There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding acne treatments so we wanted to debunk and give you honest advice here:
Q: Do I need to see a dermatologist or aesthetician?
A: Over 95% of the people who have acne can treat using non-prescription products without paying big bucks to see a dermatologist or aesthetician.
So why are acne, blackheads, clogged pores and whiteheads so prevalent when the tools to manage them are readily available?
Most people are using the wrong products or are using them improperly.
Also there is too much focus on products that treat a breakout after it has already surfaced when the focus should be on stopping lesions from surfacing in the first place.
Atropic scarring left behind from acne lesions are very difficult to repair later on in life. Scar repair is usually what leads to costly visits to the dermatologist.
Over 80% of the people who sign up for our ClearlyRx subscription platform are first recommended to use our Clear Out lotion instead of signing up since the Clear Out is already sufficient to stop new breakouts without requiring prescription medication.
Q: What non-prescription tools do I have to stop acne?
A: Benzyol Peroxide (BP) is your first line treatment for acne. There is a common misconception that BP should only be applied as a spot treatment AFTER the acne lesion has already surfaced.
However, BP is more effective being applied BEFORE the breakout occurs.
Spread a thin layer of BP across acne prone areas of your face as a preventative measure.
If BP has not worked for you, step up by using retinol+AZA to flush out dead skin inside your pores.
Dead skin mixed with sebum creates the plugs which clog your pores and the Clear Out will flush out this dead skin so clogs are less likely to form.
The Clear Out hits acne from multiple angles by blending multiple active ingredients that work together and at the same time simplifies your skincare routine. It is gentle enough to be left on overnight where it has enough time to penetrate deep into the pore.
This product packs quite a punch so only apply every alternate night until your skin adjusts to the strength. From there you can step up to nightly application:
Q: Are there different tools needed for different types of acne?
A: There are simple solutions for the types of acne which commonly occur on the face:
Bacterial acne is the most common and can be managed using BP and the Clear Out.
Fungal acne is less common and the most convenient treatment would be to introduce anti-dandruff shampoo into your shower routine alongside the Clear Out.
Leave the shampoo onto affected areas for three minutes so the anti-fungal ingredients in the shampoo will help to abate the itchy, whitehead-looking breakouts.
If you need stronger medication to treat fungal acne or if you have cystic or nodular acne, consider seeing a dermatologist for prescription medication.
If you are not sure what type of acne you have, feel free to send us a selfie via Facebook Messenger.
Q: What about XYZ product that I am currently using?
A: If the products in your routine are not stopping acne lesions from surfacing, discontinue use.
The rookie mistake is to keep adding ineffective products into your routine in the hopes that they will work in combination to stop breakouts.
Simplify and use a single high quality product that is effective in stopping the breakouts from surfacing.
We get a lot of people who use overpriced cleansers, masks or scrubs which have little or no effect on stopping acne.
This is because cleansers, masks and scrubs are not left on long enough to penetrate deep into the pore to make a difference.
If you have questions about a product, click “Send Message” from our Facebook page and we can give you guidance.
Q: Should I stop wearing makeup if I have acne?
A: You don’t have to stop wearing makeup altogether, but you might try switching brands or going with a different type. If you’re noticing breakouts along the sides of your temples, hair creams or gels might be exacerbating your acne.
Look for cosmetics and toiletries with the label “non-comedogenic” meaning that they don’t clog pores.
Q: Can what I eat cause acne breakouts?
A: The short answer is YES. What you eat can increase or decrease sebum production. However, it isn’t what you’d expect. Avoid foods which boost sebum production and therefore trigger more breakouts on acne-prone skin. Learn more here.
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@carliedaniel18 I have suffered with acne since i was 13, After years of medication, and spending absolutely £1000s on products that didn’t work i decided to try prescription oral medication, and it was the hardest 8 months of my life. I got all the side affects, and even though eventually it did clear my skin after being off it for just 3 months my skin got bad again especially hormonally!
I then came across clearly basics, although the reviews were good I was very reluctant as it wasn’t cheap and could be another dud that didn’t work! Eventually I gave in as I always do and it was the best decision ever! I can’t believe I hadn’t come across this sooner, my skin has cleared up so much. It’s made my skin soft and glowy as well, it genuinely is everything in a bottle!
@startingtolovemyself ✨Not a pimple in sight!!!✨
It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using @clearlybasics Clear Out, Lighten Up and the Protective Moisturizer (the Complete Trio) and my skin has improved so much and I definitely think it’s from the Clear Out formula most of all!
It really is a miracle in a bottle! I’m excited to see how my skin changes even more in the next few weeks and months using them!
@acneisntugly Thank you @clearlybasics for being on this journey with me for the past 5 months.
No more green concealer or green primer! My skin tone is so much better, I don’t use as much foundation as I once did, I don’t constantly worry I look like I have chicken pox and I feel much more confident within my skin!
The power duo really has been an absolute game changer for my skin and I’m so glad I’ve shared my results day in and day out so we could all see this progression.
@beatlebarbs Hey guys! So I rarely write reviews, but I’m going make an exception, because it literally changed my life (what a cliche I know).
I’ve suffered from acne pretty much my whole life. I’m generally a happy and optimistic person, or at least I try to be, but acne made it impossible for me. It got to a point where I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without crying. I didn’t wanna go out or even meet my friends. My self confidence was nonexistent. I had severe anxieties and break downs. I sought the help of a GP and dermatologist but nothing worked. Antibiotics made it even worse.
Then I read about the Clear Out and the reviews were great. Still a bit skeptical, I decided to give it a shot and thank God I did. My skin improved drastically and even though I still get a pimple or two every now and then, I am overall very happy with the results.
@roxyrogan I have struggled with hormonal acne for over 1 year and had tried every face cream, scrub & peel you could find! When I started with Clearly Basics my skin started to clear within using the first bottle of ‘Clear Out’!
My skin is now on the road to recovery and I still use Clearly Basics ‘Clear Out, Protective Moisturizer and Lighten Up’ products every day! Highly recommend clearly basics to anyone who’s suffering from stubborn acne! 💛
@xx.tonilumsden This is me 5 weeks into my skincare journey with @clearlybasics.
5 weeks ago, 5 months ago, and even 5 years ago, I had lost all hope for my skin and appearance. Now I have regained that hope and positivity because I know that I am using amazing skincare products by @clearlybasics that actually do work without being harsh on my skin.
Just because you feel like nothing is working doesn’t mean you should give up on hope.
Results may vary