The first step in every skincare routine should always be a thorough cleanse, but it’s important that you ensure the ingredients within it are suited to your skin type. Oily and blemish-prone skin, for example, requires a formula that will clear away impurities and sebum such as Normaderm’s Phytosolution Purifying Cleansing Gel. This daily cleanser is enriched with active ingredients such as BHA Salicylic Acid and Zinc Gluconate, both of which are clinically proven to be effective at reducing excess oil. Over a month of use, you should start to see clearer pores and less prominent blackheads.
If you have oily and blemish-prone skin, you may be tempted to forgo moisturiser in fear of adding even more oil. But moisturiser is actually an important step for all skin types – even oily. This is because many skincare products designed to treat blemishes work by drying out the surface of the skin. But if it becomes too dehydrated, more oil will be produced to compensate.
The secret is to use a lightweight moisturiser that won’t congest the pores such as Normaderm’s Phytosolution Double-Correction Daily Care. This double-action daily moisturiser is easily absorbed and targets imperfections while hydrating the skin for up to 24 hours. It does this with a potent blend of exfoliating salicylic acid, hydrating hyaluronic acid, probiotics and strengthening Vichy Volcanic Water.
When choosing a foundation for blemish-prone skin, look for formulas specifically designed for your needs – think non-comedogenic, lightweight and oil-free. Dermablend’s Corrective Fluid Foundation provides long-hold high coverage for up to 16 hours alongside SPF protection. It also has a 25% pigment concentration so is effective at concealing a range of concerns such as acne, dark circles, rosacea, vitiligo, scars and even tattoos.
For more targeted coverage, you can follow with the Dermablend SOS Cover Stick. Its formula contains allantoin and mineral pigments and effectively conceal skin redness and gives a lightweight, spreadable coverage. Like the foundation, it can cover a range of minor to severe skin concerns for up to 16 hours.
If you have oily skin, you probably find that no matter how flawless your makeup looks first thing, your face is still very prone to shine by lunchtime. You can help to combat this with a loose setting powder specifically designed for your skin type. Dermablend’s Setting Powder will help to extend the life of your foundation and concealer for up to 16 hours with a microfine texture that becomes translucent upon application. It’s also smudge and water-resistant and non-comedogenic so you won’t need to worry about it creating further congestion.
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