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How to Get Rid of Blemishes — Once and For All
Get rid of blemishes. Easier said than done, right? Breaking out is more than just an annoyance—and you’re certainly not vain for being concerned about them. Acne is a skin condition that can have a real impact on the appearance of your skin not to mention your self-confidence. Pimples can manifest in many ways, from red, inflamed blemishes or tiny blackheads on your nose.
There is a mistaken assumption that the main cause of breakouts is poor hygiene, and it is often used to shame acne sufferers. However, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that around 50 million Americans suffer from acne every year, so it’d be an error to assume all of these people are just not washing their faces often enough. Even celebrities that can afford expensive care still end up with the odd blemish on their skin.
Acne is usually initially caused by physiology and genetics rather than lifestyle, but poor skincare practices can exacerbate breakouts. If you’re patient, you can improve the look of your complexion by committing to a great skincare routine and some healthy habits.
Where Blemishes Come From
In order to get rid of blemishes, it’s important to first understand their real causes. The basic process of blemish formation is quite simple. A blemish shows up when the pore or hair follicle becomes clogged with a mixture of sebum and dead skin cells that haven’t been shed properly. The P. acnes bacteria, which is usually already present on the skin, then infects the clogged pore, leading to swelling, redness, and pain. It’s easier for the acne bacteria to survive on the skin and infect it when it is already a little bit compromised, either due to dehydration or lack of pH balance. When bacteria don’t come into play, the clogged pore doesn’t get inflamed. Instead, it remains a blackhead if it’s open to the air or a whitehead if it’s a little under the skin.
The underlying causes of excess sebum production are complex. They are often hormonal, since oil production in the skin is associated with androgen hormones. This is why acne tends to start at puberty when hormone levels in the body start changing. Acne can also be a side-effect of certain medications that influence hormones, or a sign of some sort of endocrine disorder.
Now that we know how breakouts happen in the first place, let’s get to how to manage or prevent them:
Cleanse Gently, but Thoroughly
Poor hygiene might not be the only cause of acne, but good hygiene definitely helps. By cleansing the skin regularly you can remove surface oils and bacteria, which are the two main factors that cause blemishes to appear: oils by clogging the pores, and bacteria by infecting them.
Unfortunately, those with acne often end up overdoing it in a way that harms their skin and makes things worse. They use strong, sulfate-based cleansers or soaps that totally strip their skin of moisture and throw its acidity off balance. This ends up irritating the skin and making it even more prone to inflammation.
This is why using a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser is so important. Any of our cleansers at IMAGE Skincare will do the trick, but the CLEAR CELL salicylic gel cleanser is an excellent choice, especially for those with oily skin. This gentle cleanser is formulated to reduce the appearance of blemishes in a few different ways. First, it cleanses the skin of impurities without compromising its barrier functions. Secondly, it contains 2% salicylic acid, a gentle exfoliant that helps to prevent the dead skin buildup that clogs the pores in the first place. It also features neem leaf extract and tea tree oil, both of which help ease the appearance of redness and other visible signs of irritation.
If you have dry or sensitive skin with the occasional pimple, this cleanser might be best as a special treatment. Use it once a week or just as you feel a breakout coming on. To benefit from the exfoliating properties of this cleanser, it is important to massage it into the skin for at least one minute.
Keep Skin Balanced and Quenched
It might not seem obvious, but keeping the skin well-hydrated is a very important part of keeping acne at bay. When your skin is well-moisturized it can act as a better barrier against all kinds of icky aggressors. On the other hand, when the skin is dehydrated it is easier for the acne bacteria to penetrate and infect it. Because the skin is weaker when it’s dehydrated, it has a harder time fending off that bacteria so inflammation is more likely.
The thing is, not all moisturizers will work for those with acne-prone skin. When you’re dealing with breakouts, it’s important to choose a moisturizing product free of any ingredients that might exacerbate your acne, which are also known as comedogenic ingredients.
Our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum is a great moisturizer for those with oily and acne-prone skin because it is extremely nourishing but with a light texture that won’t look greasy or clog pores. It contains super-humectant hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that absorbs water to hydrate and soften the skin. It also contains other ingredients that help acne-prone skin, including centella asiatica which helps soothe, and vitamin C which lightens the appearance of post-acne marks.
Get the Occasional “Deep Clean” Tune-Up
While regular cleansing and mild exfoliation are important, you should give your skin the occasional deep treatment, especially if your pores are looking congested with blackheads.
