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Your 4 Step Skin Care Routine to Treat Acne

Types of Skin
To get a great-looking pimple-free skin, it is important to know your skin type.

  • Dry skin: flaky, scaly, rough.
  • Oily skin: shiny, greasy, with big pores.
  • Normal skin: balanced and clear.
  • Sensitive skin: stings, burns, itches easily.
  • Combination skin: dry in few spots (cheeks), oily in others.

With multitudes of products for acne treatment to choose from, finding the best for your skin type is like a never-ending beauty quest. More important than that is to follow a skin care routine with ingredients that will work for you.
4 Basic Steps of Daily Skin Care Routine
Underlining most skin care theories and philosophies are these four basic steps that can take you towards a clear and healthy, acne-free complexion.

Step 1: Cleanse
Removing sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that have accumulated on your skin throughout the day is the first step that you must follow. Your cleanser should be based on your skin type, and while there are many products available in the market, here are a few natural ingredients that you can make use of:

  • Dry skin: coconut oil, yogurt, olive oil, etc.
  • Oily skin: rosewater, honey & lemon, apple cider vinegar, etc.
  • Normal skin: cucumber juice, papaya, lemon juice, etc.
  • Sensitive skin: honey, raw milk, banana puree, etc.
  • Combination skin: gram flour, tomato juice, honey, etc.

Step 2: Tone
After a cleanser, the toner ensures that any residue left behind by the cleanser is removed. It also balances the pH level of the skin.
Few things that you can use to tone your skin are:

  • Dry skin: chamomile tea, mint juice, aloe vera, etc.
  • Oily skin: cucumber juice, ice cold water, raw mango juice, etc.
  • Normal skin: rose water, raw milk, tomato juice, etc.
  • Sensitive skin: peppermint tea, camphor & rose water, vegetable glycerin, etc.
  • Combination skin: potato juice, gourd juice, apple juice, etc.

Step 3: Exfoliate
Our body sheds millions of dead skin cells every day, which should be thoroughly cleaned from the skin’s surface. After cleaning the skin and toning it, exfoliation removes these dead skin cells, and cleans the skin from deep within, thus helping with acne.
You can choose a natural exfoliator based on your skin type from here:

  • Dry skin: coffee ground, sugar, almond meal, etc.
  • Oily skin: kiwi puree, oatmeal, lemon & sugar, etc.
  • Normal skin: sugar & orange oil, berries & honey, papaya puree, etc.
  • Sensitive skin: orange juice & honey, banana & oatmeal, honey & sugar, etc.
  • Combination skin: yogurt & papaya, lemon rind, oatmeal & tomato, etc.

Step 4: Moisturize
Your skin is now clean and free of pollutants & dead skin cells. Keeping the skin hydrated with a moisturizer is the next and final step. It will give your skin a luminous and smooth appearance.
Here are some natural ingredients that you can use to hydrate your skin based on its type:

  • Dry skin: Shea butter, buttermilk, castor oil, etc.
  • Oily skin: glycerine & green tea, rose decoction with aloe vera, egg white & lemon pack, etc.
  • Normal skin: honey, oils, cocoa butter, etc.
  • Sensitive skin: vitamin E, aloe vera pack, jojoba oil, etc.
  • Combination skin: glycerine, vitamin E, green tea decoction, etc.

Acne is not limited to only face, but to many other parts of the body. Following a dedicated skin care routine for the whole body will not only help you steer clear of pimples, but also cure existing acne and lighten the acne scars. 10-15 minutes in the morning and in the evening, along with a healthy diet are all you need.

One important thing to remember is that these ingredients are only a part of your daily skin care routine. For best results, choose a medicated gel like Acnestar that is highly effective on acne, and leaves you with a radiant and clear skin.