Staying indoors doesn’t mean that we’re safe from pore-clogging irritants and environmental stressors from outside. A number of things can still cause us breakouts — stress, hormones, a change in our skincare routine, or even our sheets.
Now, you’re probably worried about your next online meeting with those zits on your face and racing to grab random acne-busting sets you spot online, but hold up! Many products out there promise you results overnight or in a few days but contain potentially hazardous ingredients. These can cause side effects that you may regret in the long run, like worse breakouts, overly dry skin, even melasma!
The good news: there’s a better way to solve breakouts! While rushing it with short-term “band-aid” solutions is tempting, it's important to #ChooseBetter and commit to taking your time in caring for your skin. Healing breakouts properly all comes down to knowing what goes on and in your skin, choosing to go with what’s #BetterForYou, and not rushing the process.
Here are some skincare options that gently, but effectively, cure breakouts over time:
Cleanse with oatmeal or tea tree soap.
The presence of breakouts can mean that there’s dirt, oil, and residue clogging up your pores.
If your acne is active, meaning they're fresh and may appear to be inflamed, wash up with the Keep Clean and Cool tea tree soap. Tea tree oil is famous for its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help disinfect your pores and prevent the appearance of new breakouts.
If your breakouts are over but you're dealing with the flaky aftermath, reach for the Keep Clean and Calm oatmeal soap! Oatmeal contains saponins that gently remove accumulated dirt and oil without drying your skin. It also has moisturizing and exfoliating properties, which can help you get rid of texture.
Calm and nourish with a beauty balm.
Skin that’s irritated needs more TLC than ever. Skip the harsh skincare ingredients and go for a healthier and more skin-caring route with the Beauty Balm. This multipurpose balm is formulated with Calmyang Wax, a blend of botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory properties that work together to soothe and hydrate irritated skin. Keep this balm handy for skin that needs an extra dose of calm. Bonus: It's petroleum-free, too!
Care for skin with a facial mist.
No matter how tempting it is to pop those zits and bumps away, that’s not the healthy way to go about it. Here’s a skincare product that’s #BetterForYou and your breakouts: the Stay Fresh facial mist. It’s infused with niacinamide, which is a form of Vitamin B3 that minimizes inflammation and strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier. Skin that's healthy and moisturized keeps irritants out better, helping minimize the occurrence of breakouts!
When it comes to treating and caring for skin, the phrase “slowly, but surely” rings true. It’s easy to fall into the trap of trying out different skincare products because of the claims they promise to do in a flash. But, effective and healthy treatment is actually where you listen to your skin’s needs and decide to #ChooseBetter. The results may not happen overnight, but trust us: The long-term effects will definitely pay off and your skin will thank you!