Cleansing is the most important step in any anti-acne routine
Clean Skin is Clear Skin
A solid skin care routine is the best way to help keep blemishes at bay and when you have acne-prone skin the most important step is cleansing. One of the root causes behind blemishes are clogged pores. When excess oil combines with dead skin cells and other impurities—everything from makeup to pollution—it can congest your pores and subsequently cause acne to form. Cleansing with a salicylic acid cleanser can help to keep your pores—and your complexion—clear and Normaderm Gel Cleanser is a great bet. This cleansing gel is formulated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and micro-exfoliating LHA to help purify pores, eliminate excess sebum, and prevent new blemishes from forming.
Once you’ve washed away the impurities, you should always moisturize your skin. This may seem counterintuitive—if you have oily, acne-prone skin, wouldn’t moisturizing cause more oil and more breakouts? Au contraire! When those with oily skin types skip moisturizing, they run the risk of causing their sebaceous glands to overcompensate for what the glands assume is dehydration. In turn, you can start to produce even more oil than before—and with it more acne. After cleansing, reach for a lightweight moisturizer like Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Acne Care. This light hydrator not only moisturizes skin, it also helps to minimize the look of pores and shine while reducing the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with salicylic acid and mineralizing thermal water from the French volcanoes, the moisturizer helps to keep skin hydrated and looking radiant!
Once or twice a week incorporate a detoxifying clay mask into your skin care routine. Reach for Vichy’s Mineral Pore Purifying Clay Mask. This mineral mask is formulated with two ultra-fine white clays and helps to get rid of any excess oil on the skin’s surface and to detoxify congested pores. After using you’ll notice clearer-looking, softer-feeling skin.
Hide While You Heal
Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have the time to wait for your acne to clear up thanks to a good skin care routine, that’s where foundation and concealer come in. To properly hide a blemish, use a creamy high-coverage concealer like Dermafinish Corrective Foundation Stick, tapping it on and blending with a clean makeup sponge. Then use a lightweight, yet high-coverage, foundation over your whole face—try Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation for long-lasting coverage and SPF protection! Finally, set everything with Dermafinish Setting Powder, a translucent powder that forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface and ensures up to two hours of additional coverage.