Breakouts are an unfortunate reality of life. Whether it’s one pesky pimple that decided to appear the night before a date or a clan of blackheads that just won’t go away, we’ve all dealt with some form of breakout at least once. Blemishes are an inevitable part of life, but the good news is you can speed up the healing process and start working on prevention now.
Before we get into it, please remember if you’re dealing with severe breakouts, also known as acne, it might be time to book an appointment with a medical professional to find out what’s happening on the inside. Acne can be caused by many factors, including hormonal imbalances, stress and diet. Speak to a professional to find out the underlying cause of your acne and begin treating accordingly.
Now first things first, no picking, scratching or squeezing allowed. If you feel the urge to pick at a blemish, resist the temptation! Constantly touching a breakout can make it worse by spreading bacteria and causing more breakouts. She’s a 10, but she won’t stop touching her breakouts…
If you need an extraction, leave it up to a professional.
On that note, when you do need to touch your skin, make sure your hands are clean. Skincare works better when applied directly to cleansed skin and not over dirt, oil or makeup. Always apply your skincare to clean skin with clean hands.
Now for the fun part! Meet your skin’s new BFF, all-time fav, breakout fighting, superhero ingredients 🦸
Glycolic Acid | AHA
Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps to fight breakouts and keep your pores clean. It works by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together to clear excess oil and debris from the pores to prevent future breakouts. In addition to fighting off pimples, glycolic acid also reduces the appearance of scarring left by previous breakouts – something you’ll be thankful for if you have any acne scarring.
Glycolic Acid is safe to use on active breakouts. Apply it 1-2 times weekly to prevent future breakouts from forming.
Find Glycolic Acid in our AHA Power Exfoliant here.
Vitamin B3 | Niacinimide
Vitamin B3 works to reduce redness and inflammation caused by breakouts thanks to its balancing and calming properties. It also helps to reduce acne-causing oils in your skin, resulting in fewer breakouts and speeding up the healing process of active breakouts.
Vitamin B3 is safe to use on active breakouts. It can take up to 6 weeks to see the full effects of this incredible ingredient, so if you want to maximise your results, it’s all about consistency.
Find Niacinimide in our Vitamin B3 Complex here.
Volcanic Ash Clay
Volcanic Ash Clay is like kryptonite for breakouts, and we are here for it! This incredible clay has a high mineral content which gives it antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. If you want to decrease redness & inflammation, balance oil flow and clear your complexion, you need this amazing clay on your skin stat.
Volcanic Ash Clay is safe to use on active breakouts. Apply to blemish-prone areas once a week to speed up the healing process and prevent future breakouts.
Find Volcanic Ash Clay in our Purifying Hydration Mask here.
Start incorporating these powerhouse ingredients into your current skincare routine so you can start saying
“Breakouts? Don’t know her.”
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