Skin treatments to treat acne usually take several sessions before you start seeing the effect. However, as with a lot of things in life, problems get worse before they get better. Case in point: flaky skin during acne treatment.
Flaky skin can be avoided if you use natural acne treatment, like the ones you can make at home. However, for severe cases, this may not be enough to get rid of the problem. Laser treatments and peeling may be the only way to fix the problem. However, this causes your skin to become dry and flaky as it sheds off to give room for new skin to grow.
How do you fix flaky skin without messing up your skin care routine? Here’s how:
- Get yourself an oil-free facial wash and use it every day to ensure that your skin is always clean. You should follow this up with a gentle toner to take out any makeup residue that you were not able to wash off. This also helps slough off stubborn flaky skin. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and apply a light moisturizer that is especially created for acne-prone skin. You can also use the cream your dermatologist uses during your skin treatments. Use a pump applicator or a clean sponge to apply the moisturizer. This ensures that you do not dip your fingers in the jar of cream and that you do not transfer germs to your face. Use sponges only once.
- Use foundation that matches your skin tone. Make sure you get oil free makeup and that you apply only thinnest layer that you need, and only in the areas you need to apply it on.
- Do not overdo the concealer. Once you use too much concealer on your skin, you stop concealing your skin and start exposing the fact that you are wearing too much makeup. While you are treating your pimples, it will be hard for you to have the same skin as the models you see on magazines. The goal is not to have perfect skin but to hide the redness and discoloration that the skin care treatment is giving you. Use only a small amount of concealer and choose a warm shade to match your skin tone. Apply the concealer in dotted movements instead of wide strokes.
- Finish the routine with transparent powder has natural acne treatment properties like aloe vera or tea tree.
Before going to bed, do not forget to wash off all the makeup on your face with gentle soap and warm water. Follow the wash-tone-moisturize skin care routine every night. Taking care of your skin is a good investment, and having good skin gives you more confidence to face the world.