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Acne problems, here’s why the spots refuse to leave you and your skin alone

How to treat acne: Acne can flare up when you are not conscious of how various skincare products affect you. However, when it comes to looking for cure for acne or acne spots, many people make the mistake of picking the most expensive product without looking at the list of ingredients. Here’s a list of healthy ingredients that should be a part of your skincare routine.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 24, 2018 16:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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How to treat acne: Here’s why your acne problem is never ending. Add these ingredients to your skincare routine for clear skin. (Shutterstock)

When it comes to good skincare, less is more. For many, one of the most worrying concern regarding skin health is dealing with acne. The condition can worsen if wrong ingredients make it to your skincare routine. Acne can flare up when you are not conscious of how various skincare products affect you. Many people make the mistake of picking the most expensive product without looking at the list of ingredients. But just buying expensive products is not enough. If it’s made of triggering ingredients, then no matter how much money you’ve put into it, your acne will continue to bother you. If you are looking for tips on how to treat acne or remove acne marks, or even medicines for acne, you need to be careful with what you choose.

Read on to find out which ingredients can help to ease inflammation and breathe new life into your pores.

Salicylic acid

This BHA (beta hydroxy acid) ingredient not only offers anti-inflammatory benefits but it also helps to clean out pores. It also prevents clogging of pores.

Also read: Best acne and pimple prevention tips to avoid blackheads, whiteheads and zits

Tea tree oil

If you want to opt for natural ingredients for skincare, don’t look beyond tea tree oil. This miracle ingredient can help keep your skin clean and clear, all year long.

Glycolic acid

This well-known skin care ingredient is good for exfoliation. This can also help deal with breakouts and help you get skin clear of dirt and impurities.

Benzoyl peroxide

This one’s used for spot treatments, but it’s also great for exfoliation. Apart from anti-ageing capabilities, it also helps deal with clogged pores.

Also read: 10 beauty tips to treat acne breakouts in summer

Retinoids

Retinoids are good for preventing pores from clogging up. Retinol-based products can increase your skin’s sensitivity to skin, so best to use at night.

Clay

A clay mask is good for someone with oily skin. Best to apply it on your skin on a Sunday evening. It helps extract dirt and oil from skin.

Sulfur

Despite the unpleasant smell, sulfur contains antibacterial properties making it a great ingredient to fight acne. It kills the bacteria and helps keep pores clean.

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First Published: Jul 24, 2018 16:55 IST