The CLEAR CELL medicated acne masque works in a few ways to cleanse and renew the skin. First, it targets clogged pores with a mixture of salicylic and glycolic acids. The two acids work together to reduce the dead skin cell buildup that clogs pores. It also includes kaolin, a gentle white clay that purifies and mattifies the skin by absorbing excess oil.
Keeping the skin in good shape with cleansing and moisturizing is by far the most important part of preventing breakouts, but focusing on eliminating bacteria in the first place can be extremely useful when you’re dealing with more severe acne.
Our CLEAR CELL medicated acne lotion utilizes benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide works by inhibiting the acne bacteria on the surface of the skin, and it’s extremely effective both for prevention and as a spot treatment.
On its own, benzoyl peroxide is very powerful but it can be harsh, which is why we made sure to formulate it gently, with a nourishing peptide complex and skin-soothing botanical extracts. This way, it fights acne while keeping the skin strong and supple.
Use SPF That Doesn’t Clog Pores
Your daily sunscreen is one of the most important products in your skincare regimen. It helps protect the skin from skin cancer and sunburn while minimizing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and photoaging. For those with acne-prone skin, sunscreen can help to stop the sun from darkening the look of post-acne scars.
Lightweight moisturizer for moisturizing in the summer.
Finding a sunscreen that won’t clog your pores isn’t always easy, but our PREVENTION+ daily matte moisturizer SPF 32+ does the trick. This oil-free sunscreen has a smooth velvet finish thanks to a micro-sponge technology that absorbs the shiny sebum that the skin produces. It doesn’t smudge or budge, does not cause breakouts, and it looks great under makeup. It is also formulated with an antioxidant complex to give an anti-aging boost to the skin.
Drop Bad Habits
A good skincare routine is important for keeping blemishes away, but the rest of your lifestyle also influences the health of your skin. Your skin is the largest organ, and it can be influenced by what goes on inside your body. You can help it along by just staying healthy. Practicing good habits, like eating a nutritious diet that is rich in green veggies and healthy fats, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep will have many health benefits that might also be reflected on your skin. Some people find that very specific food are an issue, though specific dietary triggers are highly individualized.
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Another thing that can help is to keep all items that come into contact with your skin clean, which can include your pillowcases, phone screen, headphones, and makeup brushes. Additionally, you want to be fastidious about washing your hands and not touching or picking at your skin. Staying away from unnecessary irritants is another way to keep your skin fortified. One common irritant is hot water, so make sure to shower in lukewarm water instead.
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know…
Skin cancer is the most common yet most preventable form of cancer in the U.S.?
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer combined! If that doesn’t scare you enough, think of it this way: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime, and over two million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.
Skin cancer can be an afterthought for many of us. It’s easy to pass putting on that sunscreen in the morning, or even before a day in the sun. Many of us don’t feel that we need sunscreen if we don’t burn, or we think that sunscreen is going to keep us from getting that glowing tan we’ve been waiting for all winter. However, skipping this simple step in our daily routine can have serious consequences over time. Applying sunscreen daily is one of the easiest steps we can take each morning to prevent our chances of getting skin cancer.
We are so proud to offer a line that not only provides the ultimate protection from the sun’s harmful rays, but also acts as a sun protection moisturizer filled with stem cells, antioxidants, botanical SPF boosters, and a DNA Protection Complex. By using a rare form of zinc oxide, Prevention + leaves no sign of white, cakey residue left behind by some other sunscreens. Leave your skin completely smooth, silky, and protected with Prevention + by IMAGE Skincare.
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How to Spring Clean Your Skin...
Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration. Flowers blossom, leaves turn bright green and our skin wakes up from a long winter slumber. Hopefully you’ve been masking and moisturizing diligently all winter, but if not, what better time than spring to bring back the luster and vitality?
Spring is a great time to bring back that purifying routine you may have neglected while doing a bit of hibernation during the colder months. We have some tips on how you can spring clean your skin and emerge radiant.
1. Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Not only can cleaning your makeup brushes feel like a chore, but it’s something you can easily forget to do. However, not cleaning your makeup brushes can be very bad for your skin. Makeup brushes hold not only dirt but bacteria that can cause breakouts. Some tools, like foundation (Image Skincare’s I BEAUTY Flawless Foundation Brush is a great one) and concealer brushes, should be cleaned at least once a week to prevent product from building up through the brush.
