Be gentle with your skin
While it’s important to use a selection of powerful, hard-hitting ingredients to combat acne-prone skin, it’s equally vital to choose products that nurture and hydrate. If your skin becomes too dehydrated, it could act up by over-compensating and producing more oil. Recently, I’ve just been using rose water to cleanse my face in the morning, as opposed to a cleansing wash. I also love Skin Design London products: they are effective, with excellent ingredients, but still feel nurturing and gentle; I love the brand’s Sleeping Beauty Crème.
Daily exfoliation is key
It encourages regular cell turnover of the skin. My toner is gentle enough for daily use and contains powerful ingredients that purify, exfoliate and brighten. This helps to refresh the complexion without disrupting the microbiome and the skin’s surface.
Use LED light therapy
Have regular facials
[Internationally renowned beauty specialist] Nilam Holmes has been doing my facials for the past few years. Her in-depth knowledge of the body, and her confidence with the techniques she applies, make her facials incredibly effective and relaxing. I couldn’t recommend her more.
Icing is essential to bring down inflammation
Use non-comedogenic products
These are products that are formulated without potentially pore-clogging ingredients. I‘ve been amazed by how using non-comedogenic products has allowed me to manage my acne-prone skin. This is why it’s essential for me to make all Rose Inc products non-comedogenic, including our color cosmetics – my must-haves are the Rose Inc concealer, blush and tinted serum.
Daily water intake, plus sleep and exercise, are so important for the entire body to work efficiently. I really notice a difference in my wellbeing when I’m drinking plenty of water. If you find it difficult drinking plain water, try flavoring it with your favorite fruit and fresh mint.
Take a daily probiotic
I once heard an expert say the gut is the second brain, which really resonated with me. Gut health is key, so a daily probiotic and lots of fermented foods or apple cider vinegar are a must.