Blemish-Busting Skincare

Blemish-Busting Skincare

We know the feeling: you wake up, look in the mirror and bam! You’ve broken out over night. Whether this is a one off, or you have acne-prone skin in general, it can be difficult to know what to do. We're also seeing an uprise in 'maskne', where we have blemishes around our mouths due to wearing a mask for a long period, combined with some summer heat. It's a brand new problem, but we’re here to help!
First of all, acne-prone skin is not necessarily down to diet, lifestyle, or even (to a lesser extent) skincare. Of course there are lots of things that you can do for your skin, but it’s unrealistic to expect that drinking water and using a certain cleanser will give you perfectly clear skin. HOWEVER, there are certain steps you can take to deal with spots when they appear, calm your skin, and to prevent future breakouts. 

Always double cleanse

In the evening, after a long day... A full skincare routine can sometimes feel overwhelming when you're tired. SPF, makeup, pollution and general grime all sit on your skin though, so ensuring that your pores can have some downtime helps to keep your blemishes in check. The Evolve Daily Detox Facial Wash is a great second step cleanser to really purify without overly stripping the skin. 

Keep skin hydrated

One common thing to be avoided when spots appear is drying them out. Skin still needs to be nourished and hydrated, even when blemishes crop up! Clarifying products and masks can be excellent for treating acne-prone or blemished skin. The True Skincare Organic Purifying Matcha Tea Face Mask can be used twice weekly in your routine to detoxify skin without drying it out or stripping the skin of its natural oils. The Skin and Tonic Detox Mask is also excellent for clarifying blemish-prone skin, used as part of a skincare routine, or as an on-the-spot treatment. 

Oily or acne-prone skin still needs hydration - specifically, hydration that won’t sit in pores or feel heavy on the skin, so we recommend UpCircle face Moisturiser for a nourishing non-greasy daily moisturiser that absorbs quickly to hydrate and soften skin. For an oil, the Balancing Safflower & Basil Facial Oil is a fantastic balancing addition to your routine. The blend of oils helps to keep your natural oil production in check, so your skin is left beautifully balanced. 

Scrub up

Harsh scrubs can also be irritating to sensitive skin, especially given that we tend to scrub at spots (this will not work!). Instead, try the Evolve Liquid Radiance Glycolic Toner, which is 100% natural and provides a gentle exfoliation without irritating even sensitive skin. Evolve Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum can be used afterwards to minimise blemishes and to prevent further breakouts. 
 
Consistency is key when it comes to skincare, especially if your skin is more sensitive or can be more reactive. Sticking to a skincare routine can do wonders for your skin, especially once you have put thought into creating a routine that works for YOU! A simple routine with natural ingredients is far easier for your skin to work with than a routine with lots of steps and ingredients that may not act well together; a simple routine is key. At Persephone Beauty we seek out products that are natural and that are kind to the planet and to your skin, avoiding harsh or stripping formulas. For tailored recommendations, visit the Free Skin Consultations page on our website to organise a consultation with our editor and in-house skincare expert, Laura!