Here’s Why You Might Get More Acne in Autumn

Welcoming the first day of October means we have well and truly made the move from summer to autumn. As we leave the sunny season behind, you might think breakouts are no longer a cause of concern as there’ll be less sweat and time spent outdoors. Thing is, autumn presents its own challenges for those […]

Has the Acne Cleared? Here Are 5 Things to Do Now.

You did it. You were consistent with your skin care plan, you trusted the process, and you stayed patient throughout your journey. Now, you’re seeing clear (or almost clear) skin and acne has become much easier to control. Yay! It almost feels like the end of a chapter, doesn’t it? So uh, what now? Can […]

You Ask, We Answer: Does Stress Really Cause Acne?

Final exams, wedding planning, a deadline looming – stress happens to everyone. As if dealing with the uncomfortable feelings of stress isn’t enough, many of us also find that our acne gets worse during such times. Is this just a myth or is there more to it? What Does the Science Say? While stress is […]

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Acne in Men: What You Need to Know

Ah, acne. You may be all too familiar with it as your constant companion throughout high school. Perhaps you grew out of it as you entered adulthood – only to have it return now. Or perhaps it never left you. While in adult cases of acne, women are affected more frequently than men1, these red […]

Does Diet Really Affect Acne? We Look at the Evidence.

Have you ever been told to cut out chocolate or stop eating your favorite snacks because they ‘make acne worse’? The internet is full of articles on anti-acne diets that claim to improve your skin but are they anything more than myths?  For decades, the relationship between diet and acne has been debated. Even today, there is no consensus that changing your diet is a good way to manage acne.  That said, […]

Top 7 Summer Tips for Acne-prone Skin

It’s officially summer!  From seaside to poolside, it’s the season of sun-soaked fun and we can’t wait to spend more time outdoors!   While there’s much to love about the warmer weather, it could also mean more breakouts as our skin gets exposed to more sweat, heat, and humidity.  This means we need to give our skin extra TLC, especially if we have acne-prone skin.   Keep these top tips in mind to prevent breakouts and minimize sun damage for […]

Still Breaking Out After 3 Months of ‘Clear Out’? You Could Have Closed Comedones.

There’s a reason why we have a moneyback guarantee on Clear Out.   The retinol-powered lotion is seriously effective at clearing clogged pores and keeping breakouts at bay. In fact, 98% of our customers see improvements in their skin after just one bottle – that’s about three months of use. But what about those of us who fall in the 2%? If you see no difference despite […]

You Ask, We Answer: Why Is My Skin Stinging?

🎵 This girl is on fire 🎵 – but her skin should not be.   Stinging, burning, inflamed.  These are uncomfortable sensations we might have experienced more than once, especially when we have sensitive skin.  While a little tingle that lasts a few seconds is nothing to worry about, when it becomes a sharp sting that’s almost unbearable, it’s a sign something’s wrong.   Skincare should not be painful, […]

Better Together: Choosing Products That Complement Your Clearly Routine

From our gentle cleansers to our nourishing moisturizers, all products by Clearly Basics have been designed to work well with each other to effectively fight acne while being kind to sensitive skin.  As you can see, the Clearly routine is pretty simple, and on most days, you might find you don’t need much else.   Still, there are days when we’d like to dress up and go […]

Clash of the Actives: Be Careful When Mixing These Products with Retinol

Credit: Disney/Marvel Imagine making a smoothie and throwing all sorts of ingredients into the blender, from apples to ice cream and salmon. While these foods taste good on their own, when mixed together, it becomes a big cup of bleh.   Likewise, while skincare actives can be good for you on their own, when you layer on too many, you risk the products clashing. Sometimes, it causes irritation, and in other cases, the actives can cancel each other out. Now that would be a […]

5 Reasons to Moisturize Every Day This Summer – Even When You Have Oily, Acne-prone Skin

The days are getting warmer, which means summer’s inching closer! While we count down to sunshine, road trips, and indulging on a little too much ice cream, you might be wondering if it’s time to drop the moisturizer you’ve built into your skincare routine over the last few months.  As Spice Girls sang it: Stop right now, thank you very much.   For most of us, moisturizers are […]

The Easy Guide to Determining Your Skin Type (and the Best Routine for Your Skin)

Caring for your skin begins with knowing your skin.   Just as a medical check-up reveals what you should eat more of and what you should cut from your diet to maintain a healthy body, identifying your skin type will help you craft a skincare routine that works best for you.  We’ve all seen products labeled “for dry skin” or “suitable for sensitive skin” but what do these phrases really […]

You Ask, We Answer: Do We Get Acne from Our Parents?

Has anyone ever said you look like your mom or dad?   Back in school, we learned that much of who we are is shaped by our parents through a little something called genetics.   Our eyes, nose, and even some of our personality comes down to our genes.  If you’ve ever wondered if you inherited acne from your parents and what you can do about it, read […]

You Ask, We Answer: How Does Natural Skincare Fit Into My Routine?

Natural. Organic. Clean.   These are HUGE buzzwords when it comes to skincare.  But what do they really mean?   Is all-natural the future of skincare?  Truth is, while there are many natural ingredients that are great for skin, natural may not always be the way to go.  What to Know About Natural Skincare    #1 The “natural” label isn’t regulated. This means there’s no set standard […]

How It Started vs How It’s Going: The Clearly Story

Did you know Clearly Basics used to have a different name?   When we started four years ago in sunny Singapore, we were called ClearlyRx.   As the name hints, we began as a teledermatology platform offering subscribers custom-mixed formulations prescribed by dermatologists.   You see, visiting a derm in Singapore can be real expensive, and yet, acne is so common among teens and adults. ClearlyRx became a way for those with skin concerns to consult a dermatologist without the hefty price tag.    Soon, we were seeing real change in our community. Those with acne-prone skin […]

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