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Breakouts without Freakouts – A Clean Routine for Blemish-Prone Skin

By Joshua Pierce, Credo's Head of Education

Why does skin have to be so finicky? Why can’t we all just walk around with perfect, blemish-free features? I’ll tell you why. It’s because the human body is complex. What’s happening on the surface of the skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside your body, what you’re eating, your level of stress, as well as outside environmental aggressors constantly coming at you. Your skin is the barrier that keeps the bad bugs out and the good bugs in. So, naturally, it will go through its ups and downs of inflammation and breakouts. If you are breakout and blemish-prone, check out this clean beauty and skincare regimen that will help clear up your skin while remaining gentle on its vital moisture barrier!

Cleanse
We are taught that we should wash more frequently and with super-powered cleansers to get rid of blemishes and breakouts. That’s not always the case. Check out this gentle non-toxic cleanser from Doctor Rogers. It’s powerful enough to help lift away dirt, makeup, sunscreen and sweat for a squeaky clean feel, yet gentle enough to be used every day on sensitive skin. The great part is that there are no essential oils or fragrance that could potentially inflame breakouts that are already red and irritated. 

Restore Face Wash
Doctor Rogers Restore Face Wash


Tone
In lieu of harsh exfoliators, I suggest an enzyme or acid toner for blemish-prone customers. The rough scrubs tend to be too much for delicate skin that struggles with breakouts. With Josh Rosebrook’s Daily Acid Toner, you get all the wonderful benefits of a clean toner with the added (gentle) exfoliation treatment from malic and glycolic acid. All the while protecting the pH of the skin and avoiding the dry-out effect.

Daily Acid Toner
Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner


Serum
Wabi Sabi Botanicals really nails this category on the head. Their Blemish Correct Soothing Serum and Spot Treatmentis a whisper of hope for anyone needing support with a blemish. Milk thistle helps to bring impurities from the skin. The clean formula is also free of sensitizing essential oils!

Blemish Correct Soothing Serum & Spot Treatment
Wabi Sabi Blemish Correct Soothing Serum & Spot Treatment 


Moisturize
Let me tell you about Graydon Phyto Clear Moisturizer. It helps brighten, nourish, calm and promote elastin production. With this clean formula you get a lightweight, clarifying moisturizer cream that leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean! 

Phyto Clear
Graydon Phyto Clear


Protect
As with any skin type, you absolutely may NOT leave the house without sun protection. Don’t do it! Juice Beauty has an oil-free SPF 30 Moisturizer that does the trick. It’s weightless, effective, clean and keeps the skin feeling unburdened from heavy ingredients. You also get all the powerful antioxidant protection from their proprietary juice blend that’s the base of all their sun protection products.

SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer
 


Nighttime
For the really stubborn breakouts, you need something with some serious power! INNBEAUTY PROJECT'S Pimple Paste Overnight Drying Paste works to dry up the breakout while you sleep. All you have to do is get some shut eye and let the formula work its magic. That magic is brought to you by white willow bark and sulfur to zap that zit.

Pimple Paste Overnight Drying Paste
INNBEAUTY PROJECT Pimple Paste Overnight Drying Paste


From there, you’re ready to go about your day! For the makeup lovers that want to cover the breakouts and blemishes, I’m always going to suggest the award-winning Exa Jump Start Primer and High Fidelity Semi Satin Foundation. Both formulas are perfect for any skin type. Beautiful coverage and built-in antioxidant protection go hand-in-hand for flawless looking skin! Lookin’ good and feelin’ great is what Exa is all about.


Buddy Up: Exa Foundation and Primer Bundle

So when a breakout comes along. Just take a deep breath and carry on with your amazing skin regimen.

We’re here for you! Always remember, breakouts don’t have to be freakouts when Credo has your back!


Cheers,
Joshua