It’s happened to all of us. One day your skin is clear perfection and the next that perfection has given way to a zit or maybe even two. They can pop up out of nowhere and then sometimes you can suffer for days, feeling the zit coming on but not knowing what to do about it.
That’s why we’ve put together our favorite expert tips on how to banish those blemishes, keep your skin crystal-clear and say goodbye to acne worries.
From blackheads and whiteheads to cystic acne, we’ve got you covered.
#1 – Whiteheads no more
First, let’s talk about those dreaded whiteheads.
These blemishes may be small, but their impact on your skin can be huge.
Whiteheads get their name because they pop up with a white “head” right at the surface of your skin. Luckily, you can kick these blemishes to the curb with a few easy steps.
Since whiteheads are caused due to an overproduction of oil that clogs your pores, the most important step if you’re experiencing this type of acne is to switch to a lightweight moisturizer.
For this, we love our Hydrating Mango Face Cream.
This daily cream boosts elasticity and delivers line-smoothing hyaluronic acid for a slight “plumping action”, yet is still light enough to not congest your pores and leave your skin clear.
For whiteheads, it’s also important to regularly exfoliate your skin with a gentle exfoliator that cleans clogged sebaceous glands, regulates their activity and balances skin oils, like our 3 in 1 Exfoliate.
#2 – Blackhead banishing
If you have blackheads on the other hand, here’s what to do.
First, it’s important to know that unlike whiteheads that are closed pockets of oil in your pores, blackheads are open at the surface. This causes an oxidation and results in the blemish’s dark color.
Since this type of acne requires deep-down cleansing, it’s best to use a mask on a weekly basis to pull out the dirt, oils and dead skin cells that build up to keep your pores free of congestion.
Our Mineral Mud Detoxifying Mask is an incredible mix of pure arctic mineral mud, containing no fillers. This unique toning mask detoxifies your skin, leaving a baby smooth feel and works by pulling out impurities from the skin.
Another secret to banishing blackheads is to switch to a lotion or cream-based cleanser in order to dissolve impurities and make whisking them away before they oxidize at your skin’s surface easier than ever.
Our Young & Pure Botanical Cleansing Lotion is specifically formulated to open and deeply cleanse pores, to brighten your skin and prevent occurrences of wrinkles and blackheads.
#3 – Cystic cleansing
Anyone who has ever had cystic acne knows that these types of blemishes are their own animal.
Hard, painful and just under the surface of your skin these blemishes typically appear around your chin and jawline and are often due to fluctuating hormones.
Changing your diet can help banish cystic acne, especially if you give up dairy. For a quick fix, you can also apply an inflammation balancing serum, like our Rejuvenation Serum, directly to the blemish.
This helps to get acne-fighting power directly to the source of your blemish, to calm irritation and redness.
Crystal Clear and Velvety Smooth
So if you’ve struggled with blackheads, whiteheads or cystic acne, use our top 3 favorite acne-busting tips above to get the crystal clear, velvety skin you’ve been dreaming of.
And have a miraculous holiday season!