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ACNE & BLEMISHES

Everyone faces skin challenges from time to time; it's completely normal. At SUL, we've handpicked products tailored to soothe and support problematic skin, helping you regain your radiant glow.

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ACNE & BLEMISHES

Q. Why do I get acne?
Acne can result from a combination of factors including:
- Overproduction of oil (sebum).
- Blocked hair follicles by oil and dead skin cells.
- Build-up of bacteria.
- Hormonal changes.
- Diet, particularly dairy and food that is high in processed sugar (glycemic foods).
- Certain medications.
- Stress.

Q. How can I stop getting acne?
- Gentle Cleansing: Regularly and gently clean your skin to remove excess oil and dirt.
- Avoid High-GI Foods: Limiting sugary foods and those with a high glycemic index may help some people.
- Hands Off: Try to avoid touching your face frequently, as this can introduce bacteria and irritate the skin.
- Hormonal Balance: Sometimes, acne can be due to hormonal changes, especially during periods like adolescence or certain times of the menstrual cycle.
- Remember: Getting acne is normal, especially during certain life stages, but if concerned, always consult a dermatologist or skincare professional.

Q. What skincare ingredients help with acne scarring and blemishes?
- Niacinamide: An antioxidant that reduces inflammation and lightens dark spots.
- Retinoids (like Retinol): Boosts collagen production and accelerates cell turnover to reduce the appearance of scars.
- Salicylic Acid: A beta-hydroxy acid that deeply exfoliates, unclogs pores, and lightens post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Vitamin C: An antioxidant that brightens skin, evens out tone, and diminishes dark spots.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps in skin repair, moisturization, and improving the appearance of scars by plumping the skin.
At SUL, we've curated a select range of Japanese and Korean skincare products rich in each of the key ingredients. Shop by ingredient, rather than skin concern, under our skincare category.

Q. What skincare ingredients should I avoid if I have acne-prone skin?
1. Alcohol (SD Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol): Can be drying and irritating for acne-prone skin, potentially leading to more breakouts.
2. Coconut Oil: While beneficial for some, it can clog pores for those with acne-prone skin.
3. Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate: Common in makeup and moisturizers; can exacerbate acne.
4. Synthetic Fragrances: Can irritate skin, leading to inflammation and increased breakouts.
5. Silicones (e.g., Dimethicone): While safe for many, they can trap debris in pores, potentially causing more acne for some.

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