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Blemish Control 



Holly Baldwin

Blemish-prone skin can be frustrating. From tackling an unexpected breakout, to keeping on top of one that’s been irritating you for days, it sometimes feels impossible to have a good-skin-day. 

Blemish-prone skin is a skin type characterised by its susceptibility to developing different types of imperfections. This can mean  acne, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. People with this skin type often experience an overproduction of sebum, which can clog pores and create an environment where the skin may frequently suffer from breakouts and inflammation, leading to a persistent and frustrating cycle. 

If you suffer from blemish-prone skin, a good skincare routine and the right products for your skin are essential.  It can be tempting to grab the skincare product with the harshest ingredients in an effort to eliminate the blemishes, but this can actually make things worse by damaging your skin barrier, drying out your skin, and causing your skin to produce more oil.

So, what should you use in a blemish-prone skin routine?

Your basic daily skincare essentials should include a cleanser, moisturiser, and spf. It’s important to choose a gentle cleanser tailored to your skin type, a moisturiser to lock in hydration, and an spf to protect your skin from UVA and UVB. 

For a more extensive skincare routine, adding a serum or two that will work to target your specific skin concerns is a must. Serums with hyaluronic acid are good for dry skin as they lock in essential hydration, retinol serums for ageing concerns, or niacinamide for strengthening the skin barrier.

For blemish-prone skin, it’s important to opt for a non-comedogenic serum that is lightweight and won’t block the pores. This helps keep skin balanced and healthy.

Ingredients for blemish-prone skin

Beta-Hydroxy-Acids or “BHA’s”, are chemical exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the skin’s top layer. This helps clear trapped sebum from the skin, preventing the formation of new clogged pores. An effective BHA for blemish-prone skin is Salicylic Acid, which gently exfoliates and helps prevent breakouts without damaging the skin barrier. 

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3, and has multiple benefits. It can minimise the appearance of pores, improve an uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, and reduce inflammation associated with acne. Niacinamide also helps to fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation. 

Ceramides are also great for inflamed skin, as they help reduce skin redness. Ceramides work to keep the skin barrier intact and healthy. They help to restore a healthy skin balance by replenishing the skin’s natural lipid levels.

Retinol can be a helpful ingredient in the fight against blemishes thanks to its pore-clogging prevention properties. Retinol exfoliates and removes debris, leaving skin brighter. 

CeraVe Skincare for Blemish-Prone Skin

CeraVe have a range of products containing these key ingredients that are designed to target blemish-prone skin. 

CeraVe Blemish Control Cleanser 

A kind-to-skin refreshing gel-to-foam exfoliating cleanser for blemish-prone skin which is proven to help reduce blemishes and blackheads. Skin is left supple and smooth. Contains 3 Essential Ceramides, Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide, to gently exfoliate dead skin cells which clog pores and lead to blemishes. 

CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum

A lightweight and quick-absorbing serum which improves skin texture and promotes a healthy-looking complexion by reducing the appearance of post-acne marks and minimising the appearance of pores.

Contains encapsulated retinol to help resurface skin, and is formulated with 3 essential ceramides and soothing niacinamide that work together to lock in moisture and help restore and support the skin’s protective barrier. 

CeraVe Blemish Control Gel 

A non-greasy, non-drying daily treatment which fights blemishes & blackheads, clearing and maintaining healthy-looking skin with daily use. Suitable for blemish-prone skin, this gently exfoliating yet hydrating formula is proven to improve skin texture & tone and reduce the appearance of pores.

Containins 3 Essential Ceramides and a blend of alpha and beta-hydroxy acids (AHA and BHA) including Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid & Salicylic Acid. Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid work together to retain moisture and keep skin feeling balanced.

Start your blemish-prone skincare journey with CeraVe, here at Gorgeous Shop

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