If you’re a young man and you experience acne, you’re not alone. Around 85% of people have suffered some form of acne. And while it’s commonly considered to be a ‘teenager’s problem’, the average age of acne sufferers has increased over the last decade from 20.5 years old to 26.5 years old.
Besides the main factor, genetics, various other factors like lifestyle, stress, sleep, and diet are responsible for cases of acne. If you suffer from acne, changing up these factors by cutting out certain foods and ensuring you get adequate sleep can help to improve it.
For most cases, however, all that’s needed to get clearer skin is adopting a consistent skincare routine. In this post, we take you through the 3 simple steps to clear skin.
3 Steps to Clear Skin
This method is a basic skincare routine that relies on three basic types of product. Which products you choose is a matter of personal preference, but there are a huge range of exfoliants, cleansers, and moisturisers to choose from and to accommodate every price range.
- Exfoliate (At least twice per week, but more frequently if your skin responds well to scrubs)
- Cleanse (Every morning and as soon as possible after exercising or sweating)
- Moisturise (Every morning and after cleansing)
Step 1. Exfoliate
Whatever the underlying cause of your acne, all acne is brought about by the same thing. A spot shows up when a sebaceous gland (where your skin produces its natural oils, or sebum) becomes blocked, and this blocked pore gets infected by bacteria living on the skin.