Some of us are at war. The battlefield is our face, where an invading army (or even just a sole assassin) has taken up camp in order to ruin the scenery - our beauty. These unwanted soldiers are better known as pimples, zits, spots, blemishes or comedones. But we have a battle plan, and word is spreading because the tide of the war is turning in our favour. With this plan, and our secret weapon, victory against this menace is achievable.
STEP 1. Know your enemy and attack their home base
Do a recon mission. Find out the likely cause of your invasion. Attack accordingly. Perhaps you have too much sugar in your diet (and remember that carbohydrates are sugars too!). Cut it back. Maybe you've changed medications. See your doctor. Still smoking? Quit or smoke less. Under a lot of stress? Change your situation or take up meditation. It may not be one of these - scour the internet and learn about the different causes of acne - one may strike a chord.
STEP 2. Keep it clean
Keep your battlefield clean. Don't leave any dirt around for the enemy to hide behind. Cleanse daily with an oil-free cleanser such as Active Face Cleanser, and exfoliate every 2-3 days to ensure that dead skin cells are not left lying around to clog up your pores. Wash your pillowcase and towel regularly. Keep your hair away from your face. Avoid touching your face during the day.
STEP 3. Unleash the secret weapon
We're not going nuclear, we're going natural. They'll never see it coming. Blemish Gel can be applied directly on to the invading forces to inspire them to flee, without damaging or drying your skin (yes, oily skin can become dehydrated!). The blueprints for the weapon are as follows:
ac.net™ - A botanically derived ingredient that targets 4 areas that lead to acne: excess oil, excess shedding of skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation
Hyaluronic acid - A super hydrator used in the top moisturisers around the world
MSM - A natural anti-inflammatory which softens the skin and helps slough off dead cells
Organic aloe vera - Helps to regenerate healthy cells
Vitamin B3 (Nicatinamide) - An anti-inflammatory which helps to kill bacteria, strengthen the skin barrier and work towards anti-ageing
Vitamin B3 (Panthenol) - Helps to break down sebum (when your natural oils form a plug and block the pores)
Vitamin E - Moisturising, anti-oxidant
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) - Helps to heal and control breakouts