Clear Away Acne for the New Year

For most people with acne, it’s a struggle to keep-up with their demanding skin care regimen – and that’s once they find the products that seem to be working on their skin.  It’s usually test after test of cleansers, toners, spot treatments, creams, and a lot of money wasted on unsuccessful products.

Acne is caused by pores when they become clogged, usually because the oil glands produce excess oil, and the shedding of dead skin cells.  When pores become clogged by the trapped oil and dead skin cells, it allows for the breeding of bacteria, which is when skin becomes inflamed and acne begins to appear.  Several things need to be tackled in order control acne: excess oil, clogged pores and dead skin cells, bacteria, and inflammation.

BioElements has an Acne Clearing System collection, where they offer several products that tackle these four points to clear current acne and prevent it from reappearing.  Their Spotless Cleanser uses salicylic acid and exfoliating enzymes to keep skin smooth, clean and clear.  It thoroughly washes away dirt, makeup, and impurities and bacteria that can clog pores, and unclogs pores that are clogged.  It gives a deep clean without stripping your skin of their (good) natural oils.  It clears up current blemishes and controls skin’s excess oils, which is a cause of acne.

Besides salicylic acid, this cleanser also contains:

  • Panthenol: a soothing and moisturizing humectant, emollient, and moisturizer with Vitamin B-5.  It is used for skin treatments including burns and skin disorders, and reduces itching, inflammation, and accelerates the rate at which skin heals.
  • Allantoin: A soothing extract that moisturizes and smooths, increases hydration in skin, and acts as an anti-irritant.
  • Pineapple and Papaya: These extracts are exfoliating ingredients that help clear the skin by getting rid of dead skin cells while improving moisture and hydration in the skin, while promoting skin elasticity.

BioElements’ Active Astringent is a clarifying astringent that is packed with salicylic acid to unclog pores, control oil, and hydrate and cool the skin.  It contains a number of toning, antiseptic, and exfoliating ingredients.

  • Witch Hazel: Astringent, toning
  • Grape, Kiwi, Honey: Exfoliates, helps prevent blemishes
  • Pineapple, Papaya: Exfoliating
  • Lavender, Lavendin: Antiseptic, calming
  • Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit: Antiseptic, soothing

Lastly is the BioElements Amino Mask.  This mask is highly effective, and uses sulfur and salicylic acid to unclog pores, get rid of bacteria and oil, and heal existing blemishes.  These ingredients and extracts work together to get you results:

  • Sulfur: Helps destroys acne bacteria, calming
  • Salicylic Acid: Exfoliating, antiseptic
  • Panthenol: Vitamin B-5, Humectant, emollient, and  moisturizer
  • Phospholipids: Water-binding substance
  • Green Tea: Antioxidant, strengthening
  • Grape, Kiwi, Honey: Exfoliates, helps prevent blemishes
  • Kaolin: Absorbs oil, tightens, tones
  • Allantoin: Soothing, calming
  • Carrageenan: Soothing
  • Peppermint Oil: Refreshing
  • Cedar Leaf Oil: Antiseptic
  • Lavender Oil: Antiseptic, calming

Use the mask twice a week, avoiding the eye area. Apply to skin. Let dry 15 minutes. Rinse off. Follow with Active Astringent. If dryness or peeling occurs, reduce to once a week. Continue to use once a week to maintain acne-free results.

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