Brushing off a spot as no big deal, or being #acnepositive, is an incredible perspective to have! It’s the place we all should be, but speaking from personal experience, we know that a breakout can be frustrating and can impact how you feel about yourself. This can lead us to frantically searching for quick fixes or hiding our skin away.

And it’s important to remember that everyone’s skin goes through periods of change - stress, hormones or even mask wearing can have an effect. If you are experiencing painful or frequent breakouts then you may need some specialist support - speaking to your doctor or dermatologist can help if you need medically advised treatments but if you don’t feel that the medicated route is what you need, we wanted to share 3 steps to help you take back control of your skin and breakouts.


We've started with the hardest bit first - its an important step and probably one that needs the most energy... acceptance

Its not easy as we just want our spots gone but the increase in conversations surrounding breakouts and acne has highlighted how many people have found their skins behaviour causes them stress, especially when uninvited comments and advise are shared (we so love 'You should drink more water and top eating chocolate'!!). It also doesnt help when every social media post shares flawless and filtered profiles. We know this is not anyone's reality, but still we let is affect how we judge our skin and what others might think of it.

This increase in conversation is down, in no small part, to the explosion of amazing content contributors across social who have been doing an incredible job in sharing their Skin Positivity, dispelling the stigma surrounding breakouts, and how everyone goes through it at different stages of life. Most importantly, they absolutely reinforce that having breakouts and blemishes is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s key to remember this to normalise the conversation around spots and blemishes, as around 85% of us are likely to experience breakouts at some point in our lives.

So, if you get the occasional blemish or experience persistent breakouts, know its not unusual and perhaps dig around on social - its hard but try to accept that it’s going to be part of your skins behaviour for a little while. If you can make peace with that, and focus on how can you can take care of your skin in general, you’ll feel a bit more in control and less likely to over complicate the next steps.


Having regular breakouts can make you think you need to completely switch up your routine and add in plenty of miracle, quick fix products, when in fact routine is what your skin needs right now. If you are breaking out frequently, many experts advise to simplify your routine to help give your skin balance and structure. Our top tips are:

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    If you do just one thing, wash your face!

    It sounds simple but if you were to do only one thing, it should be to wash your face. Preferably you would cleans morning and night but you were only cleanse once, then night time is best to remove any pollution, oil and dirt that has built up during the day. This will stop pores becoming clogged and help to keep breakouts under control. Also, we know at night our skin works its magic by repairing and healing, so it’s always good to cleanse ready for your night time skin routine.

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    Tone your skin to get it balanced

    Toner is going to be your new best friend! It’s a quick and easy step for after cleansing which helps exfoliate skin to remove excess oil and debris that can clog pores, and prepare your skin for moisturiser.

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    Moisturise your skin, even if its oily

    Hydrating & moisturising your skin after cleansing is key. If your skin is dry, then it may overcompensate and produce excess oil (which in turn can lead to clogged pores). Even if you have oily skin it is so important to keep your skin moisturised, in fact by skipping the moisturiser your skin will actually dry out and in turn rebound with more oil production, which can actually cause more breakouts.

Remember, a routine takes time to establish. It’s so easy to give up when you don’t see an instant result - but most skincare takes at least 2 months to show results - perseverance and patience is key! 


So, step 1 - we have accepted our breakouts as normal, step 2 - created and stuck to a routines. Step 3 -  Once your skin feels more under control, then you can gradually start to build other steps or products into your routine.

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    Introduce new products into your skincare routine slowly

    We recommend introducing any new products one at a time to make sure you aren’t throwing your skin off balance, and you can easily identify what does and doesn’t work for your skin.

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    Use skincare treatments that will support healing

    If needed, use a targeted treatment at night to take advantage of the repair mode your skin is in. By applying blemishes patches, retinol or a repair paste, you'll be supporting you skin health and recovery. 

Blemish prone skin, acne, spots - we get how frustrating it is but if you are able to move to a point of acceptance and adopt a simple, core skincare routine (which are the key recommendations from us) we honestly think this will help you feel more in control and help you on your skincare journey.


Your daily routine with Clear Skin Days Daily Essentials Collection

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Step 1: Cleanse your face with Clear Skin Days Clarifying Cleanser

Cleanse your face with this gentle foaming cleanser, containing 2% Glycolic Acid + 2% Salicylic Acid

Two times a day in the morning and the evening

Wet your face with water, apply the face wash then gently massage around the face. Avoid the eyes and rinse off with warm water. If your skin feels dry, use the product only once a day.

Step 2: Clarify your skin with Clear Skin Days Clarifying Toner

Get additional, gentle exfoliation and help manage your skin barrier pH with this 2% Lactic Acid and Liquorice Root Toner

The best way to apply toner is using a cotton pad. Soak it with toner and wipe it around your face, especially the T-zone. If you don’t want to use cotton, just put a few drops of toner into your hands then press them to your face.

Step 3: Add extra moisturisation into your skin with Clear Skin Days Clarifying Serum

Add a serum into your routine to help your skin glow - 5% Glycolic Acid + 2% Salicylic Acid + 1% Hyaluronic Acid

Shake the bottle well and add a pea sized amount onto your finger tips, massage well into your clean, dry skin

Step 3: Moisturise your skin with Clear Skin Days Mattifying Barrier Moisturiser Gel

In this last step for nourished skin, take out a pea-sized amount of gel with your fingertips. Don’t take too much as you can always add more later. Put the gel in your palms, warm it up and apply to your face using circular and upward motions.


We hope that you've found this blog helpful - if you have any questions or would like to share your skincare journey with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the form below or by DM on IG. 





We hope that you've found this blog helpful - if you have any questions or would like to share your skincare journey with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the form below or by DM on IG. 




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