Going back to college or school this September? You’ll want to make sure your skin’s looking its best. Here are some top tips for caring for blemish-prone skin.
University can play havoc with your skin. With stressful deadlines and late nights, you may find your complexion marred by clogged pores and blemishes.
There are lifestyle changes you can make to improve your skin – eat a balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and get enough sleep. But the products you use will also make a difference to your skin’s overall appearance. Here are some of our top tips to fight the appearance of blemishes and marks.
1. Use a specific anti-blemish product range
One mistake many people with blemish-prone skin make is to use overly rich products that can cause even more problems. Instead it’s best to use a specifically formulated cream that will help unclog pores and refine skin texture. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo [+] is an anti-blemish cream that targets the key signs of oily, blemish-prone skin. This award-winning formula is suitable for even the most sensitive skins.
2. Stick to a simple skincare regime
It’s not a good idea to overload the skin with too many creams and lotions. Instead stick to a few highly targeted products that will tackle the oiliness, as well as the appearance of blemishes.
3. Use a purifying cleansing gel
If you have oily skin, use a gentle facial wash, like Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser to help eliminate impurities and excess sebum. This will also leave your skin feeling wonderfully fresh and clean.
4. After cleansing, use a great toner.
Many old-fashioned toners can be too drying or astringent. But use one that’s specifically geared towards oily, blemish-prone skin and you’ll find that it makes skin look less shiny and greasy, and has a more matt appearance. Effaclar Clarifying Toner helps unblock pores and visibly reduce their size.
5. Use a targeted blemish corrector
If individual blemishes are an issue, using a cream that targets them can reduce their appearance and reduce the risk of any lasting marks. A targeted breakout corrector can be a real life-saver if you’ve got a party or event coming up, and want to go out feeling confident that your skin’s looking great.
6. Use a moisturiser for oily skin
The last thing you want to do with oily, blemish-prone skin is to pile on a thick, pore-clogging moisturiser. Instead choose a product that will reduce shine and help reduce the appearance of pores.
Sticking to a beauty routine is essential in keeping sensitive, blemish-prone skin looking glowing. La Roche-Posay’s 3-Step Anti-Blemish System provides a simple regime of cleansing, toning, and correcting and hydrating to target blemishes and marks. It contains Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser, Effaclar Clarifying Tonerand Effaclar Duo [+].