Acne 101: How to Beat Your Blemishes for Good



It’s Acne Awareness Month, and when it comes to the skin concern, we all want to know: How do you get rid of it? If you’re acne-prone, I’m almost certain that’s a question you find yourself asking over and over again. In fact, everyone who’s ever had a breakout knows that acne is—at best—frustrating. At worst, it’s a damaging blow to your self-confidence. I’ve dealt with severe bouts in the past and have vivid memories of talking from behind my hands or avoiding mirrors in a bid to ensure my skin wasn’t seen. And did you know that in the dermatology world, anyone who gets just one or two spots every month is considered to have acne? But for most of us, when we think of acne, we think of those angry, sore, under-the-skin cysts and whiteheads.

When you’re in the midst of your worst flare-ups, the need to soothe your skin can feel a little bit desperate. That’s when you can make bad decisions and pummel your pores with products that are far too harsh. Enter your guide to treating acne in a way that’s beneficial to your skin type so you won’t wake up with skin that feels raw and ravaged by the wrong routine again.