More squats, more salads, and fewer glasses of chardonnay…

These are a few things that may have made it onto your New Year’s resolution list, but did you remember skincare resolutions for 2020? Making a few easy beauty resolutions could have a big impact on your skin — especially if you’re looking for clean clear skin this year.

If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s a given that you want to know how to get rid of acne — stat. But your skin is more than just your blemishes. That’s why, instead of looking at acne-prone skin in a vacuum, we’ve put together a complete skin-care plan to suit all of your skincare resolutions for 2020, like banishing pimples once and for all.

Step 1: Cleansing

When it comes to skincare routines for any skin type or concern, cleansing your face is the first and most basic step. However, cleansing your face too often when you have oily skin can be a problem. You need a cleansing solution that will help you feel fresh-faced throughout the day, without extra oil ruining your day. Deciding which cleanser is best for you can be confusing

Cleansing Bar: While these tend to be a little cheaper than liquid facial

  • washes, they are ideal for oily skin. They provide a fresh, clean feeling and can be a greener alternative to liquid soaps. However, cleansing bars and body soaps are not the same — so be aware. Perfumed soaps can disrupt your skin’s natural pH balance, drying your face out too much – and that’s never a good thing.

Try a gentle soap and alkali-free Cleansing Bar that gently cleanses deep into the pores, like Sebamed’s Cleansing Bar. With an effective moisturising complex, containing essential skin-related amino acids, vitamins and lecithin, this beauty bar promotes the moisture retention capacity of your skin while protecting it against damaging environmental influences.

  • Cleansing Foam: If you prefer a light-foaming product that thoroughly cleanses your skin, a cleaning foam will remove most types of makeup, cleanse the skin thoroughly and soften your skin without adding extra oil — it’s perfect for oily skin types!

Sebamed’s Anti-bacterial Cleansing Foam contains Montaline C40 — the foaming gent — that helps to combat bacteria and prevents the formation of blackheads. Panthenol helps to regenerate irritated or inflamed skin and makes it soft and supple.

Step 2: Toning

Acne breakouts often occur due to excess oil and skin debris clogging the pores. Toners are specially formulated to remove oil and impurities from the skin, preventing pores from becoming clogged. Ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Panthenol are often used in toners to calm and support the new generation of clean, clear skin. Silk Protein and Allantoin also soothe and moisturise the skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Looking for the answer to all your toning needs? Try Sebamed’s Facial Toner. Its deep cleansing formula gently cleanses the skin and removes excess sebum, oil and dirt particles, effectively counteracting the formation of new pimples.

Step 3: Treatments

You could try washing your face all you want, but if you don’t apply a treatment with the right acne-fighting ingredients, it probably won’t help. This could be a medication prescribed by your doctor, or you could try Sebamed’s Spot Control Gel with Panthenol and Allantoin for effective relief from spots and blackheads.

Wait until your face has completely dried, then apply your Spot Control Gel. Let it absorb or dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

Step 4: Moisturising

When your face is already oily, you might think twice before piling on even more hydrators. But it’s an important step. Finding a moisturiser that can walk the line of absorbing surface oil and hydrating your skin is the goal. Try Sebamed’s Mattifying Cream: it contains a fast-absorbing, non-greasy soothing formula with Horse Chestnut extract that regulates natural oil production to mattify your skin while moisturising your face. Its care complex for impure and acne-prone skin also helps combat skin impurities.

Ready to start your year with cleaner, clearer skin? Get your Sebamed Four-step Face Cleansing range here. You can also find the complete Sebamed range at any major pharmaceutical outlet, including Clicks and Dischem.