If you’ve ever cleaned a foundation brush after too long, then you know how hard it is to get a thorough clean. You can use a gentle soap or a brush cleanser to clean your makeup brushes. First, wet the brush with lukewarm water, then massage a drop or two of cleanser into your palm and swirl the bristles in a circular motion. Rinse out the brushes thoroughly and remove excess moisture with a towel or paper towel. Reshape them and place them to dry with the bristles hanging over the edge of the bathroom counter. If you leave them to dry on a towel, they can become contaminated with mildew.
It should also be noted that clean makeup brushes will make applying makeup more seamless than if you use dirty ones. Oils, dirt and bacteria easily cling onto the bristles of a brush, causing makeup application to be less smooth than it otherwise would be. This can make makeup look spotty and cakey. And that’s something none of us want. P.S. It’s time to throw away your makeup brush when the bristles lose their shape or begin to shed.
Exfoliation is so important when it comes to having beautiful, radiant and healthy skin. Like washing makeup brushes, it can also feel kind of like a chore. Luckily, though, you don’t have to exfoliate every single day. It can be done 2 to 3 times a week (if your skin is sensitive, you can limit exfoliation to once a week). Removing those dead skin cells on the surface layer of your skin is crucial to help prevent dullness, rough texture and, of course, breakouts. If you already have breakouts or dull texture, regular exfoliation can help treat these issues to reduce their appearance.
You can exfoliate via physical and chemical exfoliation. Both methods can be helpful, although chemical exfoliation is considered the gentler version. Physical exfoliation involves using a mechanical method like a scrub with small beads or a tool like a brush to slough away dead skin cells and help unclog pores. Chemical exfoliation involves using an acid like glycolic acid or salicylic acid to cause all the oils, dead skin cells and general debris inside pores to break apart and dissolve away. You can certainly imagine exactly how perfectly well suited either method is for spring cleaning your skin.
Image Skincare’s ILUMA Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder combines both physical and chemical exfoliating powers to gently but thoroughly exfoliate skin for a gorgeously radiant complexion. It includes coconut milk powder, pumpkin enzyme and lactic acid (lactic acid has been shown to improve overall skin smoothness and texture) that work together to improve the texture and brighten and illuminate by reducing the appearance of dullness, discoloration and breakouts. Regular use can help fade away the appearance of dark spots or “age” spots to make skin more even toned.
3. Use a Purifying Mask
Once a week or so, follow up an exfoliation with a purifying mask like Image Skincare’s I MASK Purifying Probiotic Mask, which contains yogurt-based probiotics (topically applied probiotics can help produce a “well-balanced microbiome” to keep skin healthy), vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to not only nourish skin but also help to reduce the look of dullness. It also contains activated charcoal to penetrate deep into pores and help to unclog them, which in turn can improve texture and help to prevent future issues.
4. Focus on Brow/Lash “Blooms”
This one’s an obvious reference to spring, but it makes perfect sense! Just as flowers bloom, so can your brows and lashes. Thick lashes and brows have been a trend for several years now, with no sign of dissipating. If you’re old enough, you may remember the thin, overplucked eyebrows of the 1990s. Thankfully those days are gone. But if you followed that particular trend, your eyebrows may need some rejuvenation, so to speak. They may need a chance to “bloom” with hair rather than petals. You get the idea!
Try Image Skincare’s I BEAUTY Brow and Lash Enhancement Serum to help sparse brows and lashes look more robust. It contains peptides, conditioners and plant stem cell extracts. Together they support healthy follicles while also working to protect against breakage. With regular use, lashes and brow hairs will appear fuller and thicker.
5. Pay Some Lip Service
The skin on our lips is delicate and thin; thus, it needs extra TLC. It’s truly the rare person who doesn’t have at least mildly chapped lips during the winter. But even if you’ve been moisturizing, you can still spring clean by doing a lip scrub or mask to scrub off loose, flakey skin and help plump up your pout.
After scrubbing or applying a mask, follow up with Image Skincare’s ORMEDIC Lip Enhancement Complex. This lip treatment is ultra-hydrating and features a polypeptide formula, which helps to improve the visual volume of your lips, making them appear fuller. Ingredients include avocado oil to provide a thoroughly hydrating effect that will help treat and prevent chapped and dry lips.
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