How I Tackle Breakouts

Breakouts. Nobody wants them, but we all get them from time to time. I’m lucky in that I can normally track my breakouts, they’re usually a sign that my period is en route, or a result of some poor food choices. When a breakout does pop up though, I want it gone as soon as possible, so I employ a four product arsenal to shift it for me. Four reliable products that I know will help me tackle breakouts quick and easily.

The first thing to note is that double cleansing is SO important when it comes to keeping your skin clear. I use The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm to remove makeup, then go in with the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser to really cleanse the skin. Doing a double cleanse makes sure you’re getting rid of any trace of makeup, dirt and bacteria your skin might be carrying from the day, and is as clean as possible.

You’ve heard me wax lyrical on the Glossier Super Pure Serum enough times (read my whole piece on why you should have a niacinamide serum in your skincare routine here), so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I use this daily as part of my routine anyway, but whenever I have a breakout, I apply a little more of this in the affected areas, and let the niacinamide work it’s magic.

I know La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo is a bit of a cult product in the blogging world, but it’s for good reason. I find this really helps draw impurities from the skin, and then with prolonged use will keep your pores tight. It’s a great budget friendly product, and a little goes a long way so you won’t need to repuchase often. I use this morning and evening now, and I notice a difference when I don’t use it.

I’ve been using oils to treat skin concerns since I was a teenager. I still swear by the good old Trilogy Rosehip Oil for breakouts, it helps your skin heal so much faster, and reduces redness almost immediately. Right now though, I’m pretty taken with the Herbivore Lapis Oil. Whilst I’m not big on the scent, I’ve been so impressed. It does everything the rosehip oil does, whilst also having antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Pressing this into clean skin really helps heal breakouts fast.

Lastly, I’m a big fan of the La Roche Posay Effaclar AI as a topical spot treatment. It’s a simple, but effective product. I apply this directly to any spots as soon as I notice them, and it dries them out, and stops them coming to a head. This stuff also lasts FOREVER because you need so little. The whole Effaclar range from La Roche Posay is really effective when it comes to tackling breakouts, and I’m always impressed with it.

How do you fight breakouts?