Everyday skin isn’t perfect, pore-less photoshopped or filtered – we all have unique skin and should embrace the skin we’re in!
Yet, we can’t deny that the days where a giant pimple decides to take residence on our face it can be pretty frustrating (and why is it always when we have something important?!). If this resonates with you, keep reading to hear some of our best tips, tricks and product picks to help you banish those bumpy blemishes for good!
Whether you call them spots, pimples, blemishes, blackheads or even imperfections, these pesky skin bumps can be the bane of existence at the best of times. So why do they occur? There’s a number of reasons why blemishes may appear; hormones play a big part, as does ageing, changes in your environment, diet and more.
There’s many things you can do to aid your skin and help to reduce the appearance of blemishes, detoxifying skin for a clearer complexion.
Tip #1: Cleanse
If you’re not already using a face cleanser or don't have one, this is your sign to begin! Cleansing not only helps you begin your skin routine, it also removes dirt, makeup, sunscreen, pollutants and impurities that may cause blemishes to form.
Not all cleansers are the same, and if you’re just starting out with your skin routine you’ll want to ensure you begin with a basic, yet effective, cleanser that does the job. Luckily for you, our Fresh’n Up Gel Cleanser is suitable for all skin types, ultra-moisturising and helps to remove skin impurities, makeup and the like without stripping your skin. If you’re looking to refine and even out your complexion, our Buff’n Polish Gentle Chemical Exfoliant helps to resurface and brighten skin, the perfect addition to your weekly skin routine for a clearer complexion!
Tip #2: B for ‘Bye, Bye Blemishes!’
So you’ve nailed your cleansing game, but if you still want to improve your complexion, that means it’s time to level up and add an ‘active’ or serum to the mix.
If you are targeting blemishes, the one you’ll want to go with is a Vitamin B3 Serum (psssst Begin Again). Also known as Niacinamide, this ingredient is a skincare favourite for its versatility in helping improve skin texture and appearance in a number of ways. Among its benefits are its ability to minimise pores, brighten the complexion and help to improve the skin barrier, which is oh-so-important in helping to keep the blemishes at bay!
If you’re just introducing this into your skincare routine, you can start off with a small amount to let your skin get used to the active ingredients and build up to a stronger amount over time. Niacinamide can be used daily, so make it a staple in your skincare routine – Bondi Sands Begin Again Vitamin B3 Serum is also suitable for all skin types, even the sensitive ones!
Did you know, after just 30 days of our trial team using Begin Again Vitamin B3 Serum 96% said* that their blemishes were significantly reduced and 94% said* this product helped provide a clear complexion & that their skin texture was more even.
Tip #3: Let’s Rehydrate
Happy skin is hydrated skin and that's why the right moisturiser can help when it comes to breakouts. When your skin is feeling dry, your body will produce more oil which can clog your pores and lead to more blemishes. So, keep it happy and healthy by using the right moisturising products. We recommend Bondi Sands Daydream Whipped Moisturiser in the morning and Sweet Dreams Night Moisturiser in the evening for day to night hydration. Both are fragrance free and formulated for sensitive skin (like the whole range), leaving your skin feeling moisturised and nourished.
Tip #4: An Essential…Masks!
As a final boost to assist in detoxifying, treat your skin to our purifying Bondi Babe Clay Mask. Hero ingredient bentonite clay works to detoxify and draw out skin impurities. The clay can provide essential nutrients and minerals whilst toning, stimulating and helping repair skin cells. With added Blue Spirulina Extract to calm skin irritation, and Algae Extract for a smooth skin texture, use this clay mask once or twice a week to improve complexion and prevent breakouts.
Don’t just take our word for it, the stats don't lie! Over 30 days 100% of our trial team participants* said this mask visibly improved their skin and 94% said they noticed reduced congestion & breakouts! Sounds like a winner to us!
We hope these simple tips and products are sure to help us ditch filters and face the world with happy, healthy real skin.
*2021 consumer study, self-assessment of 50 female volunteers, between 18-35 years of age, that used the product during 30 days.
**While these are some of our best recommendations for a clearer complexion, we would recommend seeking the advice of a professional if you’ve noticed major changes in your skin.