Ready to give your acne-prone skin everything you’ve got but overwhelmed with what ingredients to use? Don’t worry! We’ll give you the easy deets of the best ingredients you can start incorporating in your routine~
One of the most well known ingredients to use when it comes to acne, salicylic acid is a type of BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) that helps reduce acne by exfoliating the pores and keeping them clear.
This ingredient can be found in many skincare products—from cleansers to moisturizers! Even makeup products can have this ingredient to prevent acne-prone skin from getting clogged while wearing foundation.
Since potential side effects include dryness and irritation, don’t forget to patch test first and add it slowly into your routine.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
These are acids that are derived from plants and they help exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce inflammation. Hello clear pores! ✨
The most common AHAs recommended for acne-prone skin are Glycolic, Lactic, and Mandelic Acids. These can be found in the form of toners, essences, and serums to easily add to your routine.
You can also use AHA products on other acne-prone areas, like your back and chest. Make sure to patch test first and stay consistent!
A plant native to Southeast Asia, Heartleaf was initially eaten for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Now it’s extracted and included in skincare products to help reduce acne and calm the skin.
As a humectant, this is great for dry or sensitive skin people to also help restore hydration and rebalance the moisture levels of the skin.
We love this ingredient so much that we’ve created a sheet mask that is infused with it to help you fight your acne! Check out our Oh My Heart sheet mask here:
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is made by cold pressing hemp seeds to produce a clear, green oil. It’s known to reduce inflammation and balance the skin’s oil production which makes it perfect for acne prone, combo, and oily skin types.
This ingredient is also great at locking in moisture so your skin stays nourished and moisturized. We’ve created a serum that incorporates Hemp Seed Oil perfectly with our Leaf Drops serum! It’s a hybrid oil-serum product that moisturizes the skin while also treating your pimples. Check it out over here:
That’s it for our acne fighting ingredients! Remember that acne can take months to heal but with patience and consistency, you are sure to get results to maintain an acne-free complexion.
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