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A balanced approach to fighting spots

Spots are a real stress, appearing out of nowhere and always at the worst possible moment. There are loads of theories on the causes of spots from eating fatty foods to having a hectic lifestyle (exams anyone?), but one thing that seems certain to aggravate sensitive and blemish-prone skin is not keeping your face clean and fresh.

If you're a fan of makeup, especially foundations and concealers that can clog up pores, then making sure you’re removing it properly is vital. No matter how tired you are at the end of the day, it’s important to remove your make up and cleanse your skin every night. That way, you really are getting your beauty sleep!

The adverse is also true, and you should always make sure your face is squeaky clean before you put on your make up too.

Start with a good cleansing product to make sure your skin is clear from impurities first. Using a facial scrub will gently exfoliate and remove any dead skin cells that have built up over night. It is these impurities and skin cells that can block the pores on your face up and lead to spots and blackheads. Alternatively, those of you with sensitive skin should avoid abrasive scrubs on the face, and consider a cleanser developed for sensitive skin, such as the Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion Sensitive.  

The key to a beautiful, blemish-free face is balance. While heavy makeup might appear to be the easy solution to your woes, try not to rely on it. Indeed, a sludgy slick of foundation may seem like an immediate fix, but it won’t help condition your complexion in the long term.(i) Pick the perfect products for your spot-prone skin and your pesky pimples could become a thing of the past.


(i) http://www.clean-and-clear.co.uk/skinneed/removing-make