New Year, New Skin: How To FINALLY Get Spot-Free Skin

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Even though the whole ‘new year, new me’ ritual that we try and stick to each January is a complete and utter cliché, we think it’s actually time we started taking it seriously and kick our skincare regimes into shape to finally get rid of our adult acne.

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We’ve been desperately trying to find the ultimate product or combination of products to get our skin clear and spot-free and the new year is the best opportunity to get our skin in check. Whether you’ve got an amazing holiday planned or a wedding to attend this new year, your skin will thank you for a change and reward you with beautifully clear, glowing skin. So to prepare for these events, we’ve got the skin regime for you to get there!

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No matter your skin type, using a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and serum twice daily will get you the clearest skin imaginable. But don’t forget that clear skin is also maintained with a healthy diet, and how better to start your complete body detox than a new year’s do-over.

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Sensitive Skin:

Using hypoallergenic creams, liquids and serums are important when you have irritable skin. Soothing and nourishing cleansers like this Skincere Cream Cleanser has a mild exfoliant to help clear the skin from toxins and impurities. La Roche Posay Effaclar Clarifying Lotion eliminates any excess oil that causes adult acne, and tightens pores. Natio Acne Clear Skin Daily Repair Oil-Free Moisturiser is suitable for all skin types that are spot prone and helps to balance the skin’s natural pH and oils to keep it flawless. Complete your routine with Yours Truly Organics Fix Me! Repairing Serum, which is formulated to reduce redness and inflammation that spots may cause.

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Oily Skin:

When your skin is oily, it’s not usually a good idea to use oil-based products as this may exacerbate the issue. Start your new year skincare routine with Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam Cleanser, which contains purifying granules, peony root extract and rosemary extract to control any excess oil and defend against blackheads, blemishes and shine. A toner such as BioElements Acne Toner, enriched with salicylic acid to clear acne, absorb oil & balance acneic skin. It also provides astringent properties to prevent formation of new acne. To help with adult acne scarring, the inclusion of salicylic acid within Skin Doctor Gamma Hydroxy is ideal and can also decongest clogged pores. Ark Skincare Clearing Serum is the perfect finale to this acne clearing quatro to get you the clear skin you’ve always wanted, as the serum inspires a clearer complexion, addressing redness and irritation whilst purifying and refining pores with its antibacterial, astringent properties.

Combination Skin:

With skin a bit in the middle of oily and dry, your best bet is this Erno Laszlo Oil Control Cleansing Bar to rid the skin of impurities and rebalance your skin’s natural oils, follow with this beauty blogger favourite, Pixi Glow Tonic - a resurfacing and revitalising toner infused with glycolic acid and soothing aloe vera to quickly (and gently) counteract dullness and leave your skin beautifully luminous. Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream contains royal jelly, one of nature's most nourishing substances, is packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids, and vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as multiple B-vitamins which helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and renew your skin. Bee pollen in the formula helps skin maintain its essential moisture and restore its natural radiance. Cosmedix Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum contains soothing willowherb tea tree oil & aloe vera which relaxes the appearance of scarring and promotes cell re-growth for healthy, acne free skin.

Making clear skin one of your new year’s resolutions is a great way to start 2017, eating clean and keeping your skin care routine to a strict twice a day ritual, will get you there in no time - especially for that holiday, wedding, special occasion or big birthday you’ve been looking forward to. Want to get rid of your adult acne? 2017 will be your year.

Don’t forget to take our beauty quiz to find a whole range of products that are specifically recommended to your skin type and skin concerns, taking all the hard work out of this new year’s resolution!