Looking for clear skin? Join the club! No matter what you skin concerns may be, clear, healthy and glowing skin can feel like the universal end goal.
However, thanks to the joys of stress, hormones fluctuations and genetics – unfortunately it can sometimes feel like a bit of an uphill battle keeping your skin clear, even and breakout-free.
But don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. Because if you suffer from breakouts and acne-prone skin, there’s a lot of different tips and tricks that will help to improve the appearance of your skin gradually, for more a flawless-looking complexion.
Below, we look at some of the best expert-approved tricks, including the products that will help you get there.
This is a big no-no. Picking at your skin can lead to infections and scarring – so it’s best to see a professional to treat breakouts and acne.
Book in a facial and opt for either a manual or mechanical extraction. Mechanical extractions in particular are a great choice, as this helps calm the skin redness down faster without traumatising the skin.
Blue light treatments are another option that can be used at home. Blue light has an antimicrobial effect and can help kill acne-causing bacteria.
If you have oily skin or acne-prone skin, washing your face morning and night will help keep your skin free from dead skin cells, bacteria and excess oil. It’s one of the most important steps of any skincare routine. Just be careful not to overdo it, yeah?
Over-washing oily skin will make your skin produce more oil, sending the sebaceous glands into overdrive, while over -washing drier skin can strip it of vital natural oils and barrier protection, causing inflammation.
We recommend using Super Clear Cleanse, $46. This will help cleanse your skin, regulate oil production, and combat impurities without stripping the skin of its natural protective barrier.
You might also like to use a toner in the morning and evening. Products such as Super Clear Clarifying Solution, $66, are formulated to both rebalance and purify the skin before going in with treatments.
Speaking of treatments, if you’re wondering what to look for when it comes to ingredients, products that feature actives like alpha hydroxy acids, (AHAs) beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and vitamin A are all great for balancing any excess sebum, while reducing dead skin cell build-up.
These ingredients will help refine the appearance of pores and to control oil production for even, more balanced skin.
Looking for a good option? Skin Virtue’s Pure Radiance Glow Serum, $70, contains ingredients like glycolic acid to help refine the appearance of pores and to control oil production for even, more balanced skin.
If you’re looking for a serious multi-tasker, our Super Clear Essential Cream, $90, is another great option. Trust us, it’s the best cream for clear skin!
Containing vitamin A, lactic and salicylic acid, it helps to help reduce discolouration, speed up cell renewal and refine skin tone and texture, without irritation.
Fact: Results don’t happen overnight. Sad, we know – but unless you use products consistently, you won’t see changes in your skin.
And while some ingredients might work faster than others, overall, you’re going to want to stick with consistent application for at least 28 days in order to see results.
If you have oily skin or you are prone to acne flare-ups, pay attention to the ingredients in your beauty products and look for ‘non comedogenic’ or ‘non acnegenic’ options. This goes for makeup, too!
Unlike other formulations, products labelled ‘non-comedogenic’ won’t clog your pores and cause breakouts.
Okay, now that you’ve got some of the basics down pat, you’re probably wondering what the best products are for clear skin, right?
The right skincare routine can help regulate oil production and skin cell turnover, as well as breakdown and clear any existing debris. Importantly, you want to do all of this, while still keeping your skin barrier in good shape.
The products in this range are safe for allergic, reactive and sensitive skin, and will help remove impurities and regulate oil production without stripping and upsetting the skin.
Developed for normal to oily skin types, it focuses on purifying and soothing the skin, working to address skin concerns such as breakouts, redness, clogged pores and inflammation, keeping it clear and healthy.
Our Super Clear collection includes a cleanser, toner, gel and perfecting cream that complements each other and promotes clear, healthy skin for normal to oily skin types. All the products also combine the benefits of marine and botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to help prevent breakouts and protect your skin barrier.
If you’re still not sure whether a product is right for you or you’re not sure if it fits your skin needs, you can also try out our skincare routine builder that suggests the products that fit your skin type and skin needs.
Have you tried the Super Clear Collection before? What are your favourite products in the range? Share your views with us at email@example.com
By Gary Williams, Bio