How to Get Rid of Acne:
If you struggle with acne as I always have since puberty, you have what’s known as acne-prone skin. If you have friends recommending products that are amazing, don’t just take their word for it. Find out if they too have acne prone skin. Many people swear by certain ingredients like Argan oil or Moroccan oil for their hair and skin, but for someone who has acne-prone skin, this ingredient is one of the many listed in “Pore Clogging Ingredients” given to me by my amazing Esthetician, Emme Diane. She’s the acne-skin whisperer. I wrote about her products here and go into detail about my story if you’re interested.
Don’t just treat the issue, address the cause
Yes, ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid can help to get rid of acne, but what if you keep putting products on your face and in your hair that are pore clogging ingredients?! Then your acne will never go away. I check ingredients for all my face products and my hair care products because I don’t want acne in my scalp, my neck, behind my ears or on my arms or shoulder or back. If pore clogging ingredients are in your hair products, you will get acne on the areas of your skin your hair touches. EEEKS.
How to Get Rid of Acne: Ditch Products with pore clogging ingredients:
For the complete list, you’ll have to contact Emme Diane.
But just to give you a little taste of some of these shocking ingredients, I’ve listed some you’ve probably heard of being promoted at your local Sephora or by beauty gurus all over Youtube.
Algae Extract— This is in so many anti-aging products. It may be anti-aging, but it is pro pore clogging if you have acne prone skin.
Cocoa Butter— OMG let’s moisturize and clog our pores!
Coconut Oil— It’s raw. It’s natural. It causes acne for those with acne-prone skin.
If you want to put Oil in Your Hair, Avoid Argan/Moroccan Oil and Use This Instead
So like I said, if you want to know how to get rid of acne, you must treat the acne and then avoid using any products on your skin and hair that contain pore clogging ingredients. For many people, that’s all it takes. A little knowledge goes a long way.
I’ve started using Sunflower and Safflower oil on the ends of my super dry, super brittle, super damaged, overly processed, overly heated, bleached from one level of the spectrum to the other level hair, and WOW it makes a huge difference! It makes it softer, more manageable and less dry looking. I especially love it on day two or three hair after I put dry shampoo on the roots. Try it instead of the Moroccan oil that everyone (who isn’t acne prone) is obsessed with.
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