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Treat And Prevent Acne And Breakouts With These Five Products

We know prevention is better than cure, so these are the products will help prevent breakouts while treating any existing ones.

This article first appeared in Her World Singapore.

Why are they great? For one, they are preventative and not just reactive, so they stop those pesky pimples from even appearing. Another plus? They are daily care products that you’re going to use anyway so won’t have to apply an extra step. Here are our fave five that you need in your regime now.

La Mer The Concentrate, $820
This fix-it-all serum really does it all, even treat pimples and acne scars. It has a high concentration of the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth to stabilise problem skin, calm irritation and treat inflammation. The serum acts like a liquid barrier to strengthen vulnerable skin, while boosting its health. Used daily, it helps to prevent the appearance of breakouts and keeps the complexion fresh and youthful-looking. In the occurrence of a pimple, simply apply a thicker layer of the serum on the spot. It should go away in just a day or two. Kew Organics Clear Skin Treatment Essence, $117.20
Made with over 90 per cent organic ingredients, this lightweight serum contains a cocktail of antioxidants and active ingredients to increase skin’s natural flora defenses and strengthen the complexion. As a side effect of boosting skin health, it reduces moisture loss and prevents frequent breakouts, acne scarring and clogged pores. Orbis Clear Wash, $21
Cleansing is a must-have basic skincare step, so what better way to prevent breakouts than to use a pimple-preventing cleanser? This is infused with gromwell root extract that increases skin’s antimicrobial peptides to strengthen its protective barrier function to improve its resistance to acne and minimise recurring breakouts. It also has licrorice root extract, which is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin and prevent the aggravation of acne. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Calming Gel Cream, $57
This gel moisturiser is infused with a Tiger Grass complex to soothe sensitive and troubled complexions and relieve skin stress. It is rich in minerals – such as copper, zinc and selenium – that are essential for enhancing skin’s structure and providing a protective barrier. The result? Skin is stronger and more able to combat external aggressors then can lead to breakouts. RE:ERTH Blemish Control, $80
Used as a first step after cleansing, you can apply this to your entire face daily to prevent the breakouts from appearing. It has an anti-microbial formula that supports your skin’s own immune system and uses a combination of antibodies to destroy bacteria without damaging the skin’s surface. In addition, vitamin A helps to boost skin elasticity and firmness, as well as even out pigmentation.