Acne - what’s it good for? Whether you deal with the occasional flare up or recurring acne, we can all agree we’d be better off without it. Luckily, here at Couturesque, we choose to do what we can to proactively overcome this issue. We’ve curated a list of the best acne fighters for your epidermal delight, beloved across our staff and all of our differing skin types. From cystic acne obliterators to sensitive skin protectors, here is a list of the products that have helped clear up and control our acne woes, and should help yours as well!
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum ($29 at JuiceBeauty.com)
Our former Beauty Editor Alyssa Manuel swears by this serum that unclogs pores and hydrates the skin. Packed full of Vitamin C, organic aloe, and salicylic acid, this serum is good for oily, blemish-prone skin types... and for those of us who might forget to wash our faces before bed every night.
Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash ($9 at Amazon.com)
Taylor Warner, our PR and Marketing Director, recommends this product for combination skin types. This cleanser is made without harsh chemicals and is hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, making it a perfect wash for sensitive skin as well.
Origin's Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin ($4-26 at Sephora)
The name says it all! This mask is perfect for keeping impending breakouts at bay - whether they're hormonal or a cystic flare-up. Our Editor in Chief Tia Elisabeth Glista loves that it has camphor in it - an herb known for its purification powers, as well as its use as an effective alternative to harsh (often borderline toxic) preservatives often found in other cosmetics.
Lush Grease Lightning Tea Tree Cleaner ($14.95 at Lush.ca)
Tia also praises this product’s extreme effectiveness for on-the-spot treatment. Soothing blends of thyme and rosemary mixed with tea tree oil and aloe create a cleansing and hydrating gel to target larger spots or spread evenly over cystic breakouts.
Organic Coconut Oil
Natural and scrumptious smelling, coconut oil used as a moisturizer after cleansing has helped my skin become more smooth, clear, and dewy. It can even help heal recurring acne and redness!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Recommended to me by a friend who deals with recurring acne, he says that it fixes acne flare ups over night. This should be used sparingly as too much could potentially dry up sensitive skin and it can have a strong smell.
Do you have a skincare regimen or Holy Grail product that keeps your skin in line? Any tips for acne acceptance and staying confident about your complexion, regardless of how clear it might be? Drop us a comment - we'd love to start a dialogue about what products you think that we (or each other!) should try... or even shouldn't?
Main image via @joellehyman.