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Adopt a break­out-bust­ing skincare rou­tine

S uf­fer­ing from cys­tic acne can leave you feel­ing pretty help­less when noth­ing seems to work. If you can’t af­ford to in­vest in cos­metic acne treat­ments, make sure the prod­ucts you’re us­ing for your beauty rou­tine at home are help­ing, rather than hin­der­ing the sit­u­a­tion. There are a lot of com­mon mis­con­cep­tions when it comes to choos­ing the right prod­ucts but they’re 70 per­cent of the equa­tion — that’s a pretty stag­ger­ing stat if you ask us — so it’s im­por­tant to se­lect cor­rectly.

1. Reg­u­late ex­cess se­bum pro­duc­tion by us­ing Ul­traceu­ti­cals Ul­tra Clear Foam­ing

Cleanser, $62, morn­ing and night. The sal­i­cylic acid rids pores of dirt and de­bris with­out strip­ping the skin of its pro­tec­tive layer.

2. Im­prove tex­ture and ex­fo­li­ate away stub­born black­heads with Clear­asil Ul­tra

Rapid Action Scrub, $14.99. Use no more than twice a week as ex­fo­li­at­ing too of­ten can en­cour­age the skin to over­com­pen­sate with ex­cess oil pro­duc­tion, lead­ing to more break­outs.

3. Re­move the day’s makeup with Tai­lor Skincare Oil Cleanse, $39, which cleanses with­out de­priv­ing your skin of its nat­u­ral hy­dra­tion.

4. Estée Lauder Day­wear Matte Oil Con­trol Anti-ox­i­dant Mois­ture Gel

Crème, $98, will keep you shine-free all day, mak­ing it the per­fect primer for your min­eral foun­da­tion.

5. Af­ter ex­er­cis­ing, wipe your face as soon as pos­si­ble with Sim­ple Kind to Skin Cleans­ing Facial Wipes, $11.99, to im­me­di­ately cleanse the skin of sweat, dirt and oil.

6. Do you suf­fer from bacne? Al­pha-h Liq­uid Gold Luxe Resur­fac­ing Body Cloths, $39.95, are soaked in a rich blend of sooth­ing Chamomile, Marine Al­gae, Aloe Vera and Gly­colic Acid. The cloths are tex­tured on one side which helps to buff away dead skin cells, and smooth on the other to hy­drate and re­ju­ve­nate your skin. You only need one cloth to treat the en­tire body.

7. The dif­fer­ent ar­eas of your face of­ten present dif­fer­ent prob­lems — your chin might be dry while your nose is oily. In­stead of us­ing one mask all over, em­brace multi mask­ing: ap­ply two or three clay masks to dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the face, de­pend­ing on your con­cerns. From top to bottom: Ul­traceu­ti­cals Ul­tra Clear Pu­ri­fy­ing Mask, $79; L’oréal Paris De­tox­ify and Brighten Pure Clay Mask, $24.99; Es­sano Clar­i­fy­ing Clay Masque, $16.99.

8. Treat an­gry blem­ishes head-on with these ac­tive spot treat­ments. From left: Witch Skincare Blem­ish Stick, $10.99; Mario Bade­scu Dry­ing Lo­tion, $26, from Mecca Beauty; Ul­traceu­ti­cals Ul­tra Clear Spot Treat­ment, $42.

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