Like most with oily/combination skin I am prone to the odd break out but then again aren't we all?
Along the way through nothing other than trying and testing lots of products I have found a few items that I find helpful to quickly settle any breakouts that may occur.
I do want to stress that the products I am mentioning may render useless to those who suffer from acne
but for the occasional break out or blemish you may just find a product or two that works for you!
We all know how much I adore my Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel but when a sudden break out appears I do switch it up and go for a product targeted at clearing complexions.
My current go to product is Biore's Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser,this cleanser is gentle yet effective, it removes excess oil and all traces of dirt, not to mention I find it to help quickly clear my skin when blemishes rear their ugly heads!
This gel cleanser also cools and calms the skin and in turn it does take the redness away from the skin,
perfect for angry red spots and blemishes!
For the duration of any break out I do take a little Anti- Blemish Skinetica and apply it to the affected areas on clean dry skin, I like to to do this with a cotton bud so I can precisely target the blemishes rather than spread this product all over my face as it can be a little drying.
Essentially Skinetica is a gentle, non-greasy and free from harsh chemicals astringent, I find that it dries out any blemishes pretty much overnight and dramatically reduces the size.
If like myself you haven't had the best luck with the likes of Clearasil or other typical astringents on the market this may be one worth trying out as it does help to clear the skin without being overly harsh or in my case resulting in another breakout!
Neutrogena do not get enough credit, I honestly wish I had tried their products as an oily, spotty teenager rather than caking on heavy foundation to hide my blemishes!
Most Neutrogena skin care products are aimed at young skin types and offer oil free formulas to help keep skin clean and clear all the while being completely budget friendly.
I rely on their Oil Free Pink Grapefruit Moisturiser whenever my skin decides to flare up - it is light, doesn't clog the pores and settles to matte finish which is great for applying make-up on top of.
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturiser will offer enough hydration for oily/combination and even
normal skin types. However I do fear that it may be too light for drier skin types, that being said if you are only using it to clear up your skin you could use it in conjunction with your normal moisturiser?
If you have dry skin and have tested this out I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Avon's Blackhead Clearing Deep Treatment Mask gets an outing with every break out, okay it is targeted at blackheads but as it has a small inclusion of Salicylic Acid it helps to not only deep cleanse but also shrink the size of any blemishes.
I don't really have much to say about this mask other than if you are on the lookout for a deep cleansing, blemish busting mask that won't break the bank then this is certainly one to try out.
Lastly we have my secret weapon against blemishes! Say hello to Healgel!
Healgel Intensive is one of the few products you will not believe the hype until you have actually tried it for yourself, this light serum like substance speeds up the skins recovery and encourages it to heal itself quicker than it would naturally making it a blemish's worst nightmare.
To use you simply apply a little of this light silky non-greasy substance to the affected area 2-3 times a day
and allow it to work your magic and that it will!
The first time I used this I applied it to a nasty spot on my forehead and literally woke up the next day to find it gone, one application was all it took, needless to say I have been hooked on this miracle product since.
I have yet to find a blemish that it hasn't cleared up in the space of two days but like I said you really do have to try it to believe it.
It soothes, it heals and most importantly it works...blemish prone readers make it your next purchase!
Do you you have any must have blemish fighting products?
Biore's Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser 200ml/£4.99 via Boots - link
Anti- Blemish Skinetica* 100ml/£9.99 via Skinetcia - link
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Moisturiser* 50ml/£4.99 via Boots - link
Avon's Blackhead Clearing Deep Treatment Mask 75ml/£1.75 (currently half price) via Avon - link
Healgel Intensive* 30ml/£37.50 via Urban Retreat - link