No matter how well you look after your skin, breakouts do happen. Some of us suffer from them more than others, but very few escape those pesky blemishes forever. When they do show up, there is an all manner of ways you can deal with them, some helpful, some not so much. Here’s the download on dealing with a breakout and how you can beat it quickly and naturally.
But first, the NOs.
Who hasn’t squeezed and regretted it? Not many of us. As tempted as you may be to give a pimple a good squeeze, just don’t. The same goes for picking at it, as both of these methods can push any impurities deeper into the pore and cause infection and scarring. And that’s a whole lot worse than what you’ve got going on right now.
NO toothpaste – it’s for teeth
The old ‘put a blob of toothpaste on it’ myth is exactly that. Fake news.
NO resorting to chemical warfare
A lot of products for breakouts contain chemical nasties like benzoyl peroxide, a synthetic ingredient that kills bacteria, but can also dry and irritate the skin leaving you with skin that’s not only broken out but highly sensitised as well.
And now for the most important part of clearing a breakout and soothing angry, upset skin. The YES list, or as we call them, the DOs…
DO be kind
To beat a breakout, the first step is to take action. DO treat your skin kindly and put away any products that can irritate it further, like granular scrubs.
DO make the switch to natural skincare
Think natural skin care when it comes to products, such as the new Sukin Blemish Control range, specifically created to fight blemishes and spots, and improve skin’s appearance during and after a breakout. The range is based on hero actives Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Willowherb and each product serves a specific purpose to help get your skin back in line, fast.
DO treat it on the spot!
Speaking of fast, the Sukin Spot Banishing Gel is your first line of defence against a breakout with Willowherb, Quince and Salicylic Acid refining your skin’s texture, improving the appearance of blemishes and getting to work after just 30 minutes!
DO cleanse like you mean it
Keeping your skin clean is key to calming a breakout, so make sure you cleanse thoroughly twice a day with a calming, purifying cleanser like Sukin Blemish Control Clearing Facial Wash. It’s a lightweight gel cleanser that combines Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Pomegranate to purify skin while removing dirt, makeup and other environmental pollutants.
Eucalyptus helps reduce the prevalence of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and reduces the appearance of redness associated with breakouts, while Tea Tree absorbs excess oils on the skin and also helps to reduce the frequency and appearance of breakouts. Pomegranate is a rich source of natural vitamin C, which helps to balance a congested complexion.
DO tone up
Using a toner helps to refine your skin and controls excess oil. It’s a step we often forget but it makes a big difference, and it only takes a minute to soak a cotton ball in toner and sweep it over your skin. Sukin’s Pore Perfecting Toner smells amazing as it contains Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oils to purify and calm redness, plus Quince, which refines pores and limits shine, leaving skin feeling refreshed. It’s suitable for all skin types but is especially beneficial for oily skin.
Don’t think you shouldn’t moisturise because you’re breaking out – in fact, it’s the opposite. Moisturisation helps to protect the skin’s barrier and helps it do its best work healing any blemishes. A lightweight, oil-free formulation like Sukin Blemish Control Oil Free Moisturiser won’t overload your skin but will keep it hydrated without creating added shine. A botanical blend of Willowherb (to soothe), Quince (to refine) and Moringa (antimicrobial and anti-congestion) work together to reduce the appearance of blemishes by refining skin texture.
The new Sukin Blemish Control Range is the dream team, and it’s available in all major pharmacy chains in Australia, including Chemist Warehouse and Priceline stores nationally.
Sukin is Australia’s #1 Natural Skincare Brand and continues to deliver amazing natural skincare without compromise, anchored with affordability at its core. All products from Sukin are Australian made, with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty free and 100% vegan. All products adhere to Sukin’s strict NO List, because it’s what they leave out that makes them special.
NATURALLY CREATED WITH:
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES
NO ANIMAL DERIVATIVES
NO ARTIFICIAL COLOUR
NO HARSH DETERGENTS
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL
NO MINERAL OILS
Discover Sukin for yourself in store and online at sukinnaturals.com.au