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Life Without Acne
Blemish-busting tips and advice from our experts.
What are the benefits of using a skin care system, rather than choosing individual products?
The best way to get breakouts under control is a consistent, non-irritating routine. It’s unlikely that one step of a regimen would have the same impact as an integrated system of products that's designed to work together.
What makes Clinique’s Acne Solutions 3-Step System different from other acne regimens on the market?
It’s clinically proven on men and women to fight active blemishes. You’ll see a 37% improvement in 3 days—and it just keeps getting better.
Why is it important to use products formulated for acne-prone skin?
Using products that aren’t formulated for your skin type can clog pores, which can lead to breakouts. That goes for anything you put on your skin, including makeup. Our Acne Solutions line includes a liquid makeup with salicylic acid that helps control oil.
I don’t have time to use a lot of products. How can I simplify my routine and still clear my skin?
If there’s one blemish-buster that every acne-prone skin needs, it’s Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. This medicated daily treatment gel with salicylic acid starts clearing blemishes instantly—and helps prevent new ones from making an unwelcome appearance.
I’ve heard the sun can clear up acne. True?
Pure myth. In fact, sun may actually trigger breakouts. Plus, some acne treatments make you more sensitive to sunlight. The other common myth that sunscreen makes you break out? Also untrue. UVA/UVB protection is essential. Just be sure to choose a lightweight, oil-free formula.
What can I do about post-acne marks?
The kind of irritation we see with acne can cause skin to darken or leave post-acne marks. (This is one of the biggest reasons not to pop your pimples!) With Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, you’ll see a visible reduction in dark spots, including acne scars in just 4 weeks. See a 58% improvement at 12 weeks.
Hands off for better skin.
Keep hands, hair and other potential irritants away from your face. The strap on a bike helmet, holding the telephone receiver against your cheek, even cupping your chin in your hand can transmit bacteria and oil, irritating skin and leading to breakouts.
Keep hair care products in your hair.
Be mindful when applying hair styling products since they can migrate to your face, potentially clogging pores around your hairline. And be sure to include the hairline in your skin care routine.