How to take care of acne skin properly and quickly?

Acne-prone skin, sensitive skin is the type of skin that is easily affected by environmental factors. Because it is an easily irritated skin type, sensitive acne and acne-prone skin is difficult to protect and care for. Acne-prone skin, if not treated in time, will cause the skin to lose its natural structure and resistance to acne-causing agents, making acne serious and difficult to improve and recover later. Hence, what methods should people with acne skin, sensitive skin apply to treat their skin condition?

1. Healthy diet 

People with acne, sensitive skin need to follow a healthy diet to avoid absorbing substances that cause more severe and serious acne. Restrict, avoid consuming fatty food, fried food; milk and dairy products, spicy food,... Acne-prone skin, sensitive skin also need regular fiber supplements from fruits and vegetables.

Image from Jez Timms 

2. Get enough sleep

Not sleeping enough, staying up late prevents skin's regeneration process and liver's clearing the blood of poisonous substances function, thereby making acne more prominent and even leaving dark circles, accelerating aging. People with acne need to avoid sleeping late (the golden time to sleep is before 11pm) and must make sure to sleep no less or no more than what your body needs to wake up naturally: 6-8 hours a day.

3. Exercise routine 

If you have acne-prone skin or sensitive skin, you are encouraged to exercise regularly with an appropriate intensity (1 hour per day) to strengthen resistance, eliminate toxins in the body and reduce stress, hence making the skin healthier and more resilient. Note that when exercising, you need to clean sweat on the body (wear sweat-absorbent shirts, wash your face after exercising), remove makeup before exercising, and use sunscreen if you have outdoor exercises. 

Having an exercise routine help reduce stress. Image from Dmitriy Frantsev

4. Change pillow cases often

Pillowcases used for a long time without washing are promising places for bacteria and toxic substances to habituate. Therefore, it is necessary to wash your pillowcase 2-3 times / week, and 1 time / week for your bedsheet to limit skin contact with bacteria while sleeping.

5. Reasonable skincare

People with acne-prone skin, sensitive skin should have a minimalist skin care process, limiting too many steps but still ensuring effective results. Here is a reference for a simple skin care process, suitable for acne skin, sensitive skin:

Step 1: Cleansing is the first and most important step in the skin care routine for acne, sensitive skin. Wash your face with a suitable cleanser to help remove dirt, cosmetics, and oil, leaving your skin clear and unclogged.

Riku's first milk cleanser is rigorously tested to help prevent skin irritation and help the skin to be firm, bright, and smooth.

*See more information about the Riku Vietnamm, a sustainable beauty brand we introduced in the 1st post on Leinné Beauté.

Step 2: Acne skin, sensitive skin is often damaged as a result of irritation. Use a natural booster to heal from deep within the skin, creating conditions for the skin to absorb nutrients in the following steps.

Rice Booster from Riku Vietnam is made from concentrated essence of rice combined with 9 different herbs to help balance pH, reduce inflammation and effectively soothe skin. After having tested this Rice booster, we feel it is more efficient than the tea-tree oil essence that dries acne but also not so good on sensitive skin or skin that has dry areas.

Step 3: Moisturizing plays the most important role in fighting against acne. Contrary to general belief that acne only exists on oily skin, if you leave the skin too dry without moisturizing, the pores need to put in the extra work to produce oil which leads to large pores and acnes. Without being properly moisturized, the skin can lose elasticity, thereby making the skin prone to pimples, wrinkles, dark spots, dull skin. 

Riku First Milk serum made from colostrum helps to improve the skin structure, reverse the aging process 60 times more effectively.

Step 4: It is crucial to know that each area on your face is different: one area maybe more oily or dry than the other. It is important to combine different types of moisturizer for each area on your face.

The First Milk serum that we introduced above has a light texture that can be applied on all areas of the face as a layer of protection. And for dry areas like cheeks and neck, you should have a thicker texture of moisturizer like this First Milk cream that moisturizes the skin for hours as well as stimulate collagen production to nourish the skin, improve skin natural structure and skin elasticity as well as reducing the appearance of dark spot with its colostrum essence.

6. Have the right set of acne treatment products

Skincare products are an important factor in the treatment of acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, if using products that cause irritation, high concentrations of chemicals will make skin conditions worse. People with acne skin, sensitive skin need to use skin care products that need natural, benign and safe origins.

Riku Vietnam 4-step routine is a set of skin care products made with colostrum and completely natural medicinal ingredients, which help limit irritation and help treat sensitive skin acne safely and naturally. Effect may not be immediate but you can see clear improvements after one month.

7. Drink enough water

Last but not least, do not forget to drink water! Lack of water is the main cause of oil spillage, causing clogged pores and causing acne. Therefore, it is necessary to provide water to the skin to maintain moisture to avoid oily facial skin. 

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