June 2, 2014
Few things can ruin your plans for the day more than the dreaded pimple. Whether you're afflicted by one stubborn spot or chronic acne, these inconvenient facial blemishes can put a damper on your mood, but fear not - consider these quick skincare tips to reduce redness and hide these unsightly stinkers.
Invest in an inclusive treatment
Whether you're 14 or 40, acne is a chronic condition that can strike at any time. While there is no one cure best-suited to zap all of your zits, dermatologists have developed systems that can help clean, tone and moisturize your skin, leaving the area much healthier than it was before. If you're plagued by persistent pimples, consider investing in a kit that accounts for these three-steps, such as the Bliss No Zit Sherlock Complete Acne System. This acne-fighting treatment is ideal for those who have sensitive skin and are prone to breakouts, as it will not only cleanse the area - washing out blackheads, dirt and grime that may have accumulated throughout the day - but it will allow your skin to maintain moisture without causing the area to become too oily or product-heavy.
Alternatively, if you tend to suffer from the occasional pop-up pimple, consider purchasing a one-time spot-fighting product, like the Bliss No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment. Use this item on that one troublesome spot for fast, redness reducing action.
Choose products with extreme caution
When you're basking in the sun this summer, piling on sunscreen is essential for keeping your skin healthy, as this product can save your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause cancer, skin damage or burning. However, those with chronic acne may be faced with the Sophie's choice of skincare: Forget the sunscreen and accept the fact that your face will be redder than normal for the next several days, or smear on the sunscreen that will inevitably cause your face to breakout more than usual.
Some products are made with harmful chemicals and oils that can become trapped in your pores, but choosing a cream that will both protect and moisturize the area can prevent you from having to choose the lesser of two evils. The Intaglio Protective Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, for example, is the ideal selection for those with acne-prone skin. Unlike traditional sun protection products, this cream does not contain glycolic acid, which can cause breakouts among those with sensitive skin.