Don’t Pick! This is the first rule of thumb. Picking your skin, especially with bare, unwashed hands, will defeat the effects of any healing products or healthy lifestyle changes you may be doing. Picking your skin with bare hands may lead to small cuts and tears from your nails, and dirt is easily passed from your hands to your skin, thus creating breakouts. Remember, if you pick one zit, you will have 5 more!Use a cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Salicylic acid fights acne by killing bacteria and lessening sebum, the skins natural oil. Skin Ceuticals Clarifying Cleanser does a great job of cleaning off makeup, contains acne fighting ingredients, and is mild enough to use morning and night. For oilier skin, trygloTheraputics Purifying Cleanser. This cleanser contains a higher percentage of Salicylic Acid for more intense acne fighting, but it may dry out your skin. If you experience any dryness or irritation, switch to using this cleanser only at night and a milder cleanser in the morning. Remember to wash your face twice at night to remove all makeup! A great cleanser to use in the mornings if you have more sensitive skin is IS Clinical Cleansing Complex. Containing both salicylic acid andglycolic acid, this cleanser fights acne, gently exfoliates your skin, and is gentle enough not to dry out your face
Keep it simple. You may think that using that 10% Benzoyl Peroxide every night is helping, but if your face is irritated you will only break out more. Follow the instructions on the label or those given by your skin care professional, using too many harsh products on your face can dry out your skin, creating peeling, redness and breakouts. A hydrated face is a clear face. You have all heard that drinking water helps clear your skin and this is not a myth. Not only does drinking lots of water cleanse your body of unwanted toxins, but it also helps to detoxify your skin and add needed moisture.Along with drinking water, using a moisturizer is very important.Even if you have oily skin, a moisturizer helps to keep your skin from becoming irritated and actually helps even out the production of oil, thus leading to less breakouts. We love gloTheraputics Oil Free SPF40+ because it’s super sheer, blends in really well, and also contains an SPF 40, so you get your hydration plus sun protection all in one. Don’t be afraid that using a moisturizer will make you break out. So long as you stick to an oil free moisturizer your skin will have less irritation and dryness which means less break outs.Use mineral makeup. We highly recommend gloMinerals for it’s superior ingredients compared with other mineral makeups. gloMinerals foundation covers imperfections really well without being shiny and heavy. Best of all, because gloMinereals contains no talc or additives, it’s actually good for your skin. gloMinerals makeup does not penetrate your skin so it won’t clog pores and cause breakouts, and soothing minerals along with vitamin A soothe and eliminate skin irritation.
Use a topical acne fighter at night. A fantastic treatment for acne is iS Clinical Active Serum. Active serum contains Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid to fight acne, kill bacteria and exfoliate dead skin, and Kojic and Lactic acid for superior anti-aging benefits. It also works great on hyperpigmentation and dark spots, this product does it all! Don’t use any other product on your skin after using Active Serum on clear skin. Active serum is best used alone to avoid irritation. If your face becomes dry, then you can wear a moisturizer such as IS Clinical Hydra Cool on top, once the Active Serum has dried on your skin. Hydra Cool is a cooling, serum moisturizer that contains Menthol, which is anti-bacterial. Hydra Cool is designed to work in conjunction with Active Serum and other IS Clinical products to help them work better.
Use a sulfur mask. Sulfur is well known to absorb oil, purify skin and pores and is a great anti-inflammatory. Sulfur is so healing it actually helps to instantaneously dry out blemishes and prevent more from coming. Apply a thick layer all over your face and neck, avoiding your eye area, 1-3 times per week. For severely acneic and oily skin, you may use a mask every day, but if your skin gets too dry, decrease frequency. Don’t let a sulfur mask dry out on your face, wash it off with warm water after no more than 10 minutes.
Get facials.Get a deep cleaning facial once a month. Otherwise, getting a facial once every couple, or every 6 months will definitely help. An aesthetician can deep clean your skin and clean out pores using professional grade products and equipment, plus you can expect the aestheticiano really get in there without damaging your skin.
Remember, keep your skin clean, keep your hands away from your face, and use high quality, oil free, products. A simple regimen consisting of skin beneficial products and keeping your skin free from irritation leads to clear beautiful skin!