Discover our best tips, tricks and advice for how to get rid of breakouts, blackheads and acne for good
Acne & Blemishes
How To Cleanse Your Skin to Help Your Acne and Blackhead Removal Products Work Better Your dermatologist is the best person to tell you how to get rid of pimples and how to remove blackheads. But no matter what acne and blackhead removal treatment products you use, it’s important to remember that getting the clear skin you want always begins with gently yet thoroughly cleansing your skin. Thoroughly Cleanse Skin To Remove Dirt, Oil and Makeup First, let’s start with the ‘thoroughly’ part. This is where a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush can help. It cleanses skin 6 times better than using your hands alone. Less dirt, oil and impurities on the surface of skin and deep in your pores means more room for your acne and blackhead removal treatments to work. We like the sound of that! Gently Cleanse Skin To Avoid Irritation Next, let’s talk about being sure to gently cleanse your skin. Vigorous scrubbing, piping hot water, and harsh cleansers can irritate your skin. Irritation can worsen your skin’s condition and hinder its healing process, which is the last thing you want when your goal is getting rid of acne. So always wash your face with lukewarm water and an ultra-gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type. Using a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush is great way to avoid scrubbing because its bristles don’t scrub or tug, they oscillate using a patented sonic frequency that’s so gentle it won’t break an egg yolk. Now that your skin is properly cleansed, it's time to apply your dermatologist recommended blackhead and pimple removal skincare treatments and send those pesky blemishes packing!
Acne & Blemishes
Oh how we wish there was a magic blemish remover potion for getting rid of acne and blackheads fast. Unfortunately, there’s not. But all is not lost. Here are 4 Steps you can take to help clear your skin and keep it blemish-free. 1. Visit a Dermatologist It may seem simplistic, but making an appointment with dermatologist to get advice about how to get rid of breakouts is one of the smartest things you can do to help clear your skin. Dermatologists are experts in all things skin and therefore best person to help treat your skin. He or she will examine your skin, give you a diagnosis, and then talk through the best, most-effective options tailored to your skin’s specific needs. 2. Try Topical Acne Treatments If you can’t make it to a dermatologist, topical treatments can go a long way in helping you with getting rid of acne and blackheads. A product containing Salicylic Acid, aka Beta Hydroxy Acid, can exfoliate deep down in pores and can help unclog them. Salicylic acid also has anti-bacterial and soothing properties, which are ideal for breakout-prone skin. Then there’s benzoyl peroxide, which kills the bacteria that causes acne. But go easy, benzoyl peroxide can be very drying and can irritate your skin if you use too much too fast. A little goes a long way. 3. Wash Your Face Thoroughly Before you apply any topical treatment for acne and blackheads, it’s important to cleanse your face properly so your topical acne treatments absorb better. We recommend cleansing twice per day: once in the morning to remove excess oil and impurities and once in the evening to remove your makeup. Opt for an ultra-gentle cleanser formulated for acne-prone skin and warm water (never hot!). Try a Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush, for ultra-clean skin. It will clean your skin 6 x better than your hands alone and will be incredibly gentle. 4. Reduce Skin Irritation As Much As Possible If you have acne or blackheads, your skin, by definition, is already irritated and not functioning optimally. Any additional skin irritation will impede the healing process and can make things worse. So if clearing up acne is your goal, you’ll want to avoid irritation as much as possible. Irritation can be caused by over washing and harsh scrubbing, unprotected sun exposure, picking at your skin, and using skincare products with harsh ingredients.
Acne & Blemishes
Better skin day after day. Although breakouts are uncommon, it can still occur for some. Here are a few helpful tips if you experience those annoying pimples. "Don’t let breakouts be the reason we break up. Better skin awaits. We promise." Tip 1: Hang in there. Stick with your skin cleansing routine. Transient acne is a potential side effect for the first time sonic facial cleansing brush user. The stimulation of the skin can bring bacteria to the surface forming a zit. You can scale back your routine, but stick with it. Your skin should clear up after about 2 weeks of continual use. Tip 2: Use more facial cleanser & water with your sonic face brush. Other times the culprit of breakouts is that people don’t use enough water and facial cleanser on their cleansing brush head, which can lead to irritation. To avoid this, introduce more water into your skin cleansing routine (Clarisonic is 100% waterproof, so try it in the shower) and use lots of cleanser. Tip 3: Go easy on the pressure. With proper use, a Clarisonic face brush is gentle enough to be used twice daily. If you push too hard, it limits the bristles’ movements. This prevents your skin from being optimally cleansed. Instead, let you brush float on your skin. Tip 4: Choose the right cleansing brush head. Our cleansing brush heads are designed with different skin concerns and skin types in mind. Whether your skin is sensitive or tougher than a lumberjacks’ (yes we also have brush heads designed for men’s skin), Clarisonic has just the right cleansing brush head for you.
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