Treating Acne and Wrinkles at the Same Time

Three magnifiers and a woman with acne and wrinkles

When you develop a skincare routine, you focus on treating the main issue that bothers you, but what if you have two of them? Acne breakouts and wrinkles are difficult to treat on their own. Addressing both problems at the same time can be extremely difficult because anti-acne products, make your skin dry and flaky, which is bad for wrinkles. Anti-aging creams are “heavy” and can clog pores as well as make your skin oilier. This makes the breakouts worse.

Is it possible to develop a beauty routine that will help you keep acne at bay while effectively reducing wrinkles?

Yes, it is, and today we’ll tell you what kinds of products you’ll need to use to achieve this effect.

  1. Very gentle cleanser.
    One thing that both anti-acne and anti-aging routines have in common is the fact that the cleanser you use has to be gentle so as not to aggravate inflammation or damage thin sensitive skin. Forget about products that come in bars as the chemicals that make them retain this shape are harmful, even if the product itself is well-formulated. Water-soluble cleansers with light silky texture are the best choice for you. If you want to make sure that you remove all the traces of makeup in the evening, use a washcloth instead of a “stronger” cleanser. This will have the added benefit of exfoliating your skin. Opening the pores in this manner before applying the rest of your beauty products will improve absorption and enhance the effects of serums and creams.
  2. Gentle exfoliant.
    Exfoliating your face on a regular basis is a must. You’ll need to find a product with a formula that won’t trigger an acne breakout and gentle enough not to damage the skin that has started showing the signs of aging. Use PureLx Perfection Cleanser Micro-Dermabrasion Scrub as it meets both these requirements. Like all PureLx products, its gentle formula is safe for any skin type and antioxidants in it will help fight both acne and wrinkles.
  3. Effective serum.
    A serum is the most important part of your treatment beauty routine as this product is the one providing the “boost” of the element necessary to deal with the issue. In the case of a combined acne & wrinkles problem, you’ll need to use a serum rich in antioxidants as harsher anti-acne products will damage pH balance and facilitate the destruction of collagen. Go for Premium C Serum as it contains vitamins C, B, and E, all potent antioxidants that help reduce inflammation as well as promote collagen production.
  4. Light moisturizer.
    This is where you’ll have to experiment a bit to find the perfect product as everyone’s skin is unique. You need to find a moisturizer with a formula light enough not to clog the pores, but emollient enough to have a rejuvenating effect on aging skin. Try products that come in liquefied lotion-like form instead of regular thick creams. Check out Perfection Anti-Aging Cream by PureLx. It’s a potent moisturizer because it contains hyaluronic acid. It also helps maintaining normal pH balance, which is essential for acne treatment.
  5. Light eye cream.
    The problem with finding the right eye cream is similar to that of a moisturizer. Though, this product must be more emollient by default as the skin around your eyes is very thin and tender. Cow’s feet are usually the first signs of aging to appear, so you’ll need a cream that will be effective against them. Luckily, this part of your face is less susceptible to acne, so it’s safe to use “heavier” products, like PureLx Perfection Eye Cream.
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