stronger and better supported.
You’ll find all of those complexion-calming ingredients in the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum. Thanks to sodium hyaluronate, seaweed extract, and peptides, this formula is incredibly hydrating as well. It also contains kojic acid, another ingredient that has been proven to lighten the look of dark spots and discoloration. It’s a must for anyone with acne-prone skin!
Hydrating Your Skin Cells
As we mentioned earlier, dehydration is something else that can lead to the development of acne. When your skin cells are dehydrated, meaning that they’re lacking in moisture, they try to compensate for this by producing more oil. Of course, oil doesn’t perform the same job as water. Instead, it simply leaves the skin feeling even greasier without having an effect on the dehydration.
As you can imagine, this vicious circle can be hard to beat. The best way to put a stop to it is by ensuring that your skin cells are well-hydrated.
Include a couple of hydrating products in your skincare routine and this becomes easy to do. Ideally, you want to seek out skincare products containing humectants. These ingredients will bind moisture to your skin, immediately leaving your skin cells feeling quenched.
Some of the best humectants out there include sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, betaine, and aloe vera. You’ll find all of these ingredients in the 24K Rose Gold Age Glow Duo. This two-part system consists of a powder and a serum. The powder is applied first. Once it has transformed into a liquid and has soaked into the skin, it is then locked in with the serum. Both products contain a hydrating selection of humectants, giving your skin a double dose of moisture.
A good moisturizer will also help you to maintain skin hydration levels. It goes without saying that you don’t want to be using a rich, greasy, and pore-clogging formula. Instead, look for a lightweight formula that will trap moisture in your skin without weighing your skin down. With sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed seaweed extract, resveratrol, and cucumber fruit extract, the OROGOLD 24K Termica HD Solution would be a great choice!
Making the Right Lifestyle Choices
While you should definitely spend some time focusing on your skincare routine when trying to achieve an acne-free appearance, your lifestyle habits may require a few adjustments too.
To start with, you need to make sure that you’re prioritizing your beauty sleep each night. Research shows that sleep deprivation can stimulate oil production. This will then leave you more prone to breakouts. For your skin’s sake, try to aim for around 7-9 hours of quality sleep each and every night.
Stress is something else that also heavily influences the emergence of acne. There are a number of studies that confirm a correlation between the two. This makes it so important to take care of your mental health and find ways in which you can quickly de-stress when things are getting too much. The less cortisol, aka the stress hormone, that’s running through your body, the less oil your skin will be producing.
Finally, take a good look at your diet. Make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water to keep your skin fully hydrated from within. It would also be worth cutting back on the amount of sugar that you consume. Research has found that people on a low-glycemic diet experience a reduction in the frequency and severity of their acne breakouts. This means bidding farewell to heavily sugary sodas and processed carbohydrates, including white bread. Switch to healthier alternatives instead, meaning whole grain and sugar-free versions, and your skin will thank you!
As you can see, if you really want to banish your breakouts for good, you need to approach your acne from every possible angle. Keep your skin clean, clear out blockages from within your pores, soothe the feeling of inflammation, and destroy any acne-causing bacteria. Pair all of this with healthy lifestyle choices and you’ll be well on your way to soon rocking a bright and radiant acne-free complexion!