Whether you call them zits, spots, pimples or blemishes, one thing is for sure—none of these words are terms of endearment. But I’ve got good news. If blemishes bring you down, you can break the breakout cycle with a consistent skincare routine and products that are right for your skin type.
Botanical-based solutions utilize the potent powers of nature to cleanse, soothe and nourish in ways chemicals can’t. Follow these steps for clearer skin:
1. Cleanse: Use a gentle, natural cleanser like MyChelle Clear Skin Cleanser to lift and wash away impurities and excess oil.
2. Tone: Choose an alcohol-free astringent (I recommend Alba Botanica Natural Anecdote Deep Clean Astringent) with herbal or citrus extracts to clarify and balance.)
3. Exfoliate: A non-abrasive exfoliant like Alba Botanica Natural Acnedote Face and Body Scrub can clear out dead skin cells, making room for new, healthier ones.
4. Moisturize: Even acne-prone skin needs hydration! A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer such as Avalon Organics Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer with Vitamin C fortified with vitamins and antioxidants will help soothe and protect skin without clogging pores.
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