Getting one or two pimples every now and then is normal throughout our life cycle, sometimes a small amount of breakout when using a new product can also be an indicator of the skin getting used to certain ingredients and this does not mean that you are acne-prone. Individuals with multiple pimples occurring on their cheeks and forehead on the other hand fall under the acne-prone group, they are not generally restricted to an age group but can be easily identified first from either having oily skin, or easily clogged pores.
What Should Acne - Prone skin types look out for?
Acne-prone oily skin types are recommended to use products containing BHA (Beta-Hydroxy Acids) such as Salicylic Acids or Papaya Enzyme (Papain) to help the skin exfoliate and relieve sebum build-up while at the same time treating acne. When first introducing the skin to Salicylic Acids, acne-prone skin types may see more pimples surfacing in the first few days, this is natural as the skin is purging.
I have occasional acne occurring every now and then, can I use products with salicylic acid?
If one does not fall under the acne-prone group, he/she should avoid using the products containing Salicylic Acids as the skin may get used to or adapt to the ingredient and when the real breakout occurs, it may become even harder to treat and care for. Take note that BHA is also generally recommended for oily skin types. The A-Clean Series is designed for treating acne problems in acne-prone skin types, once acne is treated and lessened, you may start introducing the skin to products suitable for oily skin types. You may also consider acne treatment products for time-to-time occurring blemishes to keep your skin in check.