Skin problems such as acne can lead to a loss of confidence, no matter how old you are. Adult acne is a common issue that many people aren’t sure how to deal with. If your acne is interfering with your daily life, reach out to a medical professional for help and advice.

If your acne is on the milder side, there are many simple steps you can take to prevent spots and care for any existing pimples. On top of eating healthily and getting enough rest, here’s what we would recommend to deal with acne-prone skin:

Choose products with proven acne-fighting ingredients

There are some great active ingredients that have been developed to help battle acne. Look out for skincare products which contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Not only will these get to work on any breakouts you already have, but they’ll also rid your pores of sebum and dead skin that can lead to acne.

Be gentle with your skin

When you get a spot, your first impulse may be to try and pop it or attempt to scrub it away. Aggressive action will actually have an adverse effect. You could be left with inflamed scars that can take a long time to fade.

Try not to do anything that will further irritate your skin. Massage in any skin products gently and pat your skin dry. Avoid rubbing or touching the affected areas too frequently.

Keep your skincare routine simple

If you suffer from acne, you may feel tempted to invest in multiple skincare products to get rid of it. Using too many different products could actually make things worse as they could overly dry out your skin which leads to excess sebum production and acne.

Keep things simple – use a cleanser with an active ingredient such as salicylic acid and a light moisturiser. Remember, a patient approach is needed when dealing with acne.

Don’t forget to keep your skin hydrated

Hydrate your skin by drinking water and also moisturising. There is a common misconception that you shouldn’t use creams and moisturisers on acne-prone skin. In fact, it is really important to moisturise as thirsty skin can actually overcompensate and produce too much oil, which leads to acne.

Don’t be afraid of using facial oils either. Plant-based facial oils can rebalance the moisture levels of your skin and provide healing benefits.


At Duality Health, we understand the importance of maintaining healthy skin so you can feel confident and comfortable in your daily life. Get in touch with us to discuss any skin troubles or any other medical issues we may be able to help with.