Simple Skin Care For Adult Acne

January 24, 2017

Simple Skincare for Adult AcneI’m pretty minimalistic with my skin care products. I’ve suffered cystic acne my whole life until my-mid 30s and now, finally, enjoy blemish free skin (apart from pre-period or if I’ve partied too hard!), so I stick with the products that work for me.

When looking for skin care for adult acne, I aim for as natural and chemical-free as possible and tend to try a new brand each time I finish a product in a never ending quest to find a product that works for me. It may have taken more than 20 years, but I think I’ve finally found the perfect skin care products for my acne prone skin.

The one thing I learned is not to over-cleans the skin causing your pores to produce even more oil. Clean gently and moisturise with the right moisturiser for your skin. It takes trial and error and after years of testing different products, these are the ones that are working for me.

Simple Skincare for Adult Acne

For My Face

Kaeso Rebalancing Moisturiser for oily/combo skin, OMG, I discovered this on Amazon and I’m in love! It’s so light and refreshing and doesn’t contain many nasties, it also smells wonderful. It’s free from parabens, mineral oil, sulphates and propylene glycol. Here’s a list of the main nasty ingredients in beauty products to avoid. Here’s a list of companies who make safer cosmetics.

In the winter I use a heavier moisturiser as I tend to get dry patches of skin during the cold months. I’ve found B Skincare Enriched Moisturiser to be so comforting and calming for my skin. It’s also made right here in Cornwall with beeswax and essential oils so it smells beautiful!

Simple Skincare for Adult Acne

I wash my face with a warm face cloth and Tisserand Deep Cleansing Skin Wash which is a liquid soap containing tea tree, grapefruit and lemon essential oils.

Simple Skincare for Adult Acne

When I need to, I use Bioderm’s Sensibio H2O Make Up Removing Micelle Solution which is amazing for removing eye make up even if I have contact lenses in.

When I can’t be bothered to wash my face, or if I’m traveling, I use Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Face Wipes which are a MUST HAVE. They remove all make up, are refreshing AND moisturising! These were a godsend when I was in hot and sticky Santa Teresa, Costa Rica recently.

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For My Body

I’ve found Dr Bronner’s Organic Lavender Coconut Body Lotion to be the best body cream I’ve used so far. It smells amazing and keeps me moistured for longer and again, has minimal, if any, nasties in it 🙂

Simple Skin Care for Adult Acne

Obviously beauty isn’t only skin deep. Good skin comes from within, no amount of products are going to fix your skin if you don’t clean up what you consume.

Drink lots of filtered water every day. Take lots of vitamin C. I take at least 1000mg per day and up to 4000mg if I feel a cold coming on. Eat more fruit and veg than anything else. Skip the take aways and junk food. Try avoiding dairy and see how your skin is after a week or so, for me, cheese and my skin aren’t the best of friends. Reduce your refined sugar intake. Move your body daily and figure out where your stress triggers are and ways you can avoid them, cope with them more healthily or cut them out all together.

What are the skin care products you swear by?

Skincare For Adult Acne

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  • Rebecca Ellis

    I wouldn’t say that I have acne, but my chin is always covered in spots! I’d love to know why that is, since I don’t seem to get them anywhere else. I’ll definitely be giving these a try to see if they can work for me to and you will be happy to know I’m eating an apple because of this post haha! x

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  • Have a look online about what it means depending on where you get spots, I know around the sides of the mouth/jawbone is hormonal and on the neck is stress. May be worth skipping on the dairy products too x

  • Hi Lisa
    Adult acne is something alot of people suffer from but most of the talk is always about teen acne,glad you shared your tips on top acne products and give readers options to choose from than just suggesting one product.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Jodie Whitham

    Great post! Love how you have stressed the importance of a good diet too. I think skin wipes can be damaging to skin as only touch the surface and don’t deal with pores etc. Love the sound of the lavender and coconut though! x

  • Thanks for your comment Jodie, you’re right, most face wipes really just wipe off the surface and aren’t a good idea to use daily, however, when I bought these wipes on a recommendation from a travel blogger who lives in Costa Rica, I was surprised at how good they are! They really clean your skin, leaving it tingling and squeaky clean. I still wouldn’t use them only, but they’re better than the rest for drunk nights before falling into bed and traveling in hot weather x

  • Thanks for your commenting, it’s true, most people are lucky and only get acne in their teens, unfortunately, some of us carry it until we are much older and it can be really embarrassing. I’ve tried all kinds of products, potions and pills and a clean diet is still the number one way to combat acne, however when it comes to products, eliminating nasty chemicals also goes a long way.