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Best Skincare Products for Blemish-Prone Skin

Are you struggling with blemish-prone skin? Discover our guide to the best skincare products to target blemishes by Garnier.

The Best Skincare Products For Blemish-Prone Skin

The key to targeting blemishes is getting to the root of the problem, and then finding the best solution to clear it up. So, first let’s ask ourselves: what are blemishes? Blemishes and other imperfections usually appear when the pores of your skin are blocked.  At your skin's surface, pores are linked to sebaceous glands that produce sebum. But when those glands produce too much sebum, it can create blemishes. Reasons for overproduction of sebum can be several things, like stress, smoking, external aggressions, hormonal changes such as periods, pregnancy, and testosterone levels. If the excess of sebum is not controlled or removed correctly, when combined with dead cells and bacteria, it can cause blocked pores and blemishes. 

Now that we understand that blemishes-prone skin is a very common concern for adolescents and for adults, we need to understand that there are distinct types of blemishes. 

Here’s everything you need to know. Blackheads are easily identified by small, flat dark heads, especially around the nose area (blackheads on the nose are the most common). They get their colour from oxidation while exposed to the air. They're more common in people prone to excess sebum production or enlarged pores. Whiteheads are small, pale, and very close to the skin's surface; they're formed when a clogged pore is covered by a thin layer of skin. Acne marks are leftover blemishes from your skin producing too much melanin when it tries to heal from inflammatory acne. They're dark and can become darker with sun exposure and tend to be more visible on darker skin, due to having more pigmented melanin. 

Are you curious about the causes of blackheads? Discover how to manage blackheads on your nose or face with this one-stop guide.

Your daily skincare routine for blemishes doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. It’s important to stick to a routine when you’re prone to breakouts to keep skin clean (free of dirt and impurities), keep pores clear and help blemishes heal. Here’s a breakdown of the best products to help you banish the blemish blues and uncover healthy, happy clear skin. 


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The Cleanser:

Enriched with purifying charcoal and salicylic acid (BHA), Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Purifying Jelly Water cleanses, mattifies and reduces the appearance of pores—in just one swipe. Micelle cleansing agents capture make-up, impurities and dirt like a magnet and lift them away from the skin. The gentle formula effectively cleanses, gliding over skin to avoid rubbing or pulling delicate sensitive skin.

Learn more about the benefits of charcoal cleansers for your skin texture.


The Must-have Serum:

Made with AHA + BHA + Niacinamide and Charcoal, Garnier SkinActive’s Anti-Blemish Serum is trusted by our board of dermatologists* to help visibly reduce blemishes and residual marks. Try also our Vitamin C Anti-Dark Spots Brightening Serum to reduce the appearance of dark spots, for a glowing texture. 

Learn more about the best ingredients for blemish prone skin and how they work in this guide.


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The Multitasking Mask:

Enriched with black algae extract, LHA and hyaluronic acid, Garnier SkinActive’s Pure Charcoal Black Tissue Mask purifies, minimises pores, refines skin texture and leaves the face beautifully hydrated. This pore tightening mask works in 15 minutes, giving you an at-home spa moment.