Pimple-less skin in 3 steps

Posted on August 8, 2017 by Emily Khor

Living in a country that is always hot and humid means only one thing to beauty junkies: Pimples or acne or blemishes, whatever you want to call it, it is still the same old thing that annoys everyone to no end. The constant sweating under the hot weather combined with the natural layer of oil on your face, there is no doubt that your face is a pimple growing heaven.

Even though many articles and experts had offered their view on the subject, some would still rather believe in using common and often harmful ingredients (baking soda, toothpaste etc) on their pimples. It is not as simple as that. Pimples popping up all over your face is a skin condition that needs to be treated seriously if you want to avoid scarring and dark spots. Experts categorize the causes of pimples forming on your skin into two: External and internal factors. 

1. Polluted Air: The dust and particles in polluted air comes into contact with your skin every single day. This in turns causes clogged pores. If you did not happen to know about this, clogged pores are the best place for bacteria to thrive.

2. Exposure to Sunlight: On the contrary to popular belief, staying under the sun for an extended period does not help with reducing your pimples. The sunrays only dry your skin out, which makes your face overcompensate by producing more oil, increasing your chances of getting breakouts.

1. Hormonal Imbalance: Sometimes, it is hard to maintain the hormones in your body because it changes depending on your menstrual cycle, stress level and general health. Hormonal problems put your sebaceous gland into an overdrive, causing it to produce more sebum. 

2. Diet: You can’t eat unhealthy and junk food all the time, expecting to have clear pimple-less skin. What you put into your body will show up on your face. It is also very important to drink water in order to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Whatever the reason may be, it is advisable to always have a skincare regime that helps fight pimples. Fear not as we will take you through a step-by-step guide to achieve the spotless face you always dream of.

Three steps to a pimple-less face:

Washing your face twice per day is an optimum amount even if you have oily skin. More than that amount, you are at risk of stripping off the skin’s natural oil, causing oil production to increase in order to make up for what is lost. 

Many people have this common misconception: Don’t use moisturizer if you have oily skin. The truth is the total opposite of what they believed. Not only does skipping moisturizer causes your face to have a condition where the skin is oily on the surface but dry on the inside, it also causes excess production of oil that will block your pores.

3.Using sunblock on your face
With the sun being so strong, not applying any sunblock to your face means that it is directly being exposed to the sun without any protection. UV rays of the sun will not only damages your skin, but also worsen the pimple trouble you have been so wanting to get rid of. Nevertheless, opt for oil-free sunscreen. You don’t have to walk around, looking like a greasy mess after you put on sunscreen.

To simplify your cleansing routine, use products that are made with acne-prone skin in mind. Swissvista does the job for you with its Anti-Acne Collection that comes with Cleanser Cream, Toner and Serum. 

The Anti-Acne Collection contain ingredients such as Olive Leaf Extract and Organic Willow Herb Extract that will help with gentle removal of dead skin cells and minimizing pores, both keys to combating pimples. Not convinced yet? This collection is also fragrance-free, paraben-free and alcohol-free so no more worries about putting harmful chemicals on your face. What are you waiting for? Get it now before it’s all snatched up.

ALLYOUNG NEWS EDITOR Emily Khor 2017.8.8 16:00