When we think about problem skin, for many people the first thought is acne. While some are lucky enough never to have to deal with the appearance of acne, others aren’t quite so lucky and it can be their worst enemy. So how can you deal with acne when you feel like you’ve tried everything? Could an acne barrier protect lotion be your skin’s hero?
Acne and Its Side Effects
Acne is so much more than just being unsightly. It can affect your confidence, your self-esteem and self-image, it can cause anxiety, be the catalyst for other health issues and create an overall decreased quality of life.¹ It’s no wonder that acne is a topic that is so sensitive to some people and why at Skin MD Natural it is a priority in their skin care products.
Acne is caused by clogged pores. Our body naturally produces its own oils to keep our skin moisturized and healthy. As good as this might seem, our own oils can also be the cause of clogged pores. When you factor in other pore-clogging culprits like make-up, bacteria and dead skin cells that naturally build-up on the top layer of the skin, it’s no wonder you end up with an acne breakout.
While most people associate acne with teenage years – when our skin’s oil glands increase in size and produce more oil¹ – acne can actually develop at any age, even in newborn babies. It can also show up anywhere on the body, not just the face.
The Vicious Cycle of Cleaning Our Skin
The problem with acne is that it can create a vicious cycle of cleaning our skin to get rid of the excess oil which actually stimulates our body to produce more, to replenish the oil that has been stripped away. Using all the skincare products like cleansers, toners and face masks that ‘clean’ our skin can strip away all the moisture, leaving the skin too dry. This dry skin then signals to your body to create more oil to moisturize the skin. The oil that is created then goes on to clog your pores again and you are right back where you started. You can see that we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to taking care of our skin because we might think what we’re doing is what is best for our skin when, in fact, it can be the actual cause of more acne flare-ups.
So what can break this cycle and help fight against acne without drying out your skin and causing it more harm? It’s time to try a shielding lotion formulated specifically for acne-prone skin.
A shielding lotion like Skin MD Natural will actively protect your skin from external irritants that can dry out your skin, causing your skin to create that excess oil. It creates an invisible but breathable shield on the outer layer of your skin that protects your skin from make-up and other factors that clog your pores. This protective layer keeps your natural moisture in so that it doesn’t get stripped away, triggering an over-production of more oil. Keeping your skin in its natural cycle with natural and soothing ingredients will help to give your skin that boost it needs to stay healthy, balanced and calm.
Say goodbye to acne breakouts and hello to calm and radiant skin with an acne barrier protect lotion from Skin MD Natural.
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