On behalf of Clearly Basics, we wanted to welcome you to our community! Over the next 7 days, we will empower you with the basics to get to clear skin. This toolkit will include education, advice on skincare and a community who you can chat with on your skincare journey.
Through this series, you will be getting personalized recommendations on how to beat cystic acne and to evaluate if it is necessary to visit a dermatologist.
To start, let’s focus on what not to do when it comes to acne:
Don’t throw everything at it
It is our natural response to throw one product after another on our acne in the hopes for a quick fix. This usually agitates the skin and makes the acne more inflamed. Your skin turns over in 6-week cycles so you should commit to an acne treatment for at least six weeks (ideally three months) before evaluating the effectiveness of the product. You should not introduce new products into your routine until you have completed each cycle so that you have a clean signal as to what works vs what doesn’t work.
Washing too frequently or using strong cleansers will overstrip your lipid barrier, making your skin more susceptible to irritation and forcing it to overproduce oil. The agitation will cause more inflammation in your acne and cause more pain and scarring down the road.
The Clearly Basics Cleanser is a gentle non-irritating formula that contains both salicylic acid and glycolic acid. For the days that you feel extremely oily, spend more time working a gentle cleanser on your skin and you will see that it makes a big difference on how much oil is removed.
For those who need extra cleansing power, this soap-free formulation contains both AHA + BHA. Glycolic acid works on the surface to exfoliate while salicylic acid goes deeper into the pores to dissolve dead skin cells and break down sebum. Most acne cleansers contain a single AHA or a BHA. However, Balancing Cleanser combines both acids for extra effectiveness. We then minimize irritation by balancing this formulation with numerous botanicals. Since we use medical-grade ingredients, you can even leave Balancing Cleanser on your skin for 30 minutes to get a gentle peel! Why BALANCING CLEANSER?
- Medical-grade 2% AHA + 2% BHA face wash
- Can also be used as an exfoliating facial mask
- Gives skin a thorough cleanse without stripping it of its natural oils
- Loaded with botanicals so it is gentle on your skin
Wash once in the morning and once in the evening using lukewarm water and use cloth to pat dry.
It may be tempting to squeeze out a large pimple but doing so will likely make the situation worse, dermatologists say.
Think of a pimple as a shaft keeping the bacteria contained inside a pore as the body fights off infection.
Popping anything causes your skin to physically break apart, making it more susceptible to infection and an even bigger problem than what was originally there in the first place, says Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist.
Furthermore, the squeezing action may drive pus and bacteria even deeper into your skin, Your fingers may introduce new kids of bacteria into an open wound leading to complications. It may also lead to permanent scarring.
Instead, use a leave-on lotion that will help to flatten pimples quickly. The Clear Out contains a high dosage of AZA. A great deal of research has shown that AZA will significantly diminish the appearance of skin blemishes, fade post-acne marks and improve skin tone.
Power Duo is the perfect starting kit for your journey from acne-prone to clear, healthy skin. Packed with quality medical-grade ingredients, it'll clear up spots, bumps, and red post-acne marks in no time.
Physical exfoliants are effective at removing dead skin outside of your pore. However, it does little to remove the dead skin inside your pore (see illustrations in the next email), which is usually what causes clogs and pimples in the first place. Scrubs are able to slough away the dull/sallow layer of dead cells on the surface of your skin but if you have active breakouts, scrubs may worsen acne because the abrasive particles can irritate and further inflame acne lesions. Wait until pimples have subsided before reaching for the scrub jar.
Don’t use liquid or long-wear foundation
These products are generally occlusive and require stronger cleansers or makeup removers to take off. Opt for a light mineral-based foundation and spot concealers until we can stop the new breakouts from surfacing.
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Nothing on this article should be interpreted as personal medical advice. For medical related matters, please consult with your dermatologist.
See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.
@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! 💛
Michaela Holzhuter I’ve struggled with adult acne for years. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars trying to grab at the next promise for clear skin. Clearly Basics is the first brand that actually worked for me! It’s simple (it actually decreased the time I was spending caring for my skin), it’s scale-able (buy one product or by seven!), and it works. I couldn’t be happier with this product and the continuous progress it has provided!
@thoughtsofhealing I’ve been using @clearlybasics for over 4 months but here’s a difference from June 3rd and August 2nd!
The ingredients in @clearlybasics Clear Out is AMAZING for hyperpigmentation.
A complete GAME CHANGER!
@skinwithak @clearlybasics helped maintain my skin after oral prescription and honestly their products have helped so many, I get many DM’s thanking me for recommending Clearly Basics and how it’s helped them.
If I knew about @clearlybasics prior to my course of oral prescription I would’ve definitely gone with using Clear Out for sure!
@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!
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