How to deal with acne? How to treat acne for adults?
Acne outbreaks can happen even in your late 20s. I am a good example of this, although I always took care of my complexion. Constant stress, irregular sleep cycle, a lot of coffee and raging hormones, unfortunately, can show up on your face. I have tried many things to help me with my pimples. The most important thing was to change my diet. Since 2012, I do not drink cow’s milk and I do not eat dairy products. Unfortunately, when I recently replaced dairy products like yogurt or cheese with lactose-free products from time to time, it immediately reflected on my face. The face did not turn round like it used to but blemishes have popped up.
Since the pandemic is going on and off and I do not need to put makeup like I used to, I try to help my skin from the inside and the outside. In this article I want to show you what products I use and what really works for me to prevent acne outbreaks. I think that the lockdown is a perfect time to start taking care of your skin while we just mostly sit at home.
What I personally use to deal with my acne outbreaks in my late 20s?
My daily routine is no different from any other day. The most important thing, of course, is to wash your hands frequently and to not touch your face. Never do that. Especially after touching your phone or computer keyboard. The second thing is to use disposable masks or use reusable ones once. Always wash them at 60 degrees and steam iron.
Another thing is to change your bedding frequently, especially pillowcases and iron them. I never also put my face against windows, walls or any other surfaces. It may sound funny but you do not even want to know how many germs live there… It is also very important to take care of your own space, such as a bathroom or kitchen. You have to clean them frequently and remove bacteria accumulated on the surfaces. There is nothing worse than using a toilet full of germs or washing your face in such a dirty sink.
But the most important thing to prevent acne outbreaks is to make your skin breathe. Frequent walks, frequent airing of rooms and avoiding makeup. Recently, despite the fact that I use a dermatological foundation from a pharmacy and other cosmetics that breathe, I only use makeup for special occasions. Now I would rather apply tea oil on my face to give the skin a natural glow than cover it with an additional layer of mask.
It really does remind me of my fight with hair. Since I stopped using the straightener completely and I started using a ceramic Olivia Garden NanoThermic brush, my hair has revived. Do not forget also about drinking at least 2.5 l of water a day and 7-8 hours a sleep. I try to manage the last step the best I can.
My face regimen to prevent and manage acne outbreaks
How does it start? I always wash my face in the morning and evening before going to bed. To prevent acne breakouts I tried many products until I found ones that really work. I know that every complexion is different and the same products may work differently for a different person. However, for me they work in 100%. I have been testing these products for the last 6 months and I can recommend them with a clear conscience. My forever favorites became: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel, Kruidvat Tea Tree Oil and SOQU 99% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. I think less is more and this particular example gave me the best results possible.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel, Krudvait Tea Tree Oil, SOQU Aloe Vera Gel
- Wash my face regularly, even 2-3 times a day with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I use separate towel for face or kitchen tissues.
- After every wash I put a thick layer of SOQU Aloe Vera Gel on my face to moisturize it and let it dry itself.
- Put herbal Kruidvat Tree Oil all over face as my last step. I let it dry itself.
The combination of tree oil and aloe vera works miracles for me. My outbreaks heal like crazy, mostly 2-3 days until they are all gone.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin
I can give this La Roche-Posay Effaclar product 10 stars out of 10. For a really long time I was looking for a face cleansing product that would not only effectively remove sebum but also would not dry out the skin on the face and help dry out the existing blemishes. I discovered it by accident when I used to use Effaclar Duo+ SPF30 Anti-Imperfections Anti-Marks Cream from the same La Roche-Posay series. That product is also very good but I cannot use it for more than for 2-3 months constantly. My skin gets used to it too much and does not give such effects anymore. However, this is not the case with the face wash gel, which has been used for over half a year now. This gel is also very efficient and a 400 ml bottle lasts for 4 months.
Kruidvat Tea Tree Oil
Kruidvat… Well, I discovered this product by total accident while reading reviews on face oiling. I have been looking for a suitable oil that will not only moisturize my face, but also help fight imperfections, such as visible pores. It really does an amazing job.
SOQU Aloe Vera 99% Soothing Gel
I discovered the effectiveness of aloe vera for the first time in the Canary Islands while using after-sun cream for burns. Later in the United States, I would buy whole aloe vera leaves, cut them into pieces and put them on my face for a massage. It gave my face moisturized and smooth look. This is also what happens after using this SOQU gel, which, in my opinion, is the closest to the natural leaves. I had no problem with my complexion in the United States but this additional factor in the form of accelerated healing of pimples has really surprised me. I have read about it later on the internet and I can really confirm this magic effect. The skin after aloe vera is more radiant, moisturized and rested. Highly recommend it!
Acne breakouts treatment. What do I recommend?
As you can see, the process of taking care of your own complexion is not that simple, but also not that complicated. These tips not only help you get a better complexion but generally help you become more beautiful and healthy. I believe that everyone should try their own way through trials and errors. My way to have a good skin looks like this, and someone may try it. It will be nice if you let me know if it worked also for you. Good luck!
PS And do not worry. Having a pimple once in a while, even in your late 20s, is not the end of the world.
Written by Monika Mozgala
I’m Monika Mozgala, the founder, and editor of The Blonde Taste. My main purpose is to write practical articles that will be useful for people interested in fitness, lifestyle and beauty. I’ve spent couple years in the US where I also finished high school. The last 6 years I’ve spent working as an editor for many editorial offices in Poland, including SHAPE Poland Deputy-in-Chief position and head of it’s digital version. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up here or on my Instagram.