This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Neutrogena. The opinions and text are all mine.
The change of seasons are great for new starts and, also, it calls for a ton of readjustments: wardrobe ones, schedule ones, and obviously self- care ones. While the heat weaves might keep streaking over us, the fall is coming and its abrupt changes of temperature will take its toll on our skin. This is specially notorious when we suffer from acne.
But, what can be done to prevent breakouts and, if they are already happening, curb them? The answer is easier than you might think: You need to keep your skin clean and treat it with the right products in order to prevent and treat breakouts.
Follow this how- to steps for your best back-to-school face.
1.Determine your skin type.
Knowing this will help you get the right products you need. And by taking the Neutrogena Solve my Acne quiz (click here) you won’t have to guess. Its questions will help you to determine what exactly would be the best product fit for your skin type. Check out the SolveMyAcne.com quiz to discover your own personalized acne routine. Share your results on social, using the hashtag #LetsSolveIt and tag @Neutrogena”
2.Keep your skin clean.
Pores plus dirt equals blemishes. Knowing this equation is half of the solution. The rest comes knowing the best cleaning products for keeping acne out of sight. For those of us that travels all the time, or just jump from one activity to the other, latest addition to the Neutrogena® Pink Grapefruit Line — Neutrogena® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes Pink Grapefruit for Acne-Prone Skin is the best invention ever. These soft, pre-moistened wipes are great for on-the-go use, sweeping away pore- clogging dirt and oil in one simple step—leaving your face looking refreshed and smelling amazing! They have an oil- free formula ideal for acne- prone skin and a convenient portable presentation that make them easy to carry everywhere.
For the classic way of keep your skin clean on a daily basis, The Pink Grapefruit cream, gel, and scrub cleansers contain the patented MicroClear® Technology that cuts through oil to speed the delivery of maximum-strength acne medicine, salicylic acid (2%) to the source of breakouts. Not only will the products leave skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed, but also they will not dry out the skin – truly taking the “chore” out of washing your face. If your case is stubborn acne, Rapid Clear Cleanser is your go- to, as it has the maximum strength of Benzoyl Peroxide to treat it.
3. Treat the problem all day long.
Of course I am not telling you to feel self conscious or keep thinking about your acne breakouts during the day; I am pretty sure you have a ton of better things to focus on, specially during back to school season. But it is very convenient to treat the blemishes after cleaning your skin. For that you need maximum strength products, like On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment, which is a spot acne treatment that provides maximum-strength results without drying out your face. I love how easy you can apply it exactly over the pimple! It goes deep down in pores to kill the acne bacteria that cause pimples and helps stop new ones from forming. Some medicated spot treatments contain high doses of Benzoyl Peroxide that can irritate skin, causing redness and dryness that can make acne worse. On-the-Spot® Acne Treatment contains just 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, yet it provides the same maximum level of effectiveness with 70% less irritation.
But it can happen that this acne is getting much more stubborn and/ or you have breakouts in a wider area, this amazing Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave- On Mask is the perfect product. Powered by benzoyl peroxide, the acne medicine dermatologists recommend most, has a clinically proven formula that vanishes into skin, rapidly reducing both the size and redness of stubborn breakouts in just hours. It fights breakouts forming below skin’s surface, and when used daily helps stop them before they breakthrough.
Fight acne and get maximum-strength results with an acne spot treatment that won’t dry out your face.
4. Moisturize. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen too.
5. Do your makeup.
Following this steps and applying the right products for your needs, you will notice a better skin before you can say “long weekend”.