acne + breakouts
Whether you’re a teenager or an adult acne affects more than 40 to 50 million Americans worldwide. There are five main factors that contribute to the formation of adult acne: overactive sebaceous glands, cell accumulation, bacteria, inflammation, and post-inflammatory pigmentation. An essential way to address acne concerns is to use a regimen that will target all five factors in order to see true changes in the skin.
how to treat:
start your routine with a double cleanse
Proper cleansing of the skin is the first key step in helping clear and prevent breakouts. Start with an oil-based cleanser which helps to dissolve makeup, sebum (aka oil), sunscreens, and environmental pollutants. Follow with an antibacterial cleanser that helps kill bacteria and reduces post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
target + treat + prevent
Dermalogica’s Active Clearing line works to soothe active breakouts while minimizing current flare ups and preventing new breakouts from happening. When choosing your targeted treatment, make sure to stay consistent and give your skin time to heal.
Our top pick: age bright clearing serum
hydrate + protect
Acne is tricky. Sometimes skin can feel dry (lacking oil) and dehydrated (lacking water) when you're battling your breakouts. On the other hand, it may overproduce sebum (aka oil) to compensate for dryness and dehydration, so staying hydrated and protected is as essential to acne concerns as balancing excess oil production.
Our top pick: oil free matte spf30
more products we love for acne-fighting results:
Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear ...View full details
This active two-in-one serum clears and helps prevent breakouts while reducing visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid reduces breakouts to clear skin. ...View full details
This two-in-one spot treatment reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks. Salicylic Acid works to clear breakouts, while N...View full details$45.00
This two-in-one spot treatment reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks. Salicylic Acid works to clear breakouts, while Niacinamide and Hexylresorcinol work synergistically to fade post-breakout marks, improving uneven skin tone. AGE Bright™ Complex reduces visible skin aging and helps prevent over-drying.
Soothing clay masque helps clear breakouts and minimize premature signs of skin aging. Oil-absorbing clays help detoxify skin as Salicylic Acid cle...View full details
Powered by a lipid-based delivery system that actively nourishes with skin-mimicking phytoactive lipids from Argan, Rosehip Seed and Golden Jojoba ...View full details