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From maskne to hormonal breakouts, consult our guide to address blemish-prone skin
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Top Tips to Take Down Blemishes

From maskne to hormonal breakouts, consult our guide to address blemish-prone skin
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Take Down Blemishes
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Take Down Blemishes

From maskne to hormonal breakouts, consult our guide to address blemish-prone skin

Shop Acne Treatments

One of the most widespread and challenging concerns to tackle, it can take years of trial and error to get to grips with acne – and, with face masks added into the mix, unwanted spots are even rife among those who’ve never had them. So, whether you’re breaking out for the first time or you’re accustomed to the battle, consider making these small switch-ups to find your blemish fix…

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Deep Cleanse

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask

Pore blockage only leads to blemishes – so, when skin feels oily, congested and out of control, deep cleansing is essential for stopping impurities in their tracks. Omorovicza’s Deep Cleansing Mask is a white clay-based detoxifying formula that deep-cleans pores from the inside out. Use regularly to keep a tab on problem skin, or apply topically as an overnight spot treatment that shrinks pimples by morning.

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Double Cleanse

Dermalogica Clear Start FlashFoliant

For stubborn breakouts and persistently dull complexions, employing AHAs and BHAs at the beginning of your routine will wipe out pore-blocking dead skin cells, paving a squeaky-clean path for the skin care that follows. Dermalogica’s Clear Start range is well-versed in blemish control – and this exfoliating cleanser addresses existing breakouts, whilst keeping future ones at bay. Use it to rebalance skin after cleansing away dirt and makeup with a gentle, conditioning formula.

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Embrace Acids

(MALIN+GOETZ) Resurfacing Face Serum

The idea of acids may be daunting, but the right ones in optimum concentrations prove a wonder treatment for spots. This clarifying miracle serum by (MALIN+GOETZ) features glycolic and lactic acids – both AHAs which occur naturally in foods – to perform scrub-free exfoliation, absorb excess oil and smooth skin texture. Get ready to glow.

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Upgrade Your Tools

Decree Scrupulous Cleanse Technical Wash Cloth

One for the skin care minimalists who know that when it comes to breakouts, sometimes less is more – this technical wash cloth from Decree buffs away makeup and impurities with the simple addition of warm water. A saviour for sensitive skin types that are averse to change.

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Hit the Spot

31st State Spot Control Gel

Prevention is always better than cure – but skin sometimes misses the memo. Keep a topical solution on hand to stop pimples in their tracks; this clean formula is armed with acne-averse tea tree, anti-inflammatory witch hazel and antibacterial manuka to answer your complexion’s SOS calls on cue.

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Hydrate!

Le Labo Basil Face Lotion

Don’t be tempted to skip the hydration step in lieu of an oily complexion; fulfilling skin with the moisture it needs actually prevents sebum hyper-production. A luxury problem skin is likely long overdue for, this moisturiser from Le Labo’s Sensory Personal Care range prizes soothing chamomile, hydrating shea butter and antioxidant apple extract – as well as an expert basil and verbena scent.

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