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Your Skin Care Routine Could Be Making Your Acne Worse

Overusing anti-acne products won't fade those pimple marks.
Your Skin Care Routine Could Be Making Your Acne Worse

It’s easy to believe that a combination of powerful zit-zapping ingredients can cure your acne, but has it ever occurred to you that you might have been too heavy-handed with skin care products? Since anti-acne products often contain exfoliating ingredients like alpha-hydroxy acid, vitamin C, and salicylic acid, excessive usage can suck out the moisture from your skin and dry it out. Your skin then compensates for the loss of moisture and hydration by producing more sebum, resulting in oily skin, clogged pores, and yes, even more breakouts.

When you’re at your wit’s end with no solution in sight to your acne problems, it may be good to take a step back and reevaluate your skincare routine. Sometimes, a simple, no-frills regimen may be what your skin actually needs. Reset and dial things down with just two products:

A brightening treatment

Acne marks and dark spots getting you down? Chemical peels and microdermabrasion might be too much for sensitive skin, so opt for an at-home treatment that tackles pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Consider using a product like Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence. It enhances the skin’s dewy, radiant aura by improving skin tone and hydration. It also has niacinamide, which helps reduce dark spots and treat uneven skin tone

A hydrating moisturizer

Without a barrier to protect your skin from the elements, it becomes prone to dryness and irritation, which can, in turn, trigger acne. Moisturize with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. It contains niacinamide, which helps hydrate the skin to boost skin elasticity. It also helps smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.

It's important to let your skin breathe, so why not use hard-working products with your shortened routine? You'll be applying all the good stuff, just minus the sticky, cloying layers.

Olay White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream are available in all major supermarkets, department stores, drug stores, and on Lazada. For more information, visit Olay's website.

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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Olay.