You are what you eat – this couldn’t be truer when it comes to your skin. Doctors and scientists have time and again said that nutrition plays a key role in our skin health, and one should never overlook the vitamins and the products that maximize their absorption if they want to get rid of acne and other skin issues.
Most experts are of the view that you should give importance to the nutrients you’re consuming in your food especially if you have acne-prone skin. However, you should also consider adding effective exfoliating products into your daily skincare routine to get rid of dead skin cells and boost the absorption of topical nutrients.
One of the major reasons for breakouts and many other skin issues is the inflammation in the skin. Zinc is an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient that has been shown to treat and prevent acne. A recent study has shown that zinc can be an effective alternative to expensive acne treatments mainly because of its high efficacy, low cost, and minimal side effects.
- Omega-3 & -6 Fatty Acids
Acne and breakouts have been associated with the deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids like linoleic acid in the diet. Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) has been shown to reduce both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne issues.
- Vitamin E
When it comes to the potent topical skincare ingredients, Vitamin E tops the list. Regular use can help fade dark spots, moisturize the skin, and calm inflammation. Intake of vitamin E (in the supplement form) can also do wonders for your acne-prone skin. According to a study, lack of vitamin E in the body has been linked to severe acne issues
- Vitamin A
Derivatives of Vitamin A such as retinol have long been used as an effective treatment for acne. Their effectiveness can be attributed to their ability to reduce inflammation in the skin and prevent dead skin from clogging the pores. Topical vitamin A is renowned for its anti-aging and skin-clearing properties. Applying antioxidants like Vitamin A and E in the form of topical serums can help reduce inflammation, sun spots, and fine lines.
Why Should You Include AHAs and BHAs in Your Skincare Routine?
AHAs and BHAs can Help Treat and Prevent Acne and Breakouts
You may have heard about some effective acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide to get rid of stubborn blemishes and acne breakouts. Exfoliating agents like AHAs and BHAs can also help you prevent acne without any harmful side effects.
Acne usually occurs when the pores in your skin get clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, sebum, or oil. Exfoliation with a combination of AHAs and BHAs can help clear up your pores gently and effectively. Regular use via high-quality products from trusted brands like Zali Cosmetics can also prevent your pores from clogging in the future.
Using AHAs and BHAs containing products regularly may also reduce the appearance of enlarged pores that are quite common in people with acne-prone skin. Exfoliating ingredients like lactic acid, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid can help speed up your skin’s cell turnover rate to reduce acne scars.
AHAs and BHAs Can Help Increase the Absorption of Topical Vitamins
Apart from their unique benefits, AHAs and BHAs can increase the absorption of your existing topical vitamins and make them work more effectively for your skin.
For instance, if your skin is covered with dead skin cells, your everyday topical nutrients and serums will just sit on the topmost layer of your skin without penetrating the deeper layers. AHAs like glycolic acid and BHAs such as Salicylic acid can gently remove the layer of stubborn dead skin cells, allowing your vitamins and serums to nourish your skin cells from deep within.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to achieve smooth and flawless skin, then including skin-friendly nutrients along with high-quality exfoliating products such as Deep Facial Foaming Cleanser and AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner may be the most effective skincare strategy for you. You can choose from a range of AHA, BHA-containing toners, and cleansers at Zali Cosmetics.
We hope that this brief guide will help you choose the most effective products for your skin and acne. Be sure to check our range of skincare products here.