Acne-Fighting Tips & Tricks!
- It's all about balance...it really is the key to preventing future breakouts! Remember that a skin with a balanced pH is one that also tends to stay blemish-free. Even if you have super dry skin, don't overdo it on the moisturizer by slathering on oil-based moisturizer and heavy amounts as it won't fully absorb and will only clog pores...doing more harm than good :( For those with oily skin- like myself, you will want to still ensure that you are utilizing a daily moisturizer and that you also aren't over-doing it with product application...skip on over-applying your daily acne meds as they tend to dry out skin. Instead, stick with a once-daily application at night, before bedtime and apply an oil-free moisturizer to dryer areas and less breakout-prone areas of the skin.
- Make sure you're using the right daily cleanser! This might seem like a no-brainer, but by going through your own skincare routine, you might also find yourself surprised at what's actually in your daily cleanser. Additionally, you might also admit that like many of us, it doesn't seem to work as well as it used to or appeared to initially work...or perhaps you aren't utilizing the correct daily cleanser designed for acne-prone skin! Stick with simple ingredients and less on frills- go for a daily cleanser designed to fight acne by deeply cleanser pores, without drying out the skin or causing irritation. Be sure to check out one of my top picks from TrulyClear, below!
- Skip on foods and beverages that only aid in encouraging breakouts and blemishes- anything fried and high in saturated fats & oils are sure bets, for starters. Also, foods high in sugar, such as candy & sodas will be things you will want to avoid consuming as they tend to be breakout "triggers"- meaning, they could trigger a breakout of blemish :( Foods & drinks that contain caffeine are also known to trigger & irritate breakout-prone skin and should be avoided if possible.
- Don't forget about tech innovations! Yes...it's true...they really do exist! I've gotten my hands on some of these awesome beauty tech innovations myself and there are some out there that do what they claim- take the blue light therapy + heat + vibration tools, they not only work, but are effective and drug-free so you don't have to use harmful ingredients to achieve clear skin and keep it that way. Most of the models and options currently out on the market are also super affordable as well, so they won't break the bank doing it ;)
The Beauty Closet's Top Skincare Product of the Month:
One-Step Acne Treatment
I have been really impressed with how well this product has worked for me and it has left my skin clear, healthy, and soft after just a couple of days of use! By the end of the first week, I was enjoying the clearest skin I'd had in quite a while and my makeup goes on like a dream :) I use this at least once daily to wash my face in the evening before heading to bed and I wake up with my skin still looking and feeling cleansed and healthy-without tons of excess oil, left-behind makeup and dirt! It's super easy to use and each bar arrives nicely boxed and then sealed and individually wrapped as well. Truly Clear also makes a well-designed storage container that's especially-made for your Truly Clear bar and does seem to not only save mine from becoming 'yucky' from sitting while wet on the counter near my sink or my bathtub/shower.
The Confidence Case Soap Dish by Truly Clear is normally $9.95 if purchased separately [which you can do on their site] you can also snag this awesome dish for free with your purchase of a one-month supply of the fabulous acne treatment- either as just the one-time kit or as a 1 month-plan subscription! The dish allows for ease of portability and storage, keeping your bar dry and yuck-free, which also means it will last longer! Each dish arrives boxed as well and comes with 2 parts: the main part is the dish itself which snaps shut and won't allow any leaking or mess. The 2nd part of the dish is the inside removable tray that the treatment bar sits on top of; this portion of the dish contains breathing spaces and a raised bottom to prevent moisture from pooling directly beneath the bar. As a result, your bar stays fresher and keeps longer :)
Buy both the treatment bar and the Confidence case and give as an affordable Holiday gift that anyone can appreciate! This one is great for any skin type, even those with ultra-sensitive skin- like myself. I can attest that it won't irritate sensitive skin as it contains no Parabens, Phthalates, Titanium Dioxide, or Petrochemicals. If you want to save a bit more on your purchase or snag an awesome gift, Truly Clear offers up this awesome acne treatment in a variety of purchase options: snag a 3-month subscription and save 20%, for a total of around $59.85 [purchase for yourself or give as a gift options available for same pricing!] or get a month's supply on a monthly subscription and still save 20% on the price for a total of $19.95 per month- with automatic delivery. Each bar comes in a generous 3.5 oz. size so it will last a month- if not longer, even with regular daily usage :) That makes this one a great gift and a decent deal as well = that's what I call a beauty win-win!!!