Skin breakouts can come in different forms, including blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne. Some types of skin bacteria may make pimples worse and because these types of skin breakouts are usually triggered by hormones or genetics, there’s no exact method of preventing them.
Your skincare routine, however, plays a vital role in tackling these types of skin breakouts. A gentler skincare routine can help you avoid further inflammation and making some simple changes might be the answer to achieving clearer skin.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated & Exfoliated
Exfoliating your skin with a gentle facial wash is one of the best ways to minimise skin breakouts, though this should be done gently as harsh exfoliating scrubs can worsen skin inflammation. The Medik8 skincare range consists of a wide selection of innovative products like Medik8 Clarifying Foam Cleanser, which uses mild exfoliating acids such as salicylic acid that can be enjoyed by the most sensitive of skin types.
Moisturisers, such as Medik8 Balance Moisturiser with Glycolic Acid Activator, help the skin to stay hydrated, using a high-performance blend of prebiotics and probiotics to rebalance the skin’s microbiome. Apply moisturiser after you have washed your face or whenever your skin begins to feel dry and be aware of any moisturisers that contain synthetic ingredients that may irritate your skin and make your breakout worse. Drinking plenty of water also helps by flushing toxins from the body while ensuring that skin remains hydrated.
Always Remove Make-up Before Bed
You should always resist any temptation to go to bed whilst still wearing your make-up as it will become embedded within your pores, along with the rest of the dirt from the day, while you sleep. Don’t forget to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week too. The bristles are a breeding ground for bacteria.
Cleanse your skin with a product like Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse, we recommend this cleanser for those suffering from active acne, or those looking for a cleanser to add to their anti-ageing routine. Using this cleanser before bed will ultimately help you to achieve a clearer complexion.
Consider Retinol Vitamin A Skin Products
Did you know that most types of vitamin A, including Medik8 Retinol products, will assist in taking care of skin blemishes? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, retinol (retinoid), a topical form of vitamin A, can help treat and prevent inflammatory acne lesions. Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 even has an advanced form of vitamin A with antibacterial properties to neutralise the bacteria responsible for causing skin blemishes. Crystal Retinal 10 is the strongest of the Crystal Retinal range so we recommend introducing this to your night-time routine gradually.