Picture this… you wake up, walk to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and are presented with a colossal size blemish that lives under the surface of the skin. Help! What do you do?! Do you try to pop it? Try to conceal it with makeup? Do you use every skincare product you own to try to fix it? Unfortunately, blemishes can wreak havoc on our skin and confidence at any age. Keep reading for our recommendations for what to do when you have problem-prone skin and want to help improve the look of your complexion.
- Don’t pick it
No really. DON’T pick it. We know it is super tempting to try to pop a zit that is under the skin (guilty…), but it can ultimately make the situation worse causing redness and a longer healing time. Our hands are often covered with germs and touching our faces when we have a blemish can prolong the situation. An under the skin cystic zit will likely not pop on the surface and squeezing and poking it will only make the zit more inflamed.
- Keep your skin clean
If you feel a blemish coming on, it is important to make sure you’re keeping your skin clean. We recommend using Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser that gently exfoliates sensitive and blemish-prone skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Clarify is created with Salicylic Acid, a noteworthy ingredient for acne-prone skin. This cleanser will remove makeup, deep clean pores and help wash away pore-clogging impurities from skin. It’s gentle alcohol and sulfate-free formula soothes problem-prone skin. With regular use, skin is left looking refreshed, clarified and more radiant looking.
- Treat the Problem
If you are addressing cystic acne, a spot treatment may be a good skincare choice. Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment is formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid to provide gentle exfoliation to deep clean pores and help prevent blemish-causing and pore-clogging buildup. This acne treatment works to rapidly reduce the look of blemishes while helping to encourage a clearer-looking complexion. Correct Rapid Relief Acne Treatment may be what you’ve been looking for to help soothe a potentially problematic cystic zit.
- Use a Deep Cleansing Mask Weekly
Using a deep cleansing mask two to three times a week can help draw out impurities to help unclog pores. Clear Deep Cleansing Face Mask helps clarify the look of skin while helping improve the appearance of skin tone and texture for a clearer-looking complexion that glows. This top rated skin care face mask is formulated with Kaolin Clay, Salicylic Acid and Sulfur to help gently exfoliate and trap excess oil and impurities that could potentially clog pores. Using Clear Deep Cleansing Face Mask regularly can help your skin become clearer, more vibrant, and healthier looking over time.
**COSMEDIX Pro Tip: Use Clear Deep Cleansing Face Mask as a targeted treatment when zits pop up.
- Create A Preventative Skincare Routine
Once your pimple has said goodbye and you are left with a blank slate, it is good practice to create a skincare routine that caters to your skin type to help try to prevent a blemish from popping up again. For acne prone skin, we recommend starting with Clarify Salicylic Acid Foaming Cleanser and following with Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum to help improve the look of an uneven skin tone and create a smoother-looking complexion. Next, we recommend going in with Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum to help exfoliate congested pores while moisturizing and balancing the look of skin. This serum has both Retinol and Salicylic Acid, making it ideal for acne prone skin. Lastly, go in with Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer to help smooth and brighten the appearance of skin without adding shine.
If you find that you need a skincare routine for a different skin concern such as fine lines & wrinkles, anti-aging or redness & sensitivity, visit COSMEDIX.com to see our other curated skincare routines.