Banish Breakouts: Expert Tips and Must-Have Products for Clear, Healthy Skin

Banish Breakouts: Expert Tips and Must-Have Products for Clear, Healthy Skin

Author: Lauren W., Product Specialist
Date: June 1, 2024

If you're opening this article, chances are you're experiencing or have experienced some form of acne. You are not alone; 85% of people have dealt with acne at some point in their life.

As temperatures rise, factors like increased sweating, layering on more sunscreen, and outdoor activities can cause your skin to break out. Keep reading to discover our top tips for achieving and maintaining healthy, balanced skin!

The most crucial tip when dealing with breakouts: DO NOT PICK YOUR SKIN! Trust me, that tiny blemish is far less noticeable than the open wound you will get from picking at your skin. Seriously, you are the only one focusing on your pimples.

Below, I've listed our top breakout products and how to incorporate them into your routine!

The first product I always recommend for anyone experiencing breakout, blackheads or any sort of congestion on the face or body is the Rejuv Salicylic Face and Body Wash! In fact, I suggest everyone have this on hand to use at minimum a few times a week and at most for your AM/PM cleanse. To keep it simple, salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy acid, working below the skin's surface to deep clean the pores minimizing existing breakouts and preventing future breakouts. This product can be used on the face and body (*Pro tip: use it before shaving to prevent ingrown hairs!)

Next is a spot treatment. If your salicylic face wash isn't quite clearing everything up, try the Vivier® Acne Spot Treatment lotion. This product uses 5% Benzoyl Peroxide USP to clear breakouts; benzoyl peroxide kills the acne-causing bacteria. Apply a thin layer to affected areas of the skin.

CautionBenzoyl peroxide can bleach fabrics; ensure you wash your hands after applying and be careful of getting it on your clothes. 

As the weather gets warmer it's extra important to wear your daily sunscreen (you should be wearing it year-round) - The SkinMedica Daily Physical Sunscreen is oil-free and fragrance free, making it ideal for acne prone skin. Remember to reapply every 2 hours!

My last and most enjoyable product to use is the ZO® Complexion Clearing Mask. Not only is it the most beautiful shade of blue, but the sulphur in this mask is also going to minimize the appearance of surface oil. Meanwhile, kaolin and bentonite clay work to deep clean your pores. For best results, use this mask twice a week for 10 minutes or overnight as a spot treatment. 

**If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before incorporating any new products to your routine.**

While we know having breakouts and blemishes isn't fun for anyone, I am confident these recommendations will help!

For the month of June, when you purchase any 2 products from our expert-curated Acne Collection, you'll receive one free full size Rejuv Salicylic Face and Body Wash (*available while supplies last). 
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