Blemish & Imperfection Treatments
Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin
What causes blemishes?
Skin blemishes like dark spots and blackheads are usually caused by sebum overproduction or hormonal imbalance during puberty or adulthood. Too much oil will clog the pores and attract bacteria, leading to blackheads, acne and other skin inflammations. Blackheads are the result of dirt, oil and dead skin cells being trapped in the pores. If you’re concerned about the dark spots left behind by acne, don’t worry. These blemishes can be treated with the right acne scar or blemish spot treatment products.
Skincare tips to get rid of blackheads and blemishes
- Cleanse and exfoliate
- Use a pore-cleansing face mask
- Tone your skin
- Moisturise and Hydrate
- Apply targeted acne treatment creams
Wondering how to get rid of blackheads or acne? First, you should start by cleansing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. If you have acne-prone skin, steer clear of harsh chemicals that can trigger breakouts. Gentle, plant-based cleansers are the best option.
Next, exfoliate twice a week to smooth and soften the skin. This is an important step in treating acne. A suitable acne treatment exfoliator is the My Clarins RE-MOVE Radiance Exfoliating Powder, made with Moringa extracts that help detoxify the skin’s surface and reduce traces of pollution. It cleanses your skin effectively to refine and smoothen your complexion while preventing clogged pores.
My Clarins CLEAR-OUT Blackhead Expert is a great way to get rid of blackheads. This 2-in-1 stick and mask is a targeted blemish treatment that gently exfoliates the T-zone to expel blackheads while the creamy, purifying mask purges impurities from the skin to tighten pores, absorb excess sebum and improve your complexion.
A toner is essential to minimise pores and balance the skin’s pH levels. It helps prevent breakouts and blemishes. Investing in a good acne serum also helps nourish your skin from the inside out.
Finally, use a good moisturiser that suits your skin type to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. If you have acne-prone skin, get an anti-acne cream that is non-comedogenic. A suitable moisturiser for oily or acne-prone skin is the My Clarins RE-BOOST Matifying Hydrating Cream, carefully formulated with botanical extracts to reduce blemishes, large pores and excess shine. This acne removal cream is very gentle on the skin.
The My Clarins CLEAR-OUT Target Imperfections is an easy acne spot treatment packed with plants and fruits to visibly reduce blemishes. It works perfectly as a blemish spot treatment for acne, visibly drying up and minimising the appearance of blemishes through its refreshing gel texture. Non-greasy and lightweight, it’s a quick acne spot treatment that can be applied any time of the day.
How to conceal blemishes
Apart from acne scar treatment products and moisturisers for acne-prone skin, a primer is the easiest and quickest way to conceal blemishes.
The Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is an award-winning primer that also functions as an anti-acne cream as it delivers the best of make-up and skincare. Its ultra-smooth formula contains Acacia Senegal that seals moisture to prevent dehydration. In just a single application, this primer smooths away wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and other blemishes, leaving your complexion looking smooth, refreshed and flawless. You can also try the Instant Poreless emulsion-gel primer to mattify the skin and blur out imperfections.
A quality concealer is another fantastic way to hide dark spots and blemishes. Invest in a concealer for oily or acne-prone skin to prevent breakouts, and pick green-tinted concealers to reduce redness.
More tips on how to take care of acne-prone skin
If you have acne, you should look into the right skincare and make-up products that suit your skin. Be extra gentle with your skin and opt for oil-free or gel-based products that won’t clog pores.
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