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how to combat marks left behind from breakouts

how to combat marks left behind from breakouts

Breakouts on a younger skin are part-genetic, part-hormonal and greatly related to puberty, typically these breakouts appear on the face, chest and back, and have more blackheads and whiteheads than adults do. The good news is that younger skins have a faster cell turnover and more resilient skin than adults, which means they recover more quickly from breakouts but unfortunately can still get those post-breakout marks showing on their skin. To reduce the number of breakouts and post-breakout marks on your skin we recommend using products from our Clear Start range. These products are designed especially for younger, breakout-prone skin. Clear Start combines potent, breakout-fighting ingredients with gentle, soothing botanicals to leave skin clear and comfortable – not inflamed or irritated. 

Here are some tips to help a breakout-prone skin:

1.Start and maintain good skin care habits

As you will be more prone to breakouts in the future, this is really important! Avoid “picking” or “squeezing” breakouts at home, which can result in more breakouts, scarring and/or redness.  

2. Avoid products that contain pore-clogging ingredients

Some pore-clogging ingredient examples are Lanolin and Mineral Oils. Stripping ingredients such as Alcohol – commonly found in astringent toners – can cause skin to produce more oil, fuelling even more breakouts. Artificial fragrances and colours can also further irritate breakout-prone skin. Look for ingredients like Salicylic Acid to keep dead skin cells and bacteria from accumulating. You can find Salicylic Acid in our Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash.

3. Moisturise and wear SPF daily

Dehydration and environmental stress can trigger more sebum production and make existing breakouts look worse. Even if your skin seems oily, use an oil-free SPF moisturiser to help protect and balance your skin. Our favourite SPF is our Clearing Defense SPF30. If you're looking for a night moisturiser, we also love Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion and Cooling Aqua Jelly.

4. Use a spot treatment to help fade post-breakout marks

Using an at-home spot treatment can help fade post-breakout marks as well as brighten your skin. We recommend our NEW Post-Breakout Fix. This product helps visibly fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by breakouts, gently exfoliates, evens skin tone and restores and nourishes compromised skin.

How to use: After cleansing and toning, apply a small amount directly to your post-breakout spot. Use twice a day or as needed. Repeat until the mark fades.

 

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