The importance of a maintenance skin care plan

You did it.  The day you thought would never come is now finally here!  Your breakouts are managed and your redness has transformed into a dewy glow.  The sunlight is a little bit warmer and you’re ready to take on the day blemish-free!  That is until the next one pops up…

Just because your skin is clearing does not mean your skin will always be free from breakouts.  Typically, acne occurs when there is an overproduction of oil on the surface of your skin, along with the improper shedding of dead skin cells. Together these lead to clogged pores, bacterial overgrowth, and painful blemishes. Acne treatments like the #FOBO Kit address these different causes of acne, but once your skin clears up it’s a good idea to establish a skincare maintenance plan to keep breakouts at bay. Try to incorporate these daily habits into your skincare routine to keep that clear, amazing glow. 

Cleanse twice a day

Whether or not you have acne-prone skin, it’s always a good idea to cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser every morning and evening. Your skin is your barrier to the outside world and daily activities bring a lot of oil, sweat, and environmental toxins to your skin.

Use a mild, exfoliating acne treatment

If you have acne-prone skin, then using a daily, gentle exfoliant is a must to keep your pores unclogged and prevent pimples. We recommend using a chemical exfoliant (glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid) at a lower concentration that’s suitable for daily use. If you’re using the #FOBO Kit, retake the quiz on the Dermala website or download the Dermala Acne Tracker app to receive a #FOBO Kit reformulated for your maintenance plan. 

Moisturize daily and use an SPF

Applying a non-comedogenic, hydrating moisturizer after washing your face and using your acne treatment is necessary to keep your skin barrier strong. It’s also important to use a broad-spectrum SPF every day to protect your skin from harmful sun damage. When your skin becomes too dry or irritated, it leads to itchiness, flakiness, and redness and can make your breakouts even worse. Check out our past blogs to find a moisturizer and SPF that’s right for you!

Also, investing in non-comedogenic skincare, makeup, and hair products will also help reduce the likelihood of breaking out.  Non-comedogenic products are devoid of ingredients that can clog your pores.  Be sure to check the ingredient list of your favorite products to make sure they’re not part of the problem! Peace, love, and clear skin.

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