Q. I always get big blemishes at the worst times! The products I’ve used to treat them contain chemicals that make me nervous. I’m looking for a more natural approach to clear skin. Do you have any suggestions?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
No matter what age you are, pesky pimples can pop up at the worst times! Prevention is key, so make sure you’re following a consistent skincare regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliating (two or three times per week), hydrating and protecting the skin.
One of my favorite preventative products is MyChelle Clear Skin Serum. This potent formula 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.
For on-spot recovery, try MyChelle Clear Skin Spot Treatment. This ultra-clearing and calming spot treatment counterbalances oil and other problems associated with blemish-prone skin. It includes 6% Sulphur to help unclog pores and dry excess oil, plus zinc to aid repair and speed skin’s recovery.
Other great products to try for breakouts are MyChelle Oil Free Grapefruit Cream, a lightweight hydrating cream, and MyChelle Cranberry Mud Mask a detoxifying clay mineral mask that helps to minimize surface impurities and breakouts.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.