There are times when my skin goes slightly crazy and I break out. As I suffer from blemishes now and again, I like to keep certain products that I know will help to treat and minimise them as best as they can. For concealer, I usually turn to Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer or Becca Dual Coverage Compact Concealer. For skincare, I have five products that I use in rotation.
Cliniques Blemish Gel is a clear gel that soothes, reduces redness and irritation. The formula contains salicylic acid - a well known spot fighting ingredient that gets rid of dead surface cells to promote healthy skin renewal. as well as seawhip to calm and soothe. This gel also aims to control the production of sebum and help unclog pores. You can use it directly on each blemish or as a mask. As it contains alcohol, I prefer to apply it to blemishes only. I've found it really does help with redness and reducing spot size. Its not a miracle worker by any means but with continued use it does work.
Tea tree is known for its antibacterial properties. For spots, this means helping to keep the skin clear and refreshed. I like to use this water after cleansing or in place of a cleanser in the morning. I find its really light and cooling, which helps to calm and soothe any blemishes. It also helps with keeping my oily skin balanced.
Bioderma Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care
This is my regular morning moisturiser as it makes a great base for makeup. Its also super light and treats blemishes, as well as controlling sebum. It contains zinc gluconate and enoxolone to reduce redness and inflammation and purify the skin. Its also aimed at reducing acne scarring to. I find some spots can leave slight scarring on my face but this moisturiser really does help to fade any marks left from blemishes. My skin feels hydrated, balanced and smooth after I use this. If you have oily/combination skin with blemishes, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this moisturiser.
Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleaning Milk
Technically this cleaner isn't aimed at blemished skin, however after using a lot of cleansers over the years, I've found that cream cleansers work better on my skin. Generally, cleansers aimed at blemishes tend to dry my skin out so I prefer using cleansers aimed at sensitive skin as they're more gentle and soothing. The Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk is a light, creamy cleanser with omega 3 to reduce inflammation, omega 7 to reduce and repair chronic inflammation and flavonoids to heal and soothe. My skin feels really soft after use - I like to apply it all over my face and remove with a warm damp cloth (like you would use a hot cloth cleanser). I like using Ren products as their products are free from parabens, synthetic colours and fragrances, animal ingredients and silicones. If you're looking to start using their products, I would highly recommend the gentle cleansing milk as its perfect for any skin type!
What are your favourite products for blemishes?
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