Finding yourself dealing with acne or overall congested skin can be tricky. People often find themselves picking, popping, or scrubbing away at their skin. Everyone is tempted to do these things, but as temping as they may be, this will just make it worse. So, where do you start?
A Good Cleanser
With acne and congested pores, the key is to make sure you are cleansing well twice a day and using a cleanser with exfoliating ingredients. For light congestion and dull skin, manual exfoliators are great but chemical exfoliation is key for more powerful results!
What is Chemical Exfoliation?
Manual exfoliators utilize ingredients like date seeds, jojoba beads and more to remove the dead surface layers of the skin through massage. Alternatively, chemical exfoliators dive into the skin layers and dislodge dead skin cells from upper layers. If your acne is severe, manual exfoliants can help spread the bacteria around your skin, which is why it's recommended to use chemical exfoliants as well within an acne cleansing routine.
Purity Clean was developed by COSMEDIX for this exact reason! It contains an ingredient called L-Lactic Acid, which is a chemical exfoliant that helps push away cellular debris and impurities from the skin that can cause blockages and the blemishes that we're tempted to pick at. In addition to L-Lactic Acid, Purity Clean also has Tea Tree Oil, an essential oil that balances and clarifies. The addition of Peppermint Oil helps refresh and calm the skin. Although powerful, Purity Clean is gentle enough to be used morning and night without the skin feeling stripped, irritated or dry. These three key ingredients combined make for a powerhouse cleanser that should be the base for any acne fighting regimen. When the skin is properly cleansed, it can receive all of the wonderful ingredients from toners, serums and moisturizers that would otherwise struggle to penetrate rough texture and dead skin cells.