How Can I Stop My Skin From Breaking Out?

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From festive chocolate lovers to acne sufferers alike, the post Christmas breakout season can quite often be a recurring reality that we are all too familiar with.

After all it has nothing to do with the consecutive tins of Celebrations or the copious amounts of sugar infested alcohol we devoured over the course of Christmas and New Year, let alone the fact that we may have slightly neglected our skin care routine or spent too much time tucked up with the central heating on full blast - (yes I am guilty of all of this!)

However exceptions are allowed over the festive season and if that means coming into contact with a slightly inconvenient breakout than so be it, all that's left to conquer now is a fast fix to flawless skin.


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If you're suffering from dry or oily skin combined with makeup residue double cleansing is a great place to start. I like bareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil, £22 which works wonders to remove waterproof make up whilst prepping the skin for a superior cleanse.

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La Roche - Posay

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La Roche - Posay's Effaclar range has been my go to skin care savior for just about as long as I can remember, tailor made with the likes of acne, breakouts, blemished prone skin in mind this spot minising range helps to combat the appearance of problem skin and solve the effects of blemishes and oily skin in the process.

After massaging in a cleansing oil to remove as much makeup as possible, I like to use La Roche - Posay's Effaclar Cleansing Gel, £13.50 for a more intense secondary cleanse, followed by the Effaclar Clarifying Lotion, £12 to target breakouts and eliminate any remaining impurities. The Effaclar Duo+, £12.99 is a great moisturiser to apply afterwards, lightweight with a slightly silky texture it helps to control oil production throughout the day, mattify the skin and prevent the appearance of prolonged blemishes.

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Unexpected sugary post party induced breakouts are the last thing you'll want to see into the new year, but when you have a stubborn spot that's carving out a name for itself Murad's Rapid Relief Spot Treatment, £16.99 is one saviour that needs to be at your disposal. Infused with Salicylic Acid, Witch Hazel, Horse Chestnut and Oat Extracts this breakout buster helps to penetrate pores, reduce blemishes, spot size and redness within 4 hours.

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