Help, I am breaking out! Are there any products can you recommend to repair my skin?

Blemish-prone skin can be classified by a variety of situations. Maybe you’re a teen constantly facing breakouts on your face, or perhaps you’re an adult dealing with those always inconvenient, once-in-awhile blemishes. Either way, blemish-prone skin can make inflammation, redness, pores and skin congestion more visible, which definitely isn’t ideal. Any number of factors, including hormones, overproduction of oil, environmental aggressors and comedogenic skin care products can all cause breakouts.

A consistent routine of cleansing, toning and nourishing is the key to effectively balancing and controlling blemish prone skin.  Excess oil production and poor exfoliation encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing propionibacterium. Without proper skin care to reduce bacterial growth, blemishes can worsen, leading to serious infection, permanent scarring, and even low self-esteem.

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Most blemish treatments available today create an unhealthy cycle for the skin that includes episodes of severe dryness followed by periods of extreme oiliness. The goal of effective blemish treatment is to balance the skin and alleviate these extremes. Blemishes can vary from person to person and are different for teens and adults. Check out these two different collections, the MyChelle Youth Blemish Control Collection, designed for teen skin, and the Oily/Blemish Control Collection, perfect for adults.

Teens

Breakouts are tough to deal with, especially as a teen, and unfortunately, they’ll show up no matter which gender or ethnicity you are. You see, puberty triggers hormonal changes that cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to swell and make skin extra oily. Excess oil production and poor exfoliation encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing bacteria, ultimately causing zits to form. Genetics also play a role – so if your parents had breakouts, you may be predisposed (thanks, Mom and Dad). Other factors include using pore-clogging cosmetics and harsh, chemical-laden skin care products.

The MyChelle Youth Blemish Control line is formulated specifically for temperamental teen skin. We use over-the-counter quality Sulphur and other powerful, pimple-shrinking ingredients to help properly balance and protect sensitive, blemish-prone skin. And, since consistent cleansing, toning and nourishing is the key to regaining balance, we made our products seriously effective yet gentle enough to not cause irritation. Depending on your concerns and skin goals here is the guide to the MyChelle Youth Blemish Control line.clearskinyouthanthology_305x400

Shiny, oily, greasy skin: Try the Clear Skin Cleanser with natural Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark – it dissolves excess oil, dead skin cells and debris.

Red, inflamed, congested skin: The Clear Skin Clarifying Pads are specifically formulated to address symptoms associated with teen oiliness and blemish prone skin, relieving inflammation and congested pores.

Visible blemishes and breakouts: Use the Clear Skin Spot Treatment with potent Sulphur to counterbalance oil and other problems for blemish-prone skin. A must have product for anyone experiencing blemishes.

Dehydrated, lackluster skin: The Clear Skin Balancing Cream brings blemish-prone skin into perfect balance while soothing irritation and redness, leaving your skin hydrated and soft.

Adults

Do you fight with the daily frustration of shiny, oily skin? Or do persistent breakouts turn your smile into a frown? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you know how tough it is to get oily/ blemish-prone skin under control. Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, which produce an excess of oil. This problem can be heredity or hormonal and is often characterized by serious dehydration due to harsh skin care products and the lack of proper moisture. Adult blemishes can be trigged by stress or hormones, amongst other things, and can be frequent or sporadic, making breakouts a total pain in the face.

oily_regimen_305x400But where there is oily or blemish prone skin, you can find the MyChelle Oily/Blemish Control line of products, here to help. We’ve created a whole series of balanced, hydrating and healing formulas that are ideal for adults experiencing breakouts. Carefully chosen, natural bioactive ingredients deeply calm skin, minimize oil and keep pores pure, just the way they were meant to be. Plus, powerful antioxidants and vitamins work hand-in-hand to restore strength and improve your complexion. Clear skin, here you come! Here is your guide to the MyChelle Oily/Blemish Control Collection:

Oily, unbalanced skin: Use the White Cranberry Cleanser which is a naturally exfoliating and pore clearing cleanser that helps balance skin.

Inflammation and congestion: The Cranberry Mud Mask uses a blend of richly detoxifying Kaolin and Bentonite clays to absorb excess oil and debris from pores while Totarol™ purifies and balances congested skin. Use all over or as a spot treatment on those sporadic breakouts.

Blemish prone, rough-feeling skin: Don’t worry, the potent Clear Skin Serum minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily and blemish-prone skin. Retinol resurfaces skin and clears pore-blocking debris while Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil. Totarol™, a botanically-derived antibacterial, and B Vitamins assist in the growth and repair of skin tissues. Another must have for anyone experiencing blemishes.

Dull, dehydrated skin: Use the Oil Free Grapefruit Cream daily, this lightweight hydrating cream nourishes blemish-prone skin without clogging pores.

Don’t forget the most important product you can use daily is a sun protectant regardless of age, we all need it. For acne prone skin try the Sun Shield SPF 28. This is a chemical-free protection with ZinClear™ and Titanium Dioxide to shield against UV damage. If your skin is a combination of all the symptoms described, don’t hesitate to mix and match – we’re all for combining products to meet your specific skin care needs. If you’re not sure which products will be right for you, talk to a MyChelle esthetician, we are here to help. Together, we can create a customized regimen specific to your skin care needs. The beauty of MyChelle is we have created bioactive cleansers, treatments and nutrients that can purify, detoxify and heal your skin back to balance. Bye-bye, breakouts.

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AskOurEstyCatie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.