15 TOP SKIN TIPS FOR CLEARING ACNE AND PIMPLES

15 TOP SKIN TIPS FOR CLEARING ACNE AND PIMPLES


Top skin tips for problem skin from our expert at real-u skincare


1. ALWAYS CLEANSE TWICE WHEN YOU WEAR MAKEUP
The first cleanse is to remove your makeup; the second is to genuinely cleanse your skin.
 
2. ALWAYS USE A CLEAN, DAMP FACE CLOTH TO REMOVE YOUR CLEANSER 
Using a face cloth to remove your cleanser, in small circular movements, provides a small amount of exfoliation each day, which helps stabilise problem skin.
 
3. BE RELIGIOUS WITH YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE 
2x daily! We not only want your skin to enjoy the real-u products both day and night, but also because your skin constantly produces excess oil and skin cells that need to be gently cleansed from your skin to help control pimples and breakouts.  Even if you haven’t worn makeup during the day it is still important to do your real-u 3-Step Program each night to remove pollution, dust and other impurities. 2x daily gives your skin the best chance to clear, heal and repair.

4. DO YOUR 3-STEPS AS SOON AS YOU GET HOME 
So your skin can enjoy all the goodness from your real-u products way before bedtime.
 
5. YOU'VE GOT 3 MINUTES 
You’ve only got three minutes to hydrate your skin after cleansing before tiny cracks appear and your skin becomes dehydrated. Well hydrated skin helps your oil glands calm, so you’re less likely to experience breakouts.
 
6. CLEAR SKIN SLEEPS ON CLEAN PILLOW CASES 
Bacteria and excess oils from your skin are transferred onto your pillow case every night as you sleep. Flip your pillow case each night and change it every second.
 
7. TRY NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE 
Invisible bacteria that lives on your fingers can contribute to breakouts. Think of how many times during the day or night that you touch your skin. 

 8. KEEP YOUR PHONE CLEAN AND BACTERIA FREE 
To avoid the spread of bacteria onto your face- antibacterial wipe your phone at least once a week.
 
9. NO PICKING // NO POPPING 
Yes that’s right Beauty, take one step back from the mirror and walk away… Picking and popping is the major cause of scarring. Your pimples are trying their best to heal, when you disturb the new cells you’re potentially causing lifelong scars.
 
10. KEEP YOUR HAIR FRESH AND OFF YOUR FACE 
Keep your hair clean and off your face as much as possible when dealing with breakout prone skin, as the specific bacteria that contributes to breakouts lives in our hair follicles and is easily transferred to our face leading to breakouts.
 
11. AVOID PIMPLE CAUSING MAKEUP PRIMERS 
Primers are a silicon based product designed to fill your pores to create a smooth appearance by leaving a weightless film on your skin. That spells trouble for problem skin as it also drives pimple causing dirt and bacteria deeper into your pores.
 
12. WASH OFF SUNSCREEN WHEN YOU COME IN FROM THE SUN 
Your skin only needs a sunscreen while you are exposed to the suns UV’s. Refresh your skin as soon as you come in from the sun as some sunscreens can be a trigger for breakouts.
 
13. SUGARY, FATTY AND DAIRY FOODS CAN TURN ON YOUR PIMPLE CAUSING HORMONES 
Sugar and dairy can stimulate 3 things in your skin: 
1. Pimple causing hormones that put your oil glands into overdrive 
2. Skin cell growth 
3. Inflammation
A combination of increased oil and dead skin cells, together with inflammation is the ideal recipe for pimples. Try to find what triggers your skin and avoid it.
 
14. DE-STRESS FOR YOUR SKIN! YOU STAYING CALM, HELPS YOUR SKIN TO STAY CALM  
When you’re stressed your body can react by creating a spike in hormones, which can cause your oil glands to produce more oil - triggering more breakouts. Stress also affects your immune system, decreasing your skin’s ability to heal and repair. It’s not uncommon for stress to trigger an “itch” feeling, which often drives us to touch our face more. Recognise these symptoms and take steps to keep calm.
 
15. BEAUTY SLEEP STARTS BEFORE MIDNIGHT 
In the deepest stages of sleep your body produces the most growth hormones. These hormones work to repair and rebuild your skin, which helps clear and control pimples. And remember… One hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after midnight!


How to use our 3-Steps


 

 
Follow this must-read guide to make the most of our 3-Step Program and ensure you see the results you deserve!

STEP 1: CLEANSE
Our CLEANSE Gentle Foaming Wash is the perfect way to effectively cleanse and refresh problem skin without dehydrating and removing all the skin’s natural oils.

FOR BEST RESULTS
Take a pea-sized amount of CLEANSE Gentle Foaming Wash and add water to create a light foam.
Using gentle, circular motions, massage the product all over the skin – don’t forget your hairline and your neck.
Remove with a clean, damp face cloth using circular motions that simultaneously help exfoliate the skin. Remember to rinse your face cloth prior to use to get rid of any lingering laundry detergents.
If you are wearing makeup, cleanse twice – once for your makeup and once for your skin.

STEP 2: CONTROL
Our CONTROL Face Serum is our HERO product for controlling breakouts.

FOR BEST RESULTS
Take a pea-sized amount of CONTROL Face Serum and gently massage into your fingertips to warm.
Massage the product into the skin avoiding the eye area.
Pat product into the skin to make sure it is absorbed properly then leave it on the skin to work its magic!
 
STEP 3: HYDRATE
Hydrating your skin actually helps to calm oil glands, making our HYDRATE Lite Moisturiser a really important step in the process of clearing and preventing breakouts.

FOR BEST RESULTS
Take a pea-sized amount of HYDRATE Lite Moisturiser and gently massage into your fingertips to warm.
Massage the product into the skin avoiding the eye area.
Pat product into the skin to make sure it is absorbed properly and voila!
Repeat your 3-Step Program 2 x daily, morning and night, for clear, healthy skin. To learn more about the benefits of each product head to REAL TALK, our blog on everything you need to know for clear, healthy skin.

REMOVE SPOT TREATMENT 
Our REMOVE Spot Treatment is for every pimple out there, nick named – “My Magic Tube” by our real-u community – and we love it!

FOR BEST RESULTS 
Use 3-4 x daily.
Massage a small amount into each pimple or affected area before and/or after your CONTROL Serum and HYDRATE. 
Can be used over makeup, however it best absorbs into clean skin.


Have any skincare Q’s for Ebony? Send your questions and a pic of your skin to askebony@real-u.com
 
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