The skin health experts at Dermalogica created two exciting formulas that are part of the Clear StartTM line. Designed to tackle breakout prone skin, the new Blackhead Clearing Fizz Masque and Breakout Clearing Booster will help you achieve clear skin without compromising your skins health.
Throughout your teens and early 20’s, your skin is likely to become oilier and prone to breakouts. Why? We asked Victoria Schofield, Dermalogica’s Education Executive to tell us more.
Why is my skin out of control? During adolescence, there’s a surge in reproductive and growth hormones that not only bring about physical changes to our bodies, but affect our skin too. In fact, your oil producing cells in the skin are particularly sensitive to these hormones, meaning we produce more oil and skin cells during this time. This excess oil and dead skin becomes easily stuck in the pores, causing congestion and blackheads. Unfortunately, if we don’t keep the pores clear, the bacteria that lives there starts to grow causing the development of inflamed breakouts.
What can be done?
The good news is, the Clear StartTM line is formulated with potent actives to decongest clogged pores and eliminate breakout causing bacteria plus natural botanicals to soothe and hydrate the skin. Unlike many anti- acne products on the market, these professional grade formulas are tough on breakouts, yet gentle on the skin.
Blackheads: Be Gone!
Keeping blackheads at bay is never easy but the unique Blackhead Clearing Fizz Masque activates on application to help soften and dissolve blackheads, targeting them before they turn into breakouts. It’s fizz activated and blackheads are eliminated! In Just 3-5 minutes the creamy masque transforms into an active fizzing formula to clear pores and congestion. Anti-microbial Sulphur reduces bacteria whist Kaolin Clay absorbs excess oil. Extracts of Turmeric and Apple Fruit reduce inflammation and hydrate. Skin is left clean, clear and comfortable. Use 2-3 x a week to keep skin clearly glowing!
Clear Skin essentials
Fighting breakouts can be a frustrating process. Breakout Clearing Booster uses patented technology and skin soothing botanicals to wipe out breakout causing bacteria in only 15 minutes – without drying out the skin! This fast-acting hydrating serum can be applied to individual spots or larger affected areas. Formulated with Patented TT technology that works with the skins natural microbiome to reduce breakout causing bacteria while preserving the ‘good’ bacteria. This helps boost the skins own natural defences for healthy, clearer skin. Use daily to prevent future breakouts.
The secret to clear skin is a consistent at-home regimen that includes; double cleansing, so wash, rinse and repeat with Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash and follow with an oil-free moisturiser. Try Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser SPF15 or Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion to ensure skin is protected and levels of oil and water are balanced. If you need extra help clearing congestion and blackheads, add Blackhead Clearing Fizz Masque 2-3 x a week or if you’re struggling with inflamed breakouts, use Breakout Clearing Booster under your moisturiser.
If you over strip your skin with harsh cleansers, medicated formulas or exfoliators or you’re not moisturising, your skin actually ends up producing more oil and the balance of good and bad bacteria becomes altered. Your skin may feel tight, flaky and sensitive, all of which is not helping the breakout situation! Look for products that are formulated to respect the skin’s pH and help boost your skins natural defences.