Ready, set, clear the oil

By Geraldine Fitzgerald

June is National Acne Awareness month, and apparently mask-wearing has done acne-prone people no favours.

In fact, beneath the cover-up skin problems proliferated.

Innovative hi-tech skin care brand Dermalogica want people everywhere to feel confident with the skin they have, with tips and products to help acne sufferers of all ages.

A common misconception is that the sun can help dry blemishes and clear pore congestion - in fact, the opposite is true.

The sun increases oil production and contributes to the acne cycle.

Correct cleansing is particularly important, but over washing can cause irritation and disturb the skin’s ability to produce the correct amount of oil it needs to stay healthy.

Below are some of Dermalogica’s best products from their Active Clearing Range, to help achieve healthy, glowing, clear skin.

Clearing Skin Wash

This foaming cleanser stimulates exfoliation to clear clogged follicles, cools the skin and leaves it receptive for optimal absorption of Active Clearing treatment ingredients.

It contains extracts of balm mint, eucalyptus and tea tree.

Retinol Clearing Oil

This combines powerhouses of salicylic acid and retinol into one formula. One to clear and prevent breakouts, and potent, time-released Retinol. Visibly renews skin overnight.

AGE Bright Spot Fader

This spot treatment reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks with salicylic acid to clear breakouts, and niacinamide and hexylresorcinol to fade post-breakout marks. AGE Bright Complex reduces visible skin ageing and helps prevent over-drying.

Sebum Clearing Masque

Oil-absorbing, this calming masque will help to detoxify skin and unclog sebum plugged pores. It has lots of botanicals to sooth aggravated skin.

Age Bright Clearing Serum

This two-in-one serum accelerates skin-cell turnover, which really slows down as you age, and works with the skin biome for a clear, bright look.

Oil Free Matte SPF 30

This is a broad spectrum sunscreen that’s ultra-light and sheer. It absorbs oil for a smooth finish while protecting oily, breakout-prone skin. It has no powdery residue, just sheer and matte.

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