12 Tips That Get Rid of Acne

Did you know that you have a lot more power to control acne than you may think. Even if you are genetically predisposed to have acne, you can change the course of how acne develops.

Based on the science of epigenetics (non-genetic factors that affect our wellbeing), Skin Diligent provides a natural & safe alternative for those who have mild to moderate acne - without ANY side effects. The Acne-Prone Skin Kit targets acne while improving your health (Yes! body & stress!) because acne is not an isolated skin condition, it is linked to your stress, your health condition & your diet. 

 

 

Here are 12 actions you can take to help you get rid of acne, for good. 

1. Avoid harsh cleansing agents like sulphates SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate). Why? Because they strip your skin of the natural protective oils required for the skin, leading to parch dried skin. Dry skin worsens acne. This includes shampoos and body washes. Shampoo runs down your face and can have an effect on your facial acne. Harsh body wash can affect your body acne.

2. Rince well after shampooing, body washing and using facial cleansers. All these products contain cleansing agents so don't leave any residues on the skin or hair. Make sure you rinse them off well with plenty of water (btw, micellar water also contains cleansing agents, so rince it well too). Residue of these products continue to dry your skin. Using cold water to wash your face is recommended. If you can't take cold water, use lukewarm but never hot water. 

3. Moisturise your skin ALWAYS. Don't forget to use a moisturiser, even if you have oily or combination skin. There are moisturisers for all skin types. Moisturisers contain a balance of water and oil based ingredients, both of which are needed by the skin. Some oils can cause more acne, but not all oils are the enemy of acne.

4. Cut DOWN on sugar, such as sugary drinks, processed food like biscuits, etc. Cutting down sugar and fast carbs like pasta, bread and rice (that quickly turn into sugar in blood) is KEY. Sugar has a BIG link to acne. If you can't cut down on pasta, bread and rice, make sure to eat them with lots of vegetables - tomato sauce, hummus, pesto, etc, and some protein. 

5. Cut DOWN on dairy. Cow's milk contain growth hormones that aggravate acne, and it activates inflammation that directly lead to acne. If you can't cut dairy completely, the only thing we would recommend would be plain yogurts that contain live cultures. Avoid drinking milk or consuming whey proteins at all cost. Add a non-pasteurised local honey, some fruits and oats to the yogurt for breakfast or for an after-school snack. 

 

6. Eat a hearty breakfast. Filling your energy tank in the morning will reduce your sugar cravings. Sugar cravings lead you to crave for high glycemic index food (high sugar content food) which aggravate acne.

7. Eat lots of fibre to feed your microbiome, which in turn produces hormones, vitamines and other important by-products to fight acne and regulate the body. Fruits, vegetables and oats contain lots of fibres.

8. If your acne is persistant, take Omega 3 and probiotics supplements along with ACNE-PRONE SKIN KIT. Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory and helps target acne. Probiotics are important for the health and acne. If you've had a course or several courses of antibiotics, rebalancing the gut microbiome is key. Don't forget your microbiome is responsible for 70% of your immune system. So in Covid or flu times, think of boosting your probiotics intake. Contact us if you would like to learn more. 

9. Wearing face masks. This is inevitable under Covid rules. Add a drop of tea tree oil to your serum or cream at night to keep fungi at bay. Fungi build-up in warm moist air under the mask can exacerbate acne. 

10. Exercise. Sweating is good as it releases the toxins from the body. But washing off the sweat is equally important. The mix of sweat and sebum lead to more body acne (and around facial hairline). Washing off sweat immediately after sweating is best, but if you are at school and can't shower, add a drop of tea tree oil onto your Multilayer Serum and apply to your body acne in the morning. 

11. Sleep better. If you are finding it hard to get a good night sleep, try an app like Calm or similar. A regular sleep pattern is essential to reduce the stress hormones that aggravate acne and to allow the body to repair during the sleep. 

12. Managing stress. Breathing is probably the quickest way to calm your mind and body, as oxygen helps send a calming signal to the brain. We recommend inhaling for 5, holding for 5, exhaling for 5. Try for 2 minutes of this breathing exercise to give you the important break you need. Practice daily.

Why not do this exercise while you wait for the Serum Multilayer to dry (remember you have to wait for 1 min to dry before applying the Regulating Cream), so add another minute and it's perfect!

At the risk of stating the obvious, all these actions that target acne are also great for your health and mental health. So go on! Take that first step and the next, and the next! One step at a time. 

 

Skin Diligent's Products
for Acne-Prone Skin

Easy 2 min routine. 4 products working in synergy from inside and out for best results.

3 Skincare Steps

Step 1: Triple Action Cleanser
Step 2: Multilayer Serum
Step 3: Regulating Cream

Dermatologist tested for sensitive skin
Tested for oestrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals
Hypoallergenic
Balanced pH
Free from: sulfates, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, harsh preservatives, denatured alcohol, animal cruelty

 

1 Inner Step

Inner Step: Acne & Stress Food Supplement
Specially formulated for teens and young adults. Suitable for vegans.
Free from GMO, gluten, soy, dairy, bulking agents. 

The Daily Routine

Take the food supplement with food to avoid upsetting the stomach. Take 3 capsules (not less or more) once a day with breakfast or lunch, with water (avoid coffee or tea 1 hour before or after. Caffeine interferes with the absorption of vitamins and minerals).

Use the skincare products 2x a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you wear heavy makeup or sunscreen, use a gentle makeup remover prior to the start of Step 1, the cleanser.

For Step 1, the cleanser: massage it with a bit of water for 30 seconds, then rinse well with plenty of water. Use cold water if you can.

For Step 2, the serum: apply on affected area and let it dry for 1 minute. The serum will create a very thin 'Second Skin', a breathing film on your skin.

For Step 3, the cream: apply all over the face.

If you forget these steps, you will also find 'How to use' instructions on the back of each product.