3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin Against Acne

acne treatment San Francisco, CAAcne might as well be called the plague of your skin. Caused by a variety of different things including hormones, stress, and excess oil, acne can drop your self-esteem from a ten to a zero in no time. Luckily, we at Aura Med Spa have a variety of different treatments that we can use to help fight active acne and get rid of scars in the process. To take things one step further and protect your skin, try using these following tips in addition to our services. Read on to learn more.

Wash Your Face

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to protect your skin from acne is to wash your face at least a few times a day. By getting rid of germs, bacteria, and extra oil across your skin, you can cut down on any acne.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

You may not realize it, but your makeup brushes harbor more germs and bacteria than you may care to admit— causing extra breakouts in the process. Try cleaning your makeup brushes every three to four weeks on average. To clean your brushes, use an antibacterial face soap and warm water. Then, combine the two and rub your brushes in a circular motion to extract any excess makeup. Repeat until your brushes are completely clean.

Choose Gentle Products

Depending on how severe your acne is, you may not need to use products that contain ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Although these ingredients are great at getting rid of acne, if your skin isn’t very oily as it is, they can get rid of the good oil on your skin and dry you out which will only cause your skin to go into overdrive and produce more oil.

Try to combat your acne by using the three tips listed above. To learn more about how you can get a clearer complexion, contact Aura Med Spa today to schedule an appointment.