Build a skincare regimen for acne-prone skin

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 

Got acne-prone skin? You’re not alone; acne affects 85 percent of 12-14 year olds, and up to 64 percent of adults globally. Having little spots that appear on your complexion is totally normal – most people experience this at some point of their lives – and luckily, a lot of the time, it can be managed with the right products.

Best of all, a skincare regimen for blemish-prone skin doesn’t need to be long or complicated; you just need three essential products in your beauty kit to cleanse, correct and protect your complexion in the long-run. 

When managing acne, we look at the best way to build a skincare regime with products from the La Roche Posay Effaclar range.

Start with cleanser

First things first: it’s essential to keep your face clean and free from excess oil and dirt, which is definitely bad news for anyone with acne-prone skin. So, it’s essential to equip yourself with a hard-working cleanser that you can use daily. “It’s a great idea to cleanse morning and night, and we want something that will get into the sebaceous glands to not only remove oil, [but also] dead skin cells, pollution and makeup,” says dermatologist Dr Jo-Ann See. 

Not sure what texture to go for when you have acne-prone skin? “A foaming cleanser is more helpful, rather than a creamy cleanser.” Noted. 

Try: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel Cleanser

This lightweight foaming cleanser is able to clear away excess oils without stripping your skin of moisture. The special formula has also been designed to reduce the amount of sebum that your skin produces.

Don’t forget moisturiser

Not all moisturisers are created equal, and those with acne-prone skin should look for formulas with specific ingredients that can target those pesky pimples.“Niacinamide is really popular due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and active ingredients like salicylic acid can be really helpful,” continues Dr See. 

Try: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +

This two-in-one product is like a moisturiser and spot treatment together. It’s boosted with niacinamide to soothe, Procerad to prevent redness and reduce post-acne scars, and a host of chemical exfoliants (such as salicylic acid and lipohydroxy acid) to reduce sebum excretion and blackheads. 

Always use sunscreen

Sunscreen is non-negotiable all year round to protect our skin from UV damage, and those with acne-prone skin should go for formulas that won’t make their face even more oily. “We should always [use] sunscreen,” reminds Dr See. “The important thing is that it is lightweight and suitable for use on acne-prone skin.”

Try: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine

Non-greasy and really comfortable to wear, this special sunscreen features SPF50+ protection from UVA and UVB rays. The reason why this product is so popular is due to its mattifying texture which can curb any shininess, along with the addition of glycerin and thermal spring water to boost hydration. 


This article was written by Iantha Yu and sponsored by La Roche Posay

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