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Top 5 Skincare Mistakes That Worsens Acne

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From scrubbing too hard to choosing the wrong cleanser, seemingly simple mistakes we make as part of our skincare routine might actually contribute to breakouts and acne.

For those that have acne-prone skin, here are mistakes you might be making in your skincare routine that worsens acne.

Over Cleansing and Exfoliating


People with acne-prone skin tend to also be oilier and instinctively think that cleansing several times a day will solve the problem. It is more realistic to stick to cleansing twice a day, morning and night. It is advisable to use a cleanser at night and simply rinse the face with lukewarm water in the morning.

Over cleansing will irritate the skin, cause excessive dryness and cause the skin to produce oil, making the skin even oilier overtime. This may also damage the skin barrier, causing the skin to be sensitized and more prone to breaking out. The same thing goes with over-exfoliation.