Blemishes, Be Gone!

Whether you struggle with constant blemishes, or experience flare-ups occasionally, you’ll know the frustration that acne-prone skin can cause. Breakouts can have a major effect on confidence, and with teens and young adults already having to navigate the pressures of high school, university, dating and relationships, there really isn’t a need for any additional stressors.

Blemishes seem to have a way of cropping up at the most inconvenient times, like on the day of your matric dance, your graduation day or just before a date. There are ways of covering them up, but prevention is always better than cure. Plus, without proper care, they may leave dark marks or scarring long after they’ve healed.

For some, breakouts may ruin an otherwise perfect selfie. For others, it may have long-lasting psychological effects. Whatever the severity of the situation, everyone benefits from stopping breakouts in their tracks and preventing them from reoccurring.

From hormones, to genetics, to lifestyle and medication, there are so many factors that may increase your skin’s tendency to break out. One of the most important things to pay attention to, regardless of the cause of the breakout, is a good skincare regime. Using products that contain the right active ingredients won’t just help to strengthen and moisturise your skin, but it may also help prevent the formation of blemishes and breakouts.

Cleansing your skin twice a day removes sweat, oil, dirt and impurities – all of which may contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. But that’s not enough – after cleansing, you need to apply a good quality serum or moisturiser that’s going to provide skin with nourishment and hydration while keeping blemishes at bay.

Two of the most important ingredients to incorporate in a skincare regime for blemish-prone skin is salicylic acid and vitamin C. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that can penetrate deep into the pores. It has exfoliating properties, meaning it sloughs off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and also helps to curb the skin’s natural oil production. It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and known to unclog pores.

 

 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is renowned for brightening skin and increasing its radiance. Along with its anti-ageing benefits (such as stimulating the production of collagen and fighting free radical damage), it is also an effective solution to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (in other words, the dark marks left behind by breakouts once they’ve healed). Because it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps regulate the skin’s sebum production, it is an excellent ingredient to apply to breakout-prone skin.

OXY has been treating breakout-prone skin for generations and is a trusted choice for thousands of South African families. No matter your background, age or skin tone, if you have acne-prone skin, OXY has a product suited to your concerns.

OXY is proud to introduce two ground-breaking new products that utilise the power of salicylic acid and vitamin C, to their Pro Range:

OXY Pro Range Foaming Facial Cleanser (R129.95)

This high-performance facial cleanser contains 2% blemish-busting salicylic acid and hydrating hyaluronic acid for skin that is visibly clearer and less prone to breakouts. Designed for acne-prone skin, it offers a whopping nine skincare benefits:

 

  • Reduces the appearance of acne;
  • Deep cleansing;
  • Prevents breakouts;
  • Hydrates;
  • Removes dirt and impurities;
  • Unclogs pores;
  • Moisturizes;
  • Softens skin;
  • Exfoliates.

OXY Pro Range 10% Vitamin C Serum (R159.95)

The perfect addition to your acne-prevention routine, this serum contains 10% vitamin C to reduce the appearance of acne, dark spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It intensely hydrates thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid and helps heal existing breakouts and prevent new ones thanks to the inclusion of salicylic acid. With regular use, skin appears brighter, smoother and more even toned. This serum offers nine skincare benefits:

 

  • Reduces the appearance of acne;
  • Even toned skin;
  • Helps fade blemish marks;
  • Prevents breakouts;
  • Clears pores;
  • Intensely hydrates;
  • Brighter and smoother skin;
  • Exfoliates;
  • Rejuvenates skin.

 

OXY Pro Range is available from Dis-Chem. Learn more at https://www.oxysa.co.za/  Follow OXY on social media:

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