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Common skin issues, such as acne, are troublesome at any age but can be especially worrisome for those in their teens and early 20s. It can shatter confidence, and social anxiety, and cause lifelong scarring on your face. I mean, who wants to go out with their friends when they’ve got a red, inflamed, and irritated face?
A breakout can be a problem but it can be fixed
If you’ve been blessed with beautiful, pimple-free skin, it may be difficult to comprehend both the physical and mental pain of acne, so severe at times that people choose extreme medications to combat it.
Everyone’s skin is different and requires different treatments to eliminate a breakout. First, it’s important for us to understand the cause of the breakouts in order to address the issue the right way.
What causes acne?
The predominant cause of acne is the buildup of dead skin cells, excess oil (sebum) and bacteria. When these combine and block the follicle, a type of plug is formed trapping the bacteria which then multiplies and leads to a breakout.
Those with a genetic predisposition to this skin issue can shed their dead skin cells up to four times faster than the average person. If these dead skin cells remain on the surface of the skin, they can cause low-grade acne and progress further to high-grade acne if not treated.
Of course, there are other factors that may cause this frustrating situation. Age, stress, and lifestyle can affect your skin, too. It’s still important to take care of your overall health.
The way to treat acne
First thing’s first, if your acne persists, it’s always recommended that you consult with your dermatologist. However, if you experience a breakout every now and then, applying products that can solve this issue is helpful.
Everyone has a delicate balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria on their skin. This balance creates a microbiome system with good bacteria helping maintain healthy skin. So, while we might be inclined to douse our face with anti-bacterial products, this will also eliminate the good bacteria and our skin's own natural defences against breakouts.
Enter Dermalogica Clear Start. It’s a versatile range designed to target breakout-prone skin. The products in the collection are gentle yet effective with potent ingredients that target your problem areas while soothing botanicals and eliminating inflammation and redness. The Clear Start collection is straightforward to use and avoids any lengthy routines. Each product has multi-benefits in order to deliver quick results.
Dermalogica Clear Start At A Glance
Cleansing with Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster
Clears breakouts fast with the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster! This fast-acting booster, formulated with Salicylic Acid, helps combat breakout-causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing. Patented TT Technology and Phytoplankton Extract work with the skin’s natural microbiome and help prevent over-drying.
Prevent blackheads with Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask
The Dermalogica Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask is ready to tackle them at their worst! Using Kaolin Clay to absorb excess oil and clear the skin, as well as Sulfur for its clearing properties, the naturally fizzy formula of this mask works hard to clear pores and address blackheads.
Clear out congested pores with Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash
By cleaning the skin with the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash’s formulation, pores are cleaned out for skin that is deeply cleaned from the inside out. Safe to use for morning and night, this clever formulation can be used wherever you have congested skin that you want to improve, be it your face, neck, chest, and more!
Minimize pores and reduce excess oil with Dermalogica Micro Pore Mist
Formulated with niacinamide and an antioxidant-rich blend, from the first spritz of the Dermalogica Micro Pore Mist, your pores get smaller by the time you walk out the door. Gentle enough to be used throughout the day for a pick-me-up whenever you need it! This bottle is made from 50% recycled plastic, so your conscience can feel as clear as your skin does.
Moisturise your skin with Dermalogica Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion
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The Dermalogica Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion is a sheer lotion designed to calm angry skin, hydrate and soothe. Plant-based squalane moisturises and softens, while high-performance Hyaluronic Acid delivers instant results and tackles dehydration instantly. It can also be used to combat the dryness that is the result of some acne treatments, while gentle citrus and ginger botanicals soothe.
Refresh your face with Dermalogica Cooling Aqua Jelly
A jelly-based, water-like formula that cools as it’s applied, the Dermalogica Cooling Aqua Jelly soothes the skin instantly making it refreshed and hydrated while a retinol-replicating bioflavonoid complex helps to refine skin and remove excessive oiliness.
Shop the Dermalogica Clear Start and other skin health products here! You can also check out more amazing before and after photos via #clearstart on Instagram!