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10 Commandments of Clear Skin

Monday, March 9, 2015

1. Keep it Clean!

Cleanse! Cleansing will remove any oils, make-up and dirt that have settled on your skin during the day. Remember to double cleanse at night – the first cleanse removes these impurities so that the second cleanse can actually reach your skin.

2. Don’t Pop or Pick!

It can be hard not to resist, but popping or picking at pimples will only result in inflammation, scarring, and, yes, more breakouts! Try applying a spot treatment instead.

3. But if you Do…

Ok, what’s done is done. Now leave it and let it heal. Or, if you’re in need of a quicker fit try a LED Light Therapy to stimulate cell turnover and accelerate your natural healing process.

4.Choose the Right Product

Some products are better than others. They just are. Look for key acne fighting ingredients. Products with retinoid will help to regulate oil flow and reduce the chance of scarring. And, products containing salicylic acid increase cell turnover and helps to unblock pores.

5. Prevention!

Spot-treating your pimple can reduce its lifespan by one to two days. But the real goal is a clear complexion—and early intervention is key. “You need to prevent acne from forming, and that means treating skin that’s prone to pimples even if there are none present,” says Lilly, our senior dermal therapist. So use your anti-acne products over your entire face.

6. Stop the Spread

For mild to severe acne, change your pillow case and face towels every couple of days so that bacteria doesn’t spread.

7. Slip, Slop, Slap!

Protect your skin against harmful UV rays and premature aging by applying sunscreen daily! After all, 90% of ageing is caused by the sun. Look for products like CosMedix Reflect Natalue SPF which contain titanium dioxide and zinc. These key ingredients are anti-inflammatory and won’t irritate the skin so your sunscreen will be doing double duty!

8. Erase Scars

Products containing bioactive ingredients and retinol are best for treating acne scars. We recommend Societe Refinishing Complex to treat hyper-pigmentation, melasma and blemished skin for clarity, tone and texture!

9. Use Mineral Make-up

Regular make-up might hide pimples, but it also clogs your pores. So always use a product which has natural ingredients like Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Mineral make up won’t irritate skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, block pores or aggravate acne.

10. Beauty Begins from Within

Clear skin starts from the inside out, so drink lots of water and eat nutrient-rich food. Why not add some leafy greens to your plate? They’re high in the very anti-oxidants and vitamins that help to repair the cells for a glowing, clear complexion!

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