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How To Beat Adult Acne For Clean, Spot-Free Skin

How To Beat Adult Acne For Clean, Spot-Free Skin

Breakouts, spots, flare-ups… Call it what you want, tackling adult acne seems more like an emergency response than a pre-emptive strike. With that in mind, here are five top tricks and tools to help you to beat adult acne.  

Five Ways To Beat Adult Acne 

1. Stop Touching Your Face

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If there’s one thing that Covid-19 has taught us, it’s that every time you touch your face, you transfer billions of bacteria onto your skin. All of that bacteria can build up and cause a breakout.  

So, one of the best ways to beat adult acne is to simply stop touching your face – but I think we can all agree that that’s easier said than done. Instead, keep an antibacterial hand spray on you. It will keep your hands hygienically clean and prevent that bacteria transfer. 

Looking for a hand spray? Opt for the TONYMOLY Derma Master Lab Hand Spray. Not only does it contain 61.5% alcohol which prevents the spread of harmful germs, but it also boasts soothing and nourishing centella asiatica to stop your hands from becoming dry or irritated. The ideal sanitiser! 

2. Up Your Cleansing Game

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If your cleansing regime isn’t up to scratch, then your skin will naturally become congested and breakout. The best option is to double cleanse every evening.  

The trick is to use a cream or balm to a) dislodge any makeup and impurities and b) stimulate blood circulation with a gentle massage. Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm with Professional Cleansing Cloth is one of beauty’s most famous cleansers, not least because of the muslin cloths that help with the massage and gentle exfoliation. To try it is to love it. 

3. Don’t Pick Your Spots

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Your mother no doubt told you this repeatedly as a teenager, but it really is true. Not only can popping a spot spread the infection, it can also scar – and let’s face it, who wants either of those things to occur? Instead of picking, try an on-the-spot treatment that’ll dry it up and make it less squeezable.

The Australian Bodycare Spot Stick is my greatest discovery for this! Formulated with tea tree oil and witch hazel, it prevents blemishes, whilst also nourishing your skin and tightening your pores. Trust me, when you try it, you’ll swear by it.

4. Get Enough Sleep 

how to beat adult acne

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: a lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on your skin. If your skin isn’t looking how you want it to, or you’re tackling more breakouts than normal, it’s worth re-evaluating your sleeping routine.

If you’re struggling to nod off, why not try a sleeping spray? This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is filled with relaxing vetiver and lavender to help you drift off. Give it a try! 92% of users say that they feel more refreshed after using it to get to sleep.

5. Stay Hydrated 

how to beat adult acne

It may sound cliché, but it has been scientifically proven: hydration keeps your complexion clear and acne-free. You see, to efficiently eliminate toxins from your skin, you need to keep your body hydrated. Drinking two litres of water a day can help, but also think about drinking wisely… Why not add fruit into the mix to take your standard water up a notch?

Related: #nofilter: How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Skin

And there you have it, five ways to beat adult acne.  

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Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Beauty Writer

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.


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