How To Get And Maintain Clear Skin If You Suffer From These 3 Problems

Acne marks? Rosacea? Sun spots?


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If you’ve ever battled acne, rosacea or sun spots, you’ll know that these skin woes become pesky pigmentation marks. But you’re not alone – these are issues that plague nearly everybody. And these are a number of solutions for each problem you may have encountered…

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While you make feel like you don’t have control of the problem, you do have control of your skincare regimen. Plus: With the seasons changing, now is the time to cram in good skincare to brace your skin for a long winter. Check out these fixes.

Clear Sun Spots

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Been slacking with the SPF? Sun spots – flat, brown marks on your skin – are a direct response to UV radiation, and while they’re considered harmless, they’re not exactly pretty. How to get rid of them? Apply a moisturiser that contains SPF 30+ and use a topical product with kojic acid. Kojic acids interfere with melanin production, thereby treating your pigmentation problem. Boom.

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Try NeoStrata Enlighten Pigment Gel (R485), available at . This gel contains ingredients that help reduce and prevent the appearance of brown marks by gently exfoliating the skin and encouraging cellular turnover. Protect your skin with Vichy UV Protect SPF50 Anti Shine Face Cream (R215), available at .

Clear Rosacea

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The boffs aren’t altogether sure what really causes these red acne-like flare-ups, but extreme temperature changes, spicy foods and alcohol tend to aggravate it. How to calm down angry skin? Licorice root has been proven to be an effective anti-inflammatory and moisturiser for those looking for relief.

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Cleanse with licorice-laced Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser (R630), available at . Then smooth on a niacinamide-rich moisturiser like SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 (R1800), available at . This gentle cream increases cell turnover, boosts hydration and clarifies skin tone.

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Clear Acne Marks

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Acne is the worst – and, to add to it, once the flare-up has subsided, you’re left with the aftermath you brought on yourself (yes, you picked at ’em). Inflammation that comes with pimples triggers pigmentation. The result: Scratching and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Most marks fade within six months to a year, but in the interim cover them up with Coverderm Perfect Face Foundation (R589), available at . This product doesn’t clog pores, but it does cover blemishes for a uniform skin tone. Then be sure to treat your scars with a spot treatment. Try Dermaceutic Yellow Cream (R800), available at . It’s perfect for reducing marks and correcting uneven skin tone, while simultaneously promoting radiance.

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