Acne is one of the most common skin conditions among all skin types, affecting people of all ages. It tends to occur when the hair follicles on your skin get clogged with oil and dead skin cells, forming whiteheads and pimples. Nua has come up with their skincare range and we sat down with Nameeta Saigal to discuss the reasons for acne breakouts and how to prevent them.

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But what causes acne?

It is the season’s increased humidity. Humidity often leads to excess oil (sebum) secretion. And this excess oil, along with dead skin cells and dust particles, tends to clog your skin pores, giving way to acne. Other agents that can add to this concern are bacteria and inflammation.

So, this brings us to the question –

What to do when your face breaks out?

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Thankfully, there are several simple routines that you can adopt to prevent your skin from breaking out into acne this monsoon. Some of them are –

1. Cleanse

Cleansing your skin helps control oil production as well as get rid of the old or dead skin cells accumulated on its upper layer. In fact, to wake up to a healthy and clear skin, it is essential to cleanse your skin every day using a mild cleanser before going to bed.

Generally, the acne and pimples on your skin are a result of bacterial reactions during monsoons. To prevent this, you should consider using a pore cleansing face wash which is pH-balanced and has soap-free ingredients. These face washes are formulated to be gentle and non-irritating, helping your skin breathe freely.

2. Try to Keep Your Hands off Your Face

One of the most basic tips for how to get rid of acne is simply to keep your hands away from your breakouts. Your hands aren’t always clean, and dirt under your fingernails can cause acne to spread or lead to further infection.

3. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser

It is recommended that you use lightweight moisturizers in the monsoon that have the ability to control acne and boost the health of your skin.The gel-based moisturiser from Nua is the best example of such a moisturiser that hydrates your skin but does not make it oily.

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4. Apply a clay mask

What can also help you get rid of acne and pimples are face masks! Using a well-balanced Clay pack formulated with soothing ingredients can keep your skin hydrated without stripping it off its natural oils. Besides this, clay masks have a cooling effect on your skin.

5. Use lukewarm or cool water to wash your face

Washing your face with hot water tends to strip your skin of oils and, in turn, can trigger breakouts. Most dermatologists recommend lukewarm or cool water over hot water. However, while lukewarm water is ideal for overall skin health, washing your face with cool water can further help your skin with acne-related irritation as it regulates oil levels on your face.

6. Change Your Face Towel Regularly

Repeatedly reaching for the same face towel can worsen your acne and harm your skin. Using dirty towels can increase the chances of bacterial infections, and they can even introduce new bacteria to your skin, which may lead to more acne. It is highly advisable to switch out your towels on a weekly basis.

 7. Treat with Acne Patches

If acne is still troubling you despite all efforts, then special products such as Nua’s acne healing patch are now available in the market. This can be used for all skin types – be it dry, oily or combination. An acne patch not only heals your acne but creates a protective cover that prevents you from touching the acne.   These patches are generally formulated with mild ingredients to make sure they don’t damage the skin.

To use an Acne Patch, follow the below steps –

●        Clean the area with a gentle face wash

●        Identify the acne that has pus

●        Peel a single patch from the sheet

●        Cover the acne with the patch

●        Leave it on for at least 8 hours or until the patch turns white

●        Remove slowly and Voila the acne is no more

Dealing with acne can be an emotionally overwhelming journey. However, a consistent skincare regimen with the right products and the right habits can go a long way in reducing your acne as well as preventing new breakouts.

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