Breakout Control: Products to Help Prevent Breakouts

Where can you start? For acne-type skin (although it is often hormonal), it is important to calm the sebaceous glands (the gland that produces sebum), calm inflammation, moisturize the skin, protect the skin from the sun and above all to exfoliate the skin well.

You really have to be careful to have the right products with the right ingredients to soothe the inflammation of this skin type. Products based on BHA (salicylic acids) AHA (glycolic and lactic acids) retinol, niacimide and a few calming ingredients can really help. And to exfoliate, we really don’t talk about exfoliating scrubs with granules. This could pierce the pustules (white-headed pimples) and spread the bacteria elsewhere on the skin.

Yes, having good products and applying them well is essential to optimize the results, but you must also avoid touching your face, touching or piercing your pimples (which could leave scars) and being too aggressive with your skin. Also more and more clinical studies show that eating a healthy diet, cutting down on dairy products and reducing stress helps reduce acne inflammation.

Some breakout control suggestions

From cleanser to sunscreen in test format, this oily/acne kit helps exfoliate, hydrate, protect and calm inflammation in the skin. Also, it’s super easy to use them with the explanatory pamphlet and the kit will last about 4 to 6 weeks. This kit is the best way to prep your skin before a series of Salicylic Peels.  Created to target oily skin types while helping to control oil production and reduce acne.

This multivitamin mask designed for all skin types is enriched with collagen, vitamin A, E, C D3, K and B complex. With two applications of 15 minutes per week, this mask softens, hydrates, brightens and above all calms the redness and inflammation of acne. Ideal to do once a week for an added boost in your skin’s appearance.



Retinol does a bit of everything; exfoliates therefore helps to make cell renewal up to 7 times faster and attenuates pigment spots. You have to go slowly at the start. In the form of a cream, it should only be applied in the evening, alone and after cleansing the skin. It can be used twice a week at the start and some skin can tolerate, after a few weeks, up to 3 applications per week. More info on this retinol 1% night complex.





A series of peels are ideal for oily/acne prone skin types.  Don’t forget that getting the best results takes time. In fact, it can take a few weeks before you get desired results. You are teaching your skin to change it’s ways and that will not happen overnight but it is so worth the wait.

Did you know that there are different type of acne? Read more about the different types of acne and what treatments the specialists suggest here.

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