Problematic and Break-out Prone Skin: Give Your Skin a Spring Break

teenage girl with freckles and subtle blemishes touching her cheek gently
Skincare

Problematic skin? The solution to the appearance of break-out free, healthy-looking skin is clear with this innovative 3-phase skincare system. Each phase contains products that have been specifically formulated to Clean, Control and Clear the effects of the root causes of breakouts.

The Star Products

  • Botanical Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser
  • Botanical Toner
  • Botanical Spot Blemish Gel
  • Botanical Sebu-Ace oil
  • Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion (toner)
  • Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Clear 10-minute Masque

The Philosophy of The Clarity+ Environ Product Line

The Botanical products contain vitamin-enriched oils with essential vitamins contributing to hydrating, refreshed, balanced skin. The above products prevent effects of free radical damage and proactively help the skin stay in a state of healthy defense instead of weakening defeat from pollutants and harsh chemicals.

The Hydroxy acid-based products are non-oily solutions designed to help combat visible signs of breakouts and texture control. Containing combinations of gentle but effective chemical exfoliant Lactic Acid, these leave the skin feeling baby-soft, photo-shop smooth and balanced. 

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or products containing Salicylic Acid (the hydroxy Acid Sebu-Clear Masque, 50 ML) can increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so stay sun smart; wear sunscreen, sunglasses and/or a hat. 

adult woman with blemishes on the chin area

Crisis Control: Break-outs

Do you know how to avoid spotty teenage skin? The skin is less likely to become problematic during the hormonal surge of adolescence when cared for with topical doses of Vitamins A, C, E, growth factors, peptides and antioxidants. Problematic skin is one of the world’s most common teenage conditions, affecting over 85% of adolescents and up to 50% of adults over 25 years of age. 

Skin Goals

The goal of any treatment is to avoid unsightly changes in the first place with preventative solutions. In the case that hormonal changes do affect the skin adversely, topical solutions can be applied to help control the crisis is a break-out event. Gentle services designed for sensitive and break-out-prone skin may also be extremely helpful on the journey to clear-looking skin.

The Problem

Harsh prescriptions for problematic skin treatments often cause side effects such as pain, redness, dryness and peeling. This is due to retinoid reactions that occur when skin is rapidly introduced to high levels of Vitamin A. 

Teens and Adults

The complication condition of acne also affects adult populations and sometimes occurs in conjunction with pregnancy or during stressful life events. 

Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel, 30 ML

This serum helps to boost the effect of the body’s natural immune system and may help to protect the appearance of sensitive skin from the effects of external and internal stressors. This protective solution will result in skin feeling soft, soothed and looking restored from the harsh pollutants of the day. It also reduces the appearance of photo-aging, leaving the skin looking more youthful and radiant. Apply with your Vitamin A moisturizer in the morning or evening. Safe for all skin types.

The Solution, Literally

Topical solutions may assist to inhibit the effects of sebum production, to limit the effects of bacterial growth, and to encourage the shedding of dry flakes which clog pores. Dr. Des Fernandes, Environ founder, knew there had to be a better way to treat the skin. 

Myth Debunked

–You need to “dry out” or torture the skin to limit the effects of overactive sebum production. Anyone ever hear someone using alcohol-based toner for this reason? Yikes!

Answer