Wrinkles and acne are not a good match, but unfortunately many women struggle with both at the same time. Acne isn’t only for teenagers. Some women experience the onset of acne during peri-menopause. If you try to treat adult acne aggressively you will do more damage than good to your skin. Battling wrinkles and breakouts requires a gentle skin care routine for aging acne prone skin.
As we age our skin becomes more dry and our wrinkles become more obvious. If we use a heavy rich cream to combat our wrinkles it can trigger and acne break out. The key is to follow a skin care regime that targets anti aging but also deals with treating acne at the same time. It sounds impossible but it can be done with Korean skin care.
When you reach your mid 30’s age your skin gets both drier and oilier. The oil glands on our faces increase in size which eventually makes our pores larger. Our skins ability to retain water also decreases, so we become drier much easier.
Here are our top tips for treating aging acne prone skin, make sure to read our morning skin care routine further down the page:
Essence: Using an essence will help you to treat and heal your skin. This essence is made from snail secretion and is moisturising and soothing to damaged acne prone skin.
Morning Routine: Anti Aging Acne Prone Skin
Use a cleanser that is gentle for dry and sensitive skin types. A cleanser with a pH level of 5.0 – 6.0 is gentle on the skin as the pH level is the same as our skins natural pH level. This cleanser contains tea tree oil which helps to shrink the size of pores and refines the skins texture.
Do not use a harsh cleanser as it dries out the skin. In return dry skin produces more oil. You will only dry your skin out and trigger an acne break out.
After cleansing use an alcohol free toner that helps to repair the skin barrier and remove dead skin cells. This toner is gentle on acne prone skin as it contains no drying alcohol, and is suitable for every day use. Aging skin needs regular exfoliation to encourage new skin cells to come to the surface, so this toner is a win for anti aging acne prone skin. Also, Salicylic Acid has to stay on the skin to work. A rinse off product won’t work as well as one that stays on the skin during the day or night.Essence
Apply an essence after your toner. An essence as another layer of product that can help you treat anti aging and acne. This snail essence can help hydrate, replenish and revitalize the skin. Snail mucin is very effective at hydrating the skin which is what you need as you age. Many women who use snail products do see that their skin becomes more supple and glowing.
4. Day Cream
You now want to apply a moisturiser to hydrate and lock in the product. This oil free moisturiser is designed for oily, dry, and sensitive skin; which describes aging acne prone skin to a T.
Now you have to protect your skin to avoid sun damage. We advise using a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of 50+. This sunscreen is excellent for dry, sensitive skin. It contains Aloe which soothes the skin. It is not oily and does not leave a white residue on the skin, making it perfect to wear under make up.
The key with aging acne prone skin is to be gentle and have patience. If you follow a good skin care routine you will definitely see an improvement in your skin. When you use skincare that is suitable for both acne and anti aging you are on the right path to reaching your goal of having clear and glowing skin.