We should always opt for measures that are not invasive before jumping to measures that can cause negative side effects. However, if you are getting more than four new acne cysts (greater than 8mm in diameter) per month and they are causing damage to the surrounding tissue, it is time to consider prescription medication.
Algorithm for Treating Acne
Dermatologists follow algorithms based on how your body responds to treatment. They opt for non-invasive measures that should be sufficient in stopping your acne to see how your body responds before moving up the ladder to measures which carry more negative side effects.
The Clear Out will address comedonal, papular and pustular acne with minimal negative side effects. The formulation combines a topical retinoid and AZA which are top choices in the Acne Treatment Algorithm.
However, if you have nodular acne (greater than 8mm in diameter) and more than four new cysts surface per month, it is time to consult a dermatologist regarding oral medication. Your dermatologist will assess treatment options and walk you through the potential negative side effects.
Dermatologist vs GP
If your healthcare and insurance allow, it would be better to go straight to a dermatologist than to visit a general practitioner (GP). A dermatologist is a specialized doctor who undergoes further training for skin, hair and nails. They generally have a lot more experience in handling acne, acne look-alikes and acne due to hormonal imbalances.
This duo will work together to reduce the appearance of red acne marks, brown acne marks, sun spots and age spots. An 8% discount when purchasing the Lighten Up and Dark Mark Defense as a set.
Dermatologists do not have many topical lotions which are effective in fading post-acne red or brown marks. To augment medication prescribed by your dermatologist, consider the scar repair set which is designed to fade the appearance of red acne marks as well as brown acne marks.
Additionally, for those who have been on prescription topical medications, the Protective Moisturizer will help considerably to repair and rebuild your skin:
Light yet extremely nourishing, Protective Moisturizer is beloved by those with sensitive or combination skin. Loaded with peptides and antioxidants, this long-lasting lotion nourishes your skin barrier and shields it from everyday skin stressors that lead to irritation and acne. This way, the nasties stay out, the good stuff stays in, and your skin remains soft and healthy.
Why PROTECTIVE MOISTURIZER?
- Strengthens skin barrier and reduces sensitivity
- Calms redness and repairs skin for improved skin tone
- Non-comedogenic so you never have to worry about Protective Moisturizer breaking you out
- Long-lasting and sits well under makeup
- Expect to see an improvement in skin texture and tone within six weeks. Each bottle is designed to last three months.
Getting Your Foundation Right
As mentioned in the Getting to Know Your Skin email, it is our recommendation to discontinue use of liquid or long wear foundations. Generally, these products are occlusive and lead to the formation of closed comedones. Opt for mineral based foundations instead.
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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.
@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.
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If your skin is similar to mine I’d 100% recommend that you implement these products into your skincare routine.
I’m only a few weeks in using these products but the results have been so positive🔮🧚🏽♀️
@aishx I have been using this product for the last 3 months and I swear by it!
My nasty pimps went away within days, my blemish marks were lightened and the size of my pores decreased drastically! In fact I feel that my skin brightened up a lot and my makeup looked smoother too!
@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.
@fi_ding I just wanted to post my progress, firstly to thank Clearly for giving me my confidence back! I have suffered on and off with my skin for years, the contraceptive pill kept it under control for a long time but since stopping any hormonal contraception my skins been up and down like a yo-yo! I really didn’t want to go down the route of prescription oral medication, personal choice, so when I read about Clearly Basics (after ALOT of research) I decided to give it a go. Even after a few weeks I could tell a difference, and after a few months, the difference is huge! My skin was angry, painful and inflamed. Its now way way calmer, with only a couple of spots popping up around that time of the month. And I’m overjoyed with that! I next plan on tackling the red marks left behind so I can feel even more confident make up free. It does take time, but be patient, and consistent, and it will work! No foaming face washes seem to have helped for me too. Thanks again clearly 🤗😀
@by.emmataylor CLEAR OUT💙💙💙 gets rid of blackheads and whiteheads which is an added bonus.
It really improved my skin texture and most of all it removed spots. It’s worth the try really, because you can even get your money back if you don’t like the products, what are you waiting for? -Emma xxx
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