Spots happen. And we feel like Murphy (from Murphy’s Law) uses spots as fate’s secret weapons. Like, remember that one-day-before-matric-dance pimple, or that first date spot you were convinced he couldn’t stop staring at? It’s downright traumatising. But knowledge is power people, so listen up ‘cos we’re about to shed light on some serious truths related to the ratchet reality we call spots.
Don’t Give Moisturiser a Miss
We’ve all been accosted by spots at one stage of our lives or another. Stress, bad eating habits, lack of exercise and the incorrect use of skincare products can really turn molehills into mountains (literally – eeew). When you’re experiencing a breakout, you may feel inclined to put the brakes on using moisturiser, but this is super counterproductive. Deep cleansing often leaves your skin in need of moisture and your skin may react to this lack of moisture by producing excess oil – yikes! Moral of the story – an oil-free moisturiser will do the trick.
Don’t Quarantine Yourself
Acne is contagious. It’s a myth that’s been perpetuated by years of misinformation and we’re here to tell you that it’s exactly that – a myth. Yes, acne is caused by bacteria, but it’s not the kind that can be transmitted through contact. So please, don’t hold back on doing that thing you do when you touch cheeks with your bestie and kiss the air. If you’re having a breakout, it doesn’t mean your bestie will too.
Blackheads Aren’t Dirty
Don’t worry, it’s totes normal to have an ‘eeew’ response when you first notice one (or two) blackheads appear as if some wicked witch waved a wand and put them there. But the truth is, blackheads aren’t ‘black’ because they are dirty. Blackheads are pores that are clogged by skin debris and oil. When the debris inside the pore gets exposed to air, oxidation occurs and the debris turns a darker colour. So there you have it.
If you’ve fallen victim to an attack of the spots or feel like blackheads are ruining your vibe, we’ve got the perfect products.
Presenting The Awesome Foursome
1 Exfoliate with CLEAN & CLEAR® Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub
Gently exfoliate with the scrub by rubbing a fair amount between your fingers and massaging your face in circular motions as you lift away dirt, oil and impurities to help reduce blackheads and prevent them from returning. Retails at R54.95.
2 Cleanse with CLEAN & CLEAR® Blackhead Clearing Cleanser
This cleanser is specially formulated to start fighting blackheads from day 1 by providing a deep cleanse that helps to prevent blackheads from forming in the long term. Retails at R54.95.
3 Wash with CLEAN & CLEAR® Exfoliating Daily Wash
This wash contains naturally-derived micro-beads that gently exfoliates the skin and unblocks pores, leaving your skin feeling smooth and looking clear. Retails at R54.95.
4 Moisturise with CLEAN & CLEAR® Dual Action Moisturiser
With its oil-free formula, this moisturiser is gentle and soothing for the skin. It is also fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. Retails at R54.95.
CLEAN & CLEAR® products are available at Clicks and Dischem stores nationwide.
This post was sponsored by CLEAN & CLEAR®
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