Spots & all
Congested summer skin? Us too. Meet the multitaskers that prevent breakouts and then someé
Face & Body
1 Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads, £26 Sun cream, sweat and pollution won’t just cause your face to flare up but your body too. Use this sweet- smelling scrub all over and you’ll quickly put an end to the stressful spot cycle. Blemish-busting salicylic acid clears away dirt, while the blend of jojoba beads and aloe means it won’t irritate your skin.
Breakouts & Bacteria
2 Foreo Espada Blue Light Acne Treatment, £129 We know this may seem a tad pricey, but topical creams don’t get to the bacteria deep down in the skin, which is why spots can keep coming back. Count on this handheld zit zapper to bring blemishes down as soon as they appear and keep them at bay for good. The power of light therapy, usually only found at a dermatologist’s clinic, in the palm of your hand – neat, huh?
stop sebum & moisturise
3 Circadia Daytime Control Lotion, £38 A big problem with the breakout battle is finding a moisturiser that keeps your skin hydrated without clogging pores. This clever lotion works in sync with your body’s internal rhythms, regulating sebum throughout the day and working harder at times when your body produces more (think shiny post-lunch skin). Add in a powerful antimicrobial peptide and you’re on your way to a softer, clearer complexion ASAP.
hide & heal
4 Zo Skin Health Offects Correct & Conceal, £37 Hiding a pimple is no easy task, but slathering your face with a heavy base slows down the healing process and can do more harm than good. Wave this magic wand of a medicated stick over your spots and not only will they vanish, they’ll heal twice as fast. Use on clean skin and apply a thin layer up to three times a day. It’s high-coverage enough to mask even the angriest of spots.
Face Wash & mask
5 Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing 2 In 1 Wash-mask, £4.99 Save some cash (and some cabinet space) with this dual blemish buster. Used daily as a wash, it keeps your skin clean without drying it out; for a decongesting treatment, use as a mask once a week.
spots & Wrinkles
6 Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense, £82.95 Adult acne is on the rise. Arm yourself against breakouts and wrinkles with this savvy serum. The oil-free formula targets all the complexion concerns that come along with problem skin, as well as fighting fine lines and uneven skintone. It’s expensive, but it’s worth every penny.
decongest & shrink pores
7 STARSKIN Sunset Strips 3-Step Advanced Pore Cleansing Expert System, £8.99 for two treatments Stop spots before they become a problem by sticking on these smart strips as soon as things look congested. Step one softens the skin and dissolves dirt; the second step uses charcoal to purify; and the final strip uses herbs to calm the skin and tighten pores. We’re ready for our close-up.