We’d all love clearer, brighter, healthier-looking skin. But for some of us, genetics and lifestyle issues can make the pursuit a little more challenging.
All across the world, people of all ages and cultures struggle with skin problems and one of the most common conditions is acne.
What can help reduce acne?
There are a number of ways to approach the problems associated with acne-prone skin.
These range from lifestyle changes, diet and nutrition, as well as medication in some cases.
Yet one of the simplest tools in the skincare toolkit is also one of the most effective in reducing acne flare-ups and minimising the appearance of spots and blemishes:
The right skincare routine.
What's the best skincare routine for acne?
When it comes to acne-prone skin, finding the right skincare routine is a little more complex than it is for typical normal or combination complexions.
This is because the wrong regimes or products can sometimes make skin problems worse rather than better.
Yet the basics of a sound skincare protocol are rooted in a universal routine that has stood the test of time and still forms the foundation of great skin.
These essential steps in a good anti-acne skincare routine include the classic 4-step process:
All skin types benefit from being cleansed well. The skin is an organ that needs to replenish daily, so clearing away the inevitable dirt and grime will support the natural processes of healthy skin. Even though people with oily skin worry about stripping away too much of the skin's natural oils and making acne problems worse, the right cleanser will be both gentle and effective without contributing to breakouts and blemishes.
Toners can also work to support the skin in its natural processes of regeneration and maintaining balance. Acne-prone skin in particular can benefit from this additional skin boost that will help to balance oils and deliver a clearer base complexion.
A targeted mask is often skipped in the classic 3-step skincare routine but it can be a worthwhile addition for acne sufferers. Choosing the right mask can provide the skin with the extra nutrients it needs to cope with the demands of everyday life and minimise the effects of skin problems.
Though it may be tempting to go without a good moisturiser if your skin is prone to acne, there are lots of benefits in providing your complexion with the right dose of nutrients and ingredients. Moisturising and nourishing your skin will also prevent the signs of ageing and help you enjoy a brighter, more glowing complexion.
Must-have skin technology for acne
Developed by skin experts and medically-approved, our FACEGYMAcne Light Shotis a handy pocket-sized device that harnesses the benefits of Blue Light Therapy technology to treat, clear and prevent acne - easily, quickly and effectively.
It's designed to make it easy for you to use the power of those potent LEDs to treat acne on the spot, so you can take back control and enjoy cleaner, clearer and healthier-looking skin.
Recommended by dermatologists, this clinically proven technology is here to help you switch on clear skin and enjoy the confidence that comes with it.
Must-have skincare for blemishes & breakouts
The Blemish Kit is all you need to get started – our AM to PM skincare routine designed specifically for blemishes and breakouts.We've put this together to provide a ready-made, effective routine that's been scientifically proven to deliver the results you're looking for, i.e. clearer, calmer, brighter skin.
Here's what's included in the kit:
Before you apply any products - however powerful - to your skin, it's essential that you first make sure it is properly cleaned and deeply cleansed. This way, you can ensure that the following products in your routine will have the best chance of working deeply into your skin so they can deliver their potent benefits. Our gentle yet effectiveElectro-Lite formula dissolves impurities, while replenishing the skin barrierwith hydrating electrolytes.
PowerfulSkin Changer is one of our most popular products - and with good reason. It works wonders in a whole range of areas, including reducing the appearance of blemishes. It earns its place in The Blemish Kit by hydrating your skin and prepping it for masks, serum and moisturiser.
One of the common issues associated with problem skin is redness. With regular use of theCheat Mask, redness is visibly reduced. And thanks to its powerful tri-acid complex, this mighty mask works to relieve congestion and reduce the appearance of blemishes. So, you can also expect your complexion to look clearer and brighter - and all this skin-boosting magic happens while you sleep!
Our legendaryLiftwear Moisturiser is renowned for its firming, lifting and brightening effects. But what makes this a firm favourite for those with blemishes is the combination of powerful active ingredients that will support your natural skin health and promote a more balanced and clear complexion.