How to Get the Clear Skin You Crave

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 4 minutes

Whether you’re a teen who faces breakouts constantly or an adult who suffers from the occasional (yet always-inconvenient!) “spot,” blemishes are a pain to deal with. Besides causing discomfort and irritation, breakouts make inflammation, redness, pores and skin congestion more visible—definitely not what we want for our skin.

Clear Skin, Naturally

Breakouts occur for a variety of reasons, from hormonal changes and overproduction of oil to environmental aggressors and disagreeable skincare products. A consistent routine of cleansing, toning and nourishing is key to effectively balancing and controlling blemish-prone skin. Excess oil production and poor exfoliation can encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing propionibacterium, and without proper care to reduce bacterial growth, blemishes can worsen, leading to infection, permanent scarring, and even low self-esteem for some.

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. Breakouts vary from person to person and are different for teens and adults. MyChelle offers two different collections, the Youth Blemish Control Collection which is designed for teen skin, and the Oily/Blemish Control Collection, which is perfect for adults.


Breakouts are a serious annoyance, 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 blemishes 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’s a guide to using the MyChelle Youth Blemish Control line.

Shiny, oily, greasy skin got you down? Try the Clear Skin Cleanser with natural salicylic acid from willow bark which dissolves excess oil, dead skin cells and debris.

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

Are visible blemishes and breakouts bothering you? Use the Clear Skin Spot Treatment with potent sulphur to counterbalance oil and other problems for blemish-prone skin. It’s a must-have product for anyone experiencing blemishes.

Is dehydrated, lackluster skin concerning you? The Clear Skin Balancing Cream brings blemish-prone skin into perfect balance while soothing irritation and redness, leaving your skin hydrated and soft.


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 excess oil. This problem can be hereditary 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.

But where there is oily or blemish prone skin, you can find the MyChelle Oily/Blemish Control line of products are here to help. We’ve whipped up 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.

Does oily, unbalanced skin frustrate you? Use the White Cranberry Cleanser which is a naturally exfoliating and pore-clearing cleanser that helps balance skin.

Is inflammation and congestion your major concern? 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 for those sporadic breakouts.

Blemish-prone, rough-feeling skin constantly bothering you? 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. This is another must-have for anyone experiencing blemishes.

Do you notice dull, dehydrated skin? Use the MyChelle 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. It provides chemical-free protection with ZinClear™ and titanium dioxide to shield against UV damage. If your skin is a combination of all the symptoms described, we’re all for mixing and matching. The beauty of MyChelle is you can create a regimen ideal for you. We have created bioactive cleansers, treatments and nutrients that can purify, detoxify and heal your skin back to balance. Bye-bye, breakouts.

Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for  MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare 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.