When your skin breaks out and flares up, what’s the first thing that you do? Do you immediately reach for the nearest scrub or peeling agent and hope that your skin problem goes away overnight?
Before you go ham on skincare solutions that might potentially do more damage than good, it’s important to take a step back andnot panic. Rushing to solve acne or blemishes can be unhealthy for your skin, and it’s all too easy to choose harsh products in an attempt to drastically turn your skin state around. Our advice? Go back to the basics, #ChooseBetter, and be kinder to your skin.
Here’s a simple, three-step routine to bust blemishes the #BetterForYou way:
Simple cleaning does the job.
To fight acne, you need a mild but powerful cleanser, like our Keep Clean and Cool tea tree face and body soap. Its main ingredient is tea tree oil, known for its healing and disinfecting properties. Tea tree can help promote clear skin by fighting bacteria that cause acne.
Know what else makes tea tree oil such a powerhouse? It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and calm skin, so you can count that those pustules and papuleswill eventually go away with continued use.
Soothe and calm skin.
The next step is to soothe and calm skin with our Stay Fresh facial mist and setting spray.It’s infused with skin-loving ingredients that keep skin nourished and healthy. Centella Asiatica, or cica, is chock-full of vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids that all work together to combat skin inflammation and redness!
Our Stay Fresh facial mist also has Camellia Sinensis (green tea) leaf extract. This extract is rich incatechins, a group of flavonoids with powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties to give skin a healthy boost. These two ingredients work well with niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 that repairs damage and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier to keep it plump. In case you’re wondering, yes, you can find all these powerhouse ingredients in a bottle of Stay Fresh facial mist!
Nourish skin while controlling oil.
Acne is typically caused either by overproduction of oil and sebum, leading to clogs that can become inflamed with bacteria. The good news: you can regulate it with the Blur++ With Sebocure™ Primer!This primer is perfect for oily skin, as its main ingredient, Sebocure™, is a cocktail of moisture-balancing ingredients that control oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture.
Sebocure™ contains licorice extract that prevents the production of tyrosinase (which causes dark spots) while working to brighten skin. It also contains active ingredients like squalane and ceramide 3, which work together to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. On top of all those, Sebocure™ also has niacinamide that contributes to retaining hydration in skin to better regulate oil production and heal skin from blemishes.