Woman with Blemishes

It’s officially Fall.

Anyone struggling with blemish-prone skin knows the change of seasons typically come with higher fluctuations in oil production – leading to clogged pores and the re-emergence of our not-so-favorite skin condition: Acne.

While there are some good habits you can adopt to keep blemishes from forming – once they arrive, it can be difficult to show them the door again. Here are 3 Easy Steps that, if followed consistently, will help bring blemish prone skin back to a balanced, healthy – and clear – state. 

Be Consistent with Your Routine

Consistently washing your face twice daily is a key factor to keeping blemishes at bay. The A Method’s Cleanse Glycolic Gel combines a skin purifying blend of glycolic, salycilic and lactic acids to remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells which inevitably lead to clogged pores and the perfect conditions for acne to arise. 

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Use Products with these Key Active Ingredients

Enough can’t be said about the skin purifying power of Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids. More commonly known AHA/BHA’s such as Glycolic, Salicylic, Lactic and Tricholoroacetic Acids – these ingredients are absolutely essential to reducing the signs of blemishes, inflammation related redness and the symptoms of excessively oily skin.  Check your product label! Your cleanser, astringent pads or serum should at least have one or some of these ingredients present to be effective. 

Don't be Afraid to Hydrate!

It’s a common misconception that oily skin-types should avoid adding moisture to their routines. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! In actuality, oilier skin-types suffer from a lack of moisture beneath the skin, which their bodies respond to by producing more oil to achieve balance. We suggest using a light, probiotic moisturizer at the end of your routine to inspire true moisture balance – and create an optimal environment for clear skin to develop while blemishes disappear. 

The Blemish Control System

The A Method has developed a comprehensive three-piece kit specifically formulated to help mitigate the signs of acne-related blemishes and redness without ever having to visit the dermatologist.

Each Kit Includes:

• Cleanse Glycolic Gel
• Daily Blemish Pads
• H2 Biome Probiotic Moisturizer

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4 Good Habits for Blemish-Free Skin:

Don't Pop Your Pimples!

It can be more tempting than commenting on a political facebook post, but popping your pimples is one of the worst things you can do for blemish prone skin. The act of squeezing your pimple can actually push bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, causing more redness, inflammation and swelling – not to mention the chance of developing permanent acne scar “pits”. Patience is key! 

Cut Out the Sugar!

A diet rich in sugary foods will likely experience spikes in insulin. When you have too much insulin in your blood, the body’s natural response is to “pump it out” via the skin through fat soluble oils – typically leading to the perfect conditions for clogged pores and breakouts.

Sweat it Out!

It may seem obvious, but regular exercise can help improve many skin conditions simply by increasing blood flow to the skin surface. NOTE: It’s critically important to alway cleanse after sweating to rid skin of cellular debris. 

Get your Sleep!

Enough can’t be said about the effects of stress on Blemish-prone skin-types. Lack of sleep can be the number one contributor to heightened stress levels throughout the day. If you’re having trouble sleeping, Valerian Root, Chamomile Tea or a light dose of Melatonin can help you reach and maintain a sleepier state.  

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