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Say So Long to Skin Struggles: How to Tackle Blemishes, Oily Skin & Large Pores

Are you struggling with blemished skin, oily texture and large pores? Check out Garnier's best tips to get a fresher and even-looking skin.

Say So Long to Skin Struggles: How to Tackle Blemishes, Oily Skin & Large Pores

We all aim to put our best face forward every day. Whether we’re going to the office for a meeting, going out to dinner with our loved ones or even just popping to the shops, we want our skin to look and feel good. Sometimes we can feel like our skin let us down, and breakouts can leave us feeling frustrated and not quite ourselves. But don’t you worry, Garnier has everything you need to treat your skin with care and help keep blemishes, oily skin and large pores at bay. Here are the top 3 things you need to know about caring for blemish-prone skin:

1. Always avoid harsh products

I know what you’re thinking. Oily skin is your enemy. But despite what you think, sebum is actually your friend! It helps keep the skin hydrated and forms a surface layer that helps protect against daily aggressors. Excess sebum is when oily skin can become more problematic, as this gives the skin a shiny, appearance and can lead to larger and clogged pores, which then end up as blemishes. Excess sebum is normally caused by an imbalance in our skin, this can be caused by a variety of things – hormonal changes such as puberty or pregnancy, our diet or even just genetics (thanks mum and dad)! While oily skin may not need extra nourishment, it is important that we avoid harsh drying products and we hydrate the skin. If the skin becomes dehydrated, this can lead to our skin trying to overcompensate and producing excess sebum – eek! This is why it’s important to select your skincare carefully…

It may be wise to stay away from heavy, rich moisturisers and opt for either a hydrating gel, a light moisturiser or a serum. The NEW Garnier 4% AHA + BHA + NIACINAMIDE Charcoal Serum is a great solution for oily skin. The formula combines powerful active ingredients, such as Niacinamide which helps skin feel hydrated and soothed with Charcoal - a natural origin ingredient known to help purify and mattify the skin. After just 1 use of the serum, the skin will look and feel mattified.

From pore cleansing to exfoliation, charcoal cleansers have multiple benefits for the skin: explore our 5 reasons to use Garnier’s charcoal product range.


2. Create a simple daily face care routine: Cleanse, Treat, Mask!

Your daily skincare routine for acne or 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 help you remove excess oil, keep pores clear and help blemishes heal.

Try this simple 3 step routine for your blemish-prone skin. Also suitable for acne-prone skin:

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Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing with a gentle cleanser is very important for all skin types, but if you have acne-prone or oily skin, you should cleanse twice a day (in the morning and in the evening as well, to wash off your day). Try Garnier Purifying Micellar Jelly Water with Charcoal and Salicylic Acid. It’s an all-in-one cleanser that removes make-up while reducing blackheads. Made with purifying charcoal and salicylic acid (BHA), it cleanses, mattifies and reduces imperfections—in just one swipe.

Step 2: Serum

Garnier SkinActive’s AHA + BHA + NIACINAMIDE Charcoal Anti-Blemish Serum is a must-have for all skin types, even sensitive! Not only does the formula work to visibly reduce blemishes, minimize pores and mattify skin, but it’s also super soothing on angry blemish flare-ups. Our serum is trusted by our board of dermatologists* and can be used as a daily serum or as a targeted treatment on spots. If you’re looking for the best product to reduce the appearance of dark spots while enhancing your natural glow, check out Garnier Vitamin C Brightening Serum. It’s formula blends Vitamin C with Niacinamide and Salicylic acid to ensure visible results without greasiness.

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Step 3: Mask

Time for a game-changing pore minimize! Try Garnier SkinActive’s Charcoal Black Tissue Mask. This pore-tightening mask is boosted with a formulation infused with black algae extract, LHA and hyaluronic acid to help purify and refine the skin’s texture for a look that is balanced and hydrated.

Discover our full range of masks from Garnier and check out our simple guide to the benefits of sheet and tissue masks.

3. Don’t let the skin struggles get you down…remember you’re not alone!

It can be really demotivating when battling skin struggles. Acne and blemish-prone skin can affect people of all ages and can often leave us feeling self-conscious or embarrassed. According to Mintel, 93% of consumers reported that their skin condition had affected their self-esteem. We know the struggle and we are here to lend a helping hand on your skincare journey. Having blemish-prone skin doesn’t mean you can’t have healthy glowing skin too! If you have any questions about the right routine for your skin, speak to one of our ambassadors via the Garnier website!