Taking Care of Acne Skin: Combat Those Problems Away!

I’m just another victim of acne skin since 11 years old that is why I would like to contribute to help whoever needed this advice. This skin types are prone to having pimples. First, let’s try to understand how acne occurs.

 Photo Courtesy of Proactiv.com

On your skin, deep within each pore, the sebaceous glands produces sebum to keep skin supple and moist.

Photo Courtesy of Proactiv.com

Your skin renews almost everyday and sheds dead skin cells. This dead skin cells may clog and blocks your pores.

Photo Courtesy of Proactiv.com

The sebaceous glands will still continue to produce sebum in the clogged pore. Combining with dead skin and bacteria around us, it encourages the activities in the pore and soon swells, maybe inflamed or infected.

*Tips: In the case of acne and oily skin type, this skin produces more sebum than the normal skin types.


There are two types of acne which is:

1. Non-inflammatory

Whitehead (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

Blackhead (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

Milia (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

2. Inflammatory

Papule (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

 Pustule (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

Nodule (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

Cysts (Photo Courtesy of Acne.org)

* Try not to touch your face too often, chances of picking up bacteria on to your skin is high. Oily skin type are prone to get pimples as well, so its better to take a precaution step on this.

There is no cure for acne but to control it, one of it is by using suitable skin cares. Taking care of your skin daily is important but never over wash your face. Washing twice a day is sufficient, once in the morning and once at night. Over washing would strip sebum from your skin causing the sebaceous gland to produce even more.  Some skincare products offer just a few steps to your skincare regime but there is more than just those basic ones. It depends on you if you would like to extend your skincare regime.

In the morning, Cleanse > Tone > Special Treatment > Moisturize > Sunscreen.

During the night, Cleanse > Tone > Special Treatment > Moisturize > Extra Treatment

You must be wondering what is special treatment. Under the special treatment are those serums or other skincare products that can be applied after toning and before moisturizing. The serum that I have found to fit in this special treatment is Cellnique Pro Sebum Gel. Many users sworn by it that it works effectively. It works to diminish blackhead and whitehead as well as minimizing your pores.


Other recommendation would be b.liv off those blackheads.


The extra treatment during the night is rather optional. What I mean in extra treatment here is pimple cream usage. There are a few pimple creams that works effectively with just a small dap.

1. Clearasil Ultra Vanishing Cream


2. Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment


3. Garnier Pure SOS Blemish Clear Pen


4. 3M Nexcare Acne Patch


5. Milab Acne Pen (photo unavailable)

#Tips: I always apply aloe vera gel before applying pimple cream so that the next morning, my skin doesn’t peel, heals better, less painful, and lighten a little.

*All skin types needs to be moisturized including oily and acne skin. Always choose moisturizer that is meant for your skin type. Moisturizing is to keep your skin stay hydrated. During the day, use oil-free and non-comedogenic sunscreen with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays. If your moisturizer has SPF protection then you may skip the sunscreen.

Weekly Treats:

Blackhead Removers ( removes blackhead with extra help )

1. The Body Shop Double Headed Blackhead Remover


2. Bioglo T-zone Peel-off Mask


3. Biore Pore Pack Cleansing Strips


#Tips: I usually cleanse my face after using blackhead remover. Why? My pores are open after the treatment, when I wash my face, it cleanses deep into my pores. Toning and moisturizing after cleansing helps to minimize my pores. If you have cleansed then only use the blackhead remover, it’s better to use mask so that it can penetrate deep into your skin. Don’t forget to tone and moisturize after putting on mask.


Masks ( choose mask which is suitable for acne and oily skin )

1. Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask (or any other clay mask available)


2. Proactiv Refining Mask


3. D.I.Y Aspirin Mask by RiceBunny

4. D.I.Y Honey Oats Mask by Fashionoid

Suggested skincare products that would work to combat acne and oily skin:

1. Proactiv Skin Solution ( I’m using it, it controls my acne effectively )




3. b.liv ( new product design by Cellnique, reviews by Xiaxue on (Still) Damn Good Skin! )


4. Clearasil


5. L’oreal Pure Zone


6. Garnier Pure


7. The Body Shop Tea Tree


8. Biore Facial-Fit Expert Care Acne & Oil Care


Tools to keep it even clearer:

1. Facial Blackhead Remover

2. Facial Cleansing Pads

3. Electric Facial Brush

4. Electric Toothbrush ( recommended by RiceBunny on Electric Toothbrush = Clean Skin )

You may have other skin concerns that you want your skin to improve, but try to control on the major problem first. I hope the information in this post helps. More advices on ‘Taking Care of  Acne Skin’ will be coming up soon.

♥ Traclyn Yeoh

Traclyn Yeoh
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  1. I really recommend a zinc solution, put it on twice a day once in the morning, and once at night after you wash. It may take a few weeks to see proper results but once you do it really does work.

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