THREE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN SPOTLESS!
(1) CLEANSE THOROUGHLY, BUT GENTLY
Try to skip wearing make-up whenever you can, to allow your skin to breathe. But when you do wear make-up, make sure that you remove it all with an oil-and-water product such as Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover.
Next, cleanse thoroughly with a cleansing balm or oil. I highly recommend Clinique Take The Day Off (£25 at Look Fantastic – affiliate link below) which is a fragrance-free cleansing balm which you massage into your skin. It melts off any make-up and impurities and then you simply rinse it off with lukewarm water:
If you prefer to use a foaming wash, try Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser (£15 at Look Fantastic – affiliate link below) which contains natural ingredients such as grape and sage, but doesn’t contain the usual sulphates which can dry out and irritate your skin:
For a deeper weekly cleanse, I recommend using a clay or charcoal face mask on the areas where you tend to have blemishes – try Origins Clear Improvement mask (£22 at Look Fantastic – affiliate link below) which contains active charcoal to literally suck dirt and impurities out of your pores:
(2) HYDRATE WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT BUT QUENCHING MOISTURIZER
Spot-prone skin still needs to be well hydrated, in order to prevent your skin from pumping out more oil, but you’ll want to reach for a moisturizer that doesn’t re-clog your pores.
I highly recommend a lightweight hydrating gel such as Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream, or a hyaluronic serum such as Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying and Plumping Daily Booster (£25 at Look Fantastic – affiliate link below):
(3) TURN TO A RESCUE REMEDY!
If you find that you’re still suffering with blemishes, then dab on a little spot gel just exactly where needed, to reduce inflammation – I recommend Evolve Organic Beauty Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum (£22 at Feel Unique), which contains 82% organic ingredients:
If you have larger areas on your face or back that are prone to blemishes, try a spray-on toner such as La Roche-Posay Serozinc (£10 at Look Fantastic – affiliate link below), which is a gentle zinc sulfate solution. It has a mattifying effect and cools the skin without causing any stinging: