What’s better than a cure for redhead acne? The answer is: preventing it in the first place. Just as one of our most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, wisely advised, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

So, what ‘Redhead Friendly’ approved products do I use to keep acne from wreaking havoc on my sensitive skin? My answers may surprise you

1. Daytime Cleanser:

I start each morning by washing my face with Dove Sensitive Skin Cleanser. Since we redheads often react badly to harsh chemicals and ingredients, this gentle soap is perfect for cleansing without drying out the skin or leaving any residue.

Want to try another facial cleanser? PCA Skin Cleanser is a H2BAR favorite. 

2. Moisturizer 

For those who have suffered with acne and now have glowing skin, you may have discovered the secret: moisturizing is key to beautiful skin. Many redheads with acne try to dry out their skin but end up with more breakouts. The skin produces more oil when it’s dry and this causes acne. Once the skin is moisturized properly, the skin will stop producing oil and you will see your skin change for the better.

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3. Powder:

Use Almay Loose Face Powder in their lightest shade –– which is perfect for my naturally pale complexion. I like loose powder because it is less likely to cause acne breakouts, plus loose powder feels light and looks natural.

4. Nighttime Cleanser: 

In the evening, I wash my face with Noxzema Classic Clean Original Deep Cleansing Cream. I’ve been using it on my redhead skin since I was twelve. It tingles as it cleans and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. Although some experts advise against using Noxzema if you have sensitive skin, I have never had any issues with it. You should, however, ask a dermatologist’s advice before using this or any other new product to treat your acne.

5. Healthy Foods: 

Diet makes a difference in the health of our skin as well as our body. I drink plenty of water and eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Not only does this help keep acne at bay, but it will also keep your red hair looking healthy and vibrant. 

How do you treat your acne? Share below!