You’ve heard it time and again - cleansing skin is such an important part of your daily skincare routine in order to maintain a clear and refreshed complexion. But determining what type of cleanser is right for your skin isn’t always so clear (no pun intended!).
We all have different skin types - from dry or oily, to combination or normal - and even different concerns. Some people may be worried about blemishes and acne, whereas others are afflicted with dryness, redness, or other sensitivities. Combine the two factors and there are about a million and one different skin possibilities out there - so how are you supposed to know what’s right for you?
We can’t go into detail on every skin concern here (that article would read more like a novel!), but we can take a look at what causes acne and the optimal solutions for banishing breakouts for good!
First things first - let’s go over the basics on acne to make sure you’re up to speed. There are a variety of different types of acne, none of which looks or sounds pretty: blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules, and cysts. For most types of acne, over-the-counter solutions are usually sufficient to clear up acne within a week, but if you do have more aggressive forms of acne like nodules or cysts, we recommend booking a visit with your dermatologist to find a stronger solution for your needs. Not sure what type of acne you have? There are tons of resources out there to help you figure it out. It's great to assess diet, water intake, environment, stress level, and so many more things.
So, back to at home acne treatment - there are a few steps that are a given to help prevent and treat acne. For starters, you should always cleanse once or twice daily depending on how oily your complexion is, if you sweat a lot, are exposed to external aggravators like pollution, smoking, etc. Be sure to select a cleanser that is filled with powerful acne-fighting ingredients. For example, our Stay Clear! Daily Nourishing Cleanser contains Tea Tree Oil, which is a potent antiseptic that stops acne-causing bacteria in its tracks.
Additionally, you should look out for a cleanser that won’t completely strip your skin’s natural oils and nutrients - better yet, find something that will enhance your skin health. We’ve formulated our Stay Clear! Daily Nourishing Cleanser to include Lavender Water, Aloe Vera, Orange Peel Tincture, and other natural ingredients to not only fight acne, but also to balance your complexion, minimize the signs of aging, and nourish your skin.
So, now that you’ve got a gentle yet effective cleanser in your arsenal, start scrubbing to reveal your glow!