The LAMOUR Beauty Guide to Caring for Acne-Prone Skin
From dealing with blackheads and blemishes to unlovely acne, breakouts are never fun. Unfortunately, these skin issues are not confined to adolescents, because our pimples as adults can differ from the acne we had as a teen and can prove challenging to address. This challenge is often influenced by hormonal changes, skin type shifts, and lifestyle factors like diet and stress. Fundamentally, the breakout results from a combination of sebum and bacteria when hair follicles become clogged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells.
The good news is that there are a lot of Asian skincare options available for effectively addressing acne, featuring numerous products and ingredients that work really well. The Asian skincare approach is about treating your skin gently to achieve long-lasting results. K-beauty, for example, emphasizes thorough deep cleansing of skin and supporting a good skin barrier by avoiding harsh, harmful ingredients in skincare.
Exploring the Asian beauty of managing acne is definitely a must-try!
Ingredients Your Acne-prone Skin Needs
What Are the Best Products for Blemish and Acne-Prone Skin?
Try Deep cleansing products
Cleansing is essential and should always be done first. Acne frequently develops when oils and dead skin cells become trapped under the skin. Therefore, maintaining a regular cleansing and exfoliation routine is essential to enable your skin to breathe and expel trapped bacteria.
BANILA CO-Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm-Pore Clarifying
Cleansing oils and balms can be super-effective at cleansing your skin of both makeup and excess oil. Clean it Zero + Pore Clarifying is best for oily and acne-prone skin types, there’s nothing better! Packed with Jojoba Oil and a blend of AHA, BHA, and LHA to gently exfoliate skin and cleanse pores for balanced complexion perfection
COSRX Low PH Goodnight Soft Peeling Gel
As an exfoliating cleanser, it does a great job of removing dead skin cells that are hiding in the walls of your pores. It's a good pick for sensitive and dry skin types due to the skin-friendly pH of 5. It also works for acne-prone/oily skin types because of the pore-friendly ingredients.
Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Gold Powder Wash
Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder is an enzyme powder cleanser that transforms into a rich, foaming wash upon contact with water, and it effectively eliminates excess oil, sebum, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities. Additionally, it boasts various moisturizing and brightening components that leave your skin feeling remarkably soft and smooth following each use.
Try Pimple Patch
If you're dealing with annoying breakouts right before a formal event or a romantic date night, try these clear acne patches to feel their magic. They help you avoid rubbing, picking, or scratching a pimple, which can lead to irritation, slow down the healing process, and potentially result in scarring. Often pimple patches contain acne-fighting ingredients to help heal pimples faster.
The most important thing is that it easily integrates into a skincare routine — simply apply an acne patch to clean your skin when you notice your pimple is showing a white or yellow head.
FULFIL Day And Night, Acne PatchSHOP NOW
Best for soothing
Melaleuca alternifolia oil tightens pores and soothes the skin
SKIN1004 Tea Trica Spot Cover PatcSHOP NOW
Best for stubborn breakouts
This hygienic material soaks up fluids from within the pimple to dry it out and promote healing.
OLIVE YOUNG Care Plus Scar Cover Spot Patch KitSHOP NOW
These highly popular South Korean acne patches are specifically crafted to reduce the appearance of acne spots and scarring.
Try Repairing Serum
Acne scar is a common skin concern that can prove even more challenging to address compared to the acne itself. This is because acne scars represent the harm caused by inflammation to the deeper layers of the skin, and tackling this type of damage can be complex. Skincare products primarily target the surface layer of the skin and often do not effectively address the deeper layers beneath.
Repairing and soothing Serum is a solution for damaged skin barrier experiencing acne breakouts, hypersensitivity, and redness due to inflammation.
COSRX Advanced Snail Radiance Dual Essence
Plumping and nourishing snail mucin is everything your face needs after a micro-needling session, and COSRX is the ideal solution for fostering healing and swiftly restoring your skin's vitality.
SOME BY MI AHA-BHA-PHA 30 DAYS MIRACLE SERUM LIGHT
A fast-absorbing serum that helps improve acne and skin redness with a lighter and more refreshing finish.
Contains 89% acne-soothing ingredients to calm and strengthen irritated skin with anti-inflammatory properties.
SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Tea-Trica Relief Ampoule
This is the perfect SOS treatment for acne-prone skin. With highly soothing ingredients focused on calming the skin, this non-comedogenic formula treats inflammation and irritation for ultimate relief.
Try Weekly Treatment
Once a week or twice, invest in a face mask to treat your skin. Certain face masks incorporate anti-inflammatory and antibacterial components that effectively address acne. They are also great at exfoliating the skin to help unclog pores and prevent future acne flares. Opting for sheet masks can provide an added boost in healing acne, as they are adept at soothing inflammation and potentially aiding in the reduction of acne scars. No matter if you have oily, sensitive, combo, or acne-prone skin, the best face masks help treat your blemishes without further irritating your skin.
Dr. Ceuracle Jeju Matcha Clay Pack
One-kill clay pack with Jeju Matcha purifies skin with delicate pore & sebum care and exfoliation. Absorb and remove dead skin cells and impurities clogged in pores with Bentonite to restore clean, clear skin
Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Sheet
Formulated with glutathione aloe vera and phytoncide for whitening and providing intensive hydration. Especially Glutathione which is a potent antioxidant to balance skin tone and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation including dark spots, scars, and discoloration
COMFY Repairing Mask-Acne Repair
It helps to regulate your sebum while helping to reduce the appearance of redness on your skin. Thanks to the Centella Asiatica Extract, the mask will help calm your skin down while revitalizing and brightening tired-looking skin. Suitable for all skin types, especially stressed and fatigued skin.