Published: August 15, 2023
Infamous for being one of the most common skin conditions out there, acne affects around 50 million people in the USA alone each year. Although it’s most common in adolescents, adult acne is becoming increasingly prevalent too, with breakouts appearing at a later age even if they were never experienced during a person’s teenage years.
The good news is that, due to how common it is, acne is also one of the most-studied skin conditions. There is now so much information out there that can help you to navigate through your breakouts. This means that the right knowledge coupled with the correct skincare products could have you sporting a pimple-free appearance in no time.
Wondering where to get started? Right here! Read on as Bionyx shares some amazing acne skincare products to help you clear up your complexion.
The Rhodium Mousse Cleanser
Let’s start with one of the most important products in any acne skincare routine; a cleanser.
If you have acne-prone skin, then a good cleanser should be your best friend. You should be using it twice a day to remove any excess oil from the surface of your skin. Doing so will cut back on how much oil is able to penetrate your pores and form blockages. This means that you’ll be able to noticeably prevent the appearance of breakouts with just this one product.
Unfortunately, many of the cleansers out there that are designed specifically for acne skincare are overly harsh. There’s no denying how effective they are at cleansing away excess oil but they often do this a little too well. Completely stripping the skin of all of its sebum sends the sebaceous glands into overdrive, stimulating them into producing even more oil than they used to. As you can imagine, this leaves the skin even oilier, and even more acne-prone, in the long run.
So, instead, go for a cleanser that’s powerful yet gentle at the same time, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Mousse Cleanser. Mousse cleansers are a great middle-ground for acne skincare since they’re not as drying as foaming cleansers, yet they’re more effective than other cleanser types. This formula is infused with amino acids to strengthen the feel of your skin, plus colloidal platinum to give your skin a glow. Even better, it’s safe for twice-daily use, making it ideal for tackling the appearance of breakouts.
The Rhodium Facial Toner
Toners are beneficial for all skin types, but they’re particularly important in an acne skincare routine.
Why? Because not only do they clear away any bacteria and product residue that your cleanser may have left behind, all of which would only end up clogging your pores, but they also keep the skin’s pH level feeling balanced. In the long run, this will help to regulate how greasy your skin feels. This makes a toner a very useful tool if you’re trying to battle the look of breakouts.
With that said, you need to be careful when choosing a toner for acne-prone skin. Many contain alcohol, which not only acts as a preservative but also dries out excess oil. This may feel great in the short run but, as mentioned, removing too much of your skin’s sebum will only leave you oilier in the long term.
The solution is to always opt for an alcohol-free toner, such as the Bionyx Rhodium Facial Toner. This formula is absolutely ideal for an acne skincare routine for a couple of reasons…
Firstly, with sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and betaine, it’s incredibly hydrating. It will leave your skin looking beautifully plump and full while giving your cells the moisture that they need to thrive.
It also contains niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Research confirms that niacinamide is highly effective at shrinking the appearance of enlarged pores. This has the knock-on effect of reducing how oily the skin feels. After all, the tighter your pore openings, the less oil they’ll be able to release. This can go a long way in helping to reduce and prevent the visibility of breakouts.
The Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling
Although a cleanser may be the most important product in a daily acne skincare routine, an exfoliant is a must-have for your weekly beauty regimen.
Unlike a cleanser, which will only remove excess oil from your skin’s surface, an exfoliant works on a slightly deeper level. A good exfoliant will be able to pull sebum and blockages out of your pores, leaving them feeling clear and clog-free. And, as you know, without any pore blockages around to become inflamed, pimples won’t be able to form.
There are plenty of exfoliants out there to choose from but one of our favorites is the Bionyx Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling. It’s an exquisite gel-like formula that’s a true pleasure to apply. Simply massage this peel across your face for 30 seconds or so before rinsing it off. The result will be skin that looks clearer, brighter, and smoother.
How often should you be using this exfoliant?
For other skin types, exfoliating once a week is usually enough. However, since acne-prone skin produces more oil than other skin types, it needs to be exfoliated more often. Our peel is safe to be used up to three times a week, which can go a long way in contributing to an acne-free complexion.
The Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum
Many people mistakenly believe that oily skin doesn’t need to be hydrated. However, although acne-prone skin may produce plenty of oil, your skin cells need moisture, meaning water, in order to thrive. Sadly, this is something that all of the extra oil on your face doesn’t compensate for.
Instead, one of the best ways to quench your skin cells is with a hydrating serum, like the Bionyx Alloy Platinum Synergizing Serum. Using this formula once or twice a day will ensure that your skin cells feel perfectly hydrated, saving them from ramping up sebum production even more.
This serum hydrates with a blend of powerful humectants. From sodium hyaluronate to glycerin, they’re all extremely lightweight compounds. This is essential for acne skincare as you don’t want your skin to feel heavy or weighed down.
Even more importantly, this serum contains vitamin C, a must-have in every acne skincare routine. Although vitamin C won’t directly treat your breakouts, it’s extremely useful at tackling the visible skin concerns that often accompany acne-prone skin. From soothing the appearance of redness and inflammation to fading the visibility of acne marks and scars, vitamin C is an incredibly useful ingredient to have by your side.
The Platinum Transformative Cream
There’s no getting away from the fact that acne-prone skin needs to be moisturized. However, this is something that people often avoid doing due to how many of the moisturizers out there contain thick, pore-clogging ingredients.
It can take a while to properly sift through an ingredient list, researching every compound on there to ensure that nothing is going to clog your pores. So, save yourself some time by opting for the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Cream instead. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that’s perfectly suited for acne-prone skin in a few different ways…
Firstly, it’s packed with hydrating compounds, including sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, seaweed extract, and jojoba esters. It also contains witch hazel extract, a botanical famed for how it reduces the appearance of enlarged pores while cutting through how greasy the skin feels.
You’ll find licorice root extract in this cream too. It’s a natural ingredient that’s capable of evening out the skin tone and lightening the look of dark marks. These often appear after a breakout has ended and can sometimes stick around for years, making it important to deal with them as soon as possible.
Finally, let’s talk about lactic acid. You’ll find this alpha-hydroxy acid in this cream too. It provides a mild exfoliating effect, meaning that daily use will help to keep your pores clear of blockages. However, at the same time, it’s a gentle and hydrating ingredient. It won’t replace your regular exfoliant but it will do wonders in maintaining that clear and bright complexion in between exfoliation sessions.
The Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask
When trying to reduce the appearance of acne, your focus should be on ensuring that your face remains as grease-free as possible. The less oil there is lingering on your skin, the less likely you’ll experience a breakout.
We’ve already discussed how a good cleansing and exfoliating regimen can work to reduce how oily your skin feels. However, there’s another skincare product that can help with this too; the Bionyx Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask.
Wondering how a face mask can be useful in an acne skincare routine?
Well, for starters, this mask contains kaolin clay. It’s revered for how it absorbs excess oil and impurities from the skin. Once the mask is rinsed off, all of those impurities go down the drain with it. This leaves the skin feeling wonderfully detoxified and revitalized.
However, what sets this formula apart from the hundreds of other clay masks on the market is its thermal properties. As you massage this mask into your skin, it will start to heat up. The heat that it produces is gentle and soothing, which leaves the pore openings feeling relaxed and more elastic. This then makes it even easier for the clay in the mask to pull out impurities. That’s how this mask is able to so effectively counter the appearance of breakouts.
Of course, the other superstar ingredients in this mask deserve a mention too. Vitamins A, C, and E all work together to brighten and clarify the complexion. Meanwhile, aloe vera leaf extract provides hydration while coffee fruit extract helps to repair the visibility of oxidative damage in the skin. Use this mask weekly and you’ll love how refreshed and rejuvenated your skin starts to look.
Create an Effective Acne Skincare Routine With Bionyx
With so many different factors contributing to breakouts, acne isn’t an easy skin condition to deal with, especially if it’s new to you. However, try turning your focus to keeping your complexion as oil-free as possible. With the right skincare products, you’ll be able to significantly reduce how greasy your skin feels. This will then prevent your pores from feeling clogged, which, in turn, will prevent the appearance of new breakouts from forming.