Skincare For Blemish Prone Skin

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There are endless magazine articles and advertising campaigns misinforming us about the needs of blemish prone skin. Some products targeted at oily skin types actually are doing worse for the skin leaving it stripped of moisture. I'm going to start off by saying oily skin needs to be moisturised too and you shouldn't look for a squeaky clean feeling after cleaning. Below are some skincare products which will work well for blemish prone skin, and any skin type really, any age can use these also.

I like to use this Una Brennan Superfacialist Tea Flower cleansing wash, it contains salicylic acid to treat difficult skin. It is a lightweight gel cleanser which when rubbed into the skin, easily washes off with a muslin cloth. This product leaves skin feeling clean yet not tight or stripped of all moisture. Not the best at removing make up though. I use this whenever my skin is looking unbalanced, and leaves my skin looking and feeling fresher.

Spot Treatment
I enjoy using this spot treatment by lush. Grease Lightning is a clear gel which targets breakouts. It is gentle yet effective. The treatment takes the swelling out of blemishes without completely drying out the surrounding skin, leaving it flaky. Works well under make up during the day as well as overnight. You get a good amount of product for the price and lasts ages.

You can use the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo as an all over facial treatment or just in the t-zone. It is non sticky, non drying and light. It not only unclogs and purifies pores but helps with future and existing breakouts. This product gets rid of dry skin cells helping skin look clearer and softer. Can be used night or day and works well under make-up. The Effaclar Duo helps to control excess sebum production and is definitely worth trying if you have oily or blemish prone skin.

There are a few moisturisers which are suitable for a oily skin, I'm a big fan of the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat. However I have fallen for the Vichy Normaderm Total Mat anti shine gel. I have repurchased this twice. The first was during the heatwave last year when I was desperate for an effective matte moisturiser. This product is very light weight, fresh feeling and absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves skin matte and has a blotting effect. During the heatwave it kept my skin shine free and dry to the touch, and removed any oil or sebum. This product is also paraben free. I have noticed that on the Escentual website there is a new and improved version to this, if the original is anything to go by it's definately worth a try.

What are some of your recommendations for blemish prone skin?


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