Is acne beginning to affect your self-esteem?
Acne occurs when sebum (an oily substance) and dead skin cells plug the hair follicles. These tiny sebaceous glands are found near the surface of your skin, and when they get plugged, the bacteria can trigger inflammation and infection, which results in severe acne.
Typically acne will present itself with blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Acne can be painful, sore and cause the skin to become red and blistered, and it can sometimes be incredibly hard to keep under control.
Unfortunately acne is something that can affect many people throughout their lives, and it can take a while to find the best course of treatment. Amongst all the treatments available, more people are beginning to see just how fantastic Korean skincare can be at treating acne.
Why do so many people choose Korean skincare to tackle their acne?
As we know, Korean skincare focuses on cleansing, exfoliating and taking care of the skin in the most natural and gentle way. By building a Korean skincare routine that uses acne-specific products, you can gently clean and treat the skin without having to use harsh chemicals like many other Western skincare products.
At Skin Cupid you can find a whole host of Korean acne treatments
If you want to start building a Korean skincare routine that focuses on treating acne, a great place to start is with the CORSX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser (150ml).
Perfect for those with acne prone skin, this gentle cleanser helps to reduce breakouts and clears the skin of impurities. Packed full of Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Leaf Oil, these ingredients tackle excess sebum whilst fighting blemishes and pimples.
Another great purchase to incorporate into your skincare routine once or twice a week is a facemask. Giving you the chance to sit back, relax and let the mask do the work, you can benefit from the Dr Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution.
Offering a fantastic way to reduce red, irritated and sensitive skin, this mask is ideal for those with acne. Soaked with calming ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Bamboo Extract and Green Tea, this sheet mask helps to calm and repair the skin at the same time.
Another great purchase when it comes to face masks is AXIS-Y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack. With 61% Mugwort extract, this wash off mask soothes inflamed skin, clears clogged pores and calms irritated skin.
When it comes to moisturiser, we recommend the Some By MI AHA BHA PHA 30 day miracle cream. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, this moisturiser is packed full of tea tree, AHA, BHA and BHA- all of which are perfect for removing dead skin and dirt from the pores.
Another vital step for those with acne is gentle exfoliation, and you’ll find that CORSX One Step Original Clear Pads are an absolute must have. Each pad is soaked with Willow Bark Water and Betaine Salicylate that help to exfoliate and remove dead skin from congested pores.
We all love a toner because it helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, and Some By MI AHA BHA PHA 30 Day Miracle Toner is another great purchase. This toner helps to remove dead skin, excess sebum and locks in moisture.
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