Four steps to fight and treat mascne.
Written ByLENA RAFF
For all that the past year brought us, did we really need to add breakouts to our plate? Unfortunately, as a result of responsible mask wearing, stress, or lifestyle changes, many VIOLET GREY customers are texting VIOLET AT YOUR SERVICE with emergency breakouts to heal stat. After hearing from so many of you reporting skin behaving like a teenager again, this beauty expert set out to craft the perfect, acne-reducing regimen that feels, dare I say it, luxurious.
Remember, your skin responds to the world around you, so take these little bumps in the road (or, in this case, on your face) in stride, and try to have a little fun in taking care of them with products designed to clear, calm, and soothe.
KEEP IT CLEAN
This might seem obvious, but keeping acne prone skin clean can be more complex than simply washing your face. Avoid products that strip the skin of natural oils, because when deprived of this lubrication, your skin will overproduce sebum to compensate, which can result in breakouts. Instead, go for something calming like Indie Lee’s Soothing Cleanser. Eliminate bacteria and inflammation by using this limited edition mask from Dr. Dennis Gross daily. You’ll also probably want to post a selfie of your face sporting this futuristic look.
TURN IT OVER
I always say that half of my job is telling people to exfoliate. So, I’ll say it again — please exfoliate! It is one of the simplest paths to better skin that appears brighter, clearer and smoother, instantly. Plus, the increased cell turnover will help zits (and the pesky scars they leave behind) fade more quickly. For nightly exfoliation, use iS Clinical’s celebrated Active Serum to keep pores clear of dirt and debris. For an added boost, keep Zit Sticka’s Press Refresh on hand to use as needed for great exfoliation and hydration.
CLEAR IT UP
If you ever tried to pop a pimple, which we do not recommend, you know breakouts have gunk in them that gives them that infamous bulbous shape. Flatten them without squeezing and scarring by using a treatment to extract the icky stuff. Try Goo Getter, a targeted hydrocolloid patch for individual blemishes, or use Dr. Sturm’s Clarifying Mask for a larger area.
MOISTURIZE AND SOOTHE
While we often think of it as its own beast to be tamed, acne is a type of inflammation, and should be treated as such — gently. Use 111Skin’s Anti Blemish Bio Cellulose Facial Mask to balance the complexion and flood the skin with redness-reducing ingredients. To keep your moisture barrier intact and calm irritated skin, apply the Stress Repair Face Cream from Dr. Dennis Gross daily. Your happy skin will thank you.
If you would like to do a deeper dive on acne care or any other topic, text VIOLET AT YOUR SERVICE at +1 (310) 510-6306 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our beauty experts. We can help with everything from updating your skin care routine to helping you put together an easy makeup look for Zoom meetings.
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