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If you have a blemish-prone skin type, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be to keep on top of blemishes. From an overproduction of sebum to blackheads and shine, it can be hard to know which concern to tackle first. You might also be tempted to use overly harsh ingredients and formulas to tackle oiliness, but this can actually dry out the skin, damage the skin’s protective barrier and make the skin look even more oily. So, what is the best course of action? Read on to find out how to adjust your current routine and discover the CeraVe products that can provide assistance.

How can I take care of my blemish-prone skin?

Here you can find the best skincare routine suitable for blemish-prone skin:

Blemish Control Cleanser, Facial Moisturising Lotion, and Resurfacing Retinol Serum on white podiums against turquoise background

Step 1: First thing’s first, a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin type is an essential. The simple process of removing dirt, debris, pollution, and makeup from the pores helps to keep skin looking clear and sebum under control.

Step 2:Once the skin looks clear, it’s important to lock in hydration with a serum. Many people believe that oily skin needs to be stripped of oil but maintaining moisture levels actually helps it to stay healthy and balanced. The most important thing to remember is that the products you apply to blemish-prone skin are non-comedogenic, a term which denotes products that are unlikely to clog pores.

Step 3:Your third step should be a moisturiser that will lock in the hydration provided by the serum and help to protect your skin. This will also stop your complexion drying out and over-compensating for moisture loss by producing more oil.

It’s also important to apply UVA and UVB protection to the skin each day to help limit the effect of harsh UV rays on your skin cells. UVA and UVB protection is included in some daytime facial moisturisers or, if you prefer, you can apply a separate sunscreen over your typical skincare routine. CeraVe’s AM Facial Moisturising Lotions both include SPF30 and SPF50 UVA/UVB protection.

How do you treat blemishes on the face?

The best way of improving and reducing the look of pre-existing blemishes is by cleansing the face twice a day. This will stop sebum from sticking to the pores and clogging them, and allow areas of blemishes to get a thorough cleanse without disrupting the skin.

For very persistent blemishes, products that contain BHAs (Beta-Hydroxy Acids), such as Salicylic Acid, can be really effective. This widely used form of BHA gently exfoliates the skin and helps to clear sebum from the pores, all while helping to prevent blemishes from reappearing in the same place.

What CeraVe skincare products are best for blemishes?

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Blemish Control Face Cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid & Niacinamide for Blemish-Prone Skin 236ml

A refreshing gel-to-foam facial cleanser for blemish-prone skin, that helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and blackheads, and removes excess oil while leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. The formula cleanses pores to eliminate the cause of blemishes, while respecting the skin’s natural barrier.

Resurfacing Retinol Serum with Ceramides & Niacinamide for Blemish-Prone Skin 30ml

CeraVe’s Resurfacing Retinol Serum is designed to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks by exfoliating & brightening the skin, while protecting the skin’s natural barrier. Also, suitable for blemish-prone and sensitive skin.

Blemish Control Gel Moisturiser with 2% Salicylic Acid & Niacinamide for Blemish-Prone Skin 40ml

A gel facial moisturiser for blemish-prone skin & blackheads, helping skin look noticeably clearer. The formula penetrates pores to eliminate the cause of blemishes, while protecting the skin’s natural barrier.

CeraVe AM & PM Facial Moisturising Lotion

Our CeraVe AM moisturising and CeraVe PM moisturising lotions are great for moisturising whilst reducing the appearance of blemishes. Niacinamide can be found in both of our facial moisturisers, so these will help keep your skin hydrated.

Discover our Blemish Control skincare range, developed with Dermatologists specifically for blemish-prone skin. Enriched with powerful actives and ingredients with soothing characteristics, take control of blemishes & blackheads without disrupting the skin's natural barrier.

Penetrate pores to help eliminate the cause of blemishes, with our Blemish Control Cleanser, Blemish Control Gel Moisturiser, and Resurfacing Retinol Serum today.

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