Getting your skin under control may be an unpleasant experience, whether you have adult acne or are a teenager experiencing your first bout of breakouts. We're here to put an end to your aggravation by arming you with the facts on what causes acne as well as practical advice for a variety of blemishes.


Acne is caused by a buildup of excess oil in the pore lining due to an imbalance in oil production. When a pore can no longer discharge all of the oil it produces, it clogs. When the clog combines with dead skin, it forms a thick, waxy buildup, allowing acne-causing elements to flourish and finally result in a pimple 

Other variables can contribute to the conditions that allow acne to grow, but research suggests that using a gentle cleanser, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide as a first line of defence against acne is still effective.


Step 1: Cleanse your face, but don't over do it. Many acne cleansers contain harsh, abrasive substances that irritate the face and make breakouts worse. They also dry the skin. The trick is to choose a gentle, safe and effective cleanser that achieves the ideal mix between eliminating excess oil, makeup, and other pore-clogging detritus while not over-drying the face. Cleanse twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

Step 2: Use salicylic acid to decongest pores. Salicylic acid is a well-known exfoliant that not only removes dead skin on the surface but also penetrates deeper to unblock pores, reducing outbreaks substantially. It also contains natural calming effects that help to reduce the redness and irritation associated with pimples. Depending on the severity of your acne, use a salicylic acid exfoliating solution once or twice daily.

Step 3: Use treatments as a preventative measure. A common blunder is to wait until a pimple has surfaced before treating it. To prevent blemishes from appearing in the first place, use acne-fighting solutions to your breakout-prone regions on a regular basis. To get the best results, include an allatoin based acne treatment in your daily routine to clear up existing pimples and prevent future breakouts.


The same principles that apply to acne on the face also apply to acne on the body. Avoid using bar soaps since they create a pore-clogging residue on the skin, which can cause outbreaks on the chest and back (bacne). Instead, use a water-soluble latic acid based body cleanser that cleans up while also removing pollutants.