Feel like you’re constantly battling blemishes? Fret not. Today’s offerings erase acne in no time— and all marks they leave behind— while tackling it at the source.
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While shellfish allergies may be common, thinking of them as a trigger behind your flare-ups isn’t standard. But, according to new research, they may be making you break out. The reason: Shellfish contain iodine, which is the only dietary component proven to cause breakouts in people sensitive to it—plus, they are “highandrogen foods,” meaning they could contain hormones that lead to acne.
Acupuncture is touted time and time again for its ability to target specific conditions. But could the ancient healing art also be used to treat acne? In a study conducted by Kyung Hee University, in which the effectiveness of acupuncture on acne was measured over six weeks, results showed reduced inflammation of the face.
The Deep-Clean Cleanser
Ideal for those with problematic or sensitive skin, the First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser With Red Clay works to absorb acne-causing bacteria deep within pores and help put a stop to breakouts before they start. $24, sephora.com
The Makeup Fix
No matter how effective your blemish-busting protocol may be, there’s always a waiting period that requires some skillfully applied makeup. Boots No7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover features rose hip oil, vitamin E and allantoin to nourish and instantly hide imperfections. $10, target.com
The Skin-Clearing Solution
From the brand that invented the one-stop shop for anti-aging and acne-fighting products comes its first powder-cleanser, Murad’s Transforming Powder is a unique exfoliant that utilizes pore-purging salicylic acid and oil-regulating pumpkin to deep-clean., $30, murad.com
The On-The-Go Option
Formulated with all-natural botanicals and herbs, these antibacterial, low-maintenance cleansing pads soothe and heal acne-prone skin and fight blemishes when you’re on the go. Preserve Skincare Detox Cleanse + Treat, $38, preserveskincare.com
The Baby Blue Baby Quasar treats blemishes using blue LED lights that gets to core of blemishes, not only killing the bacteria that causes them but keeping them away. $349, babyquasar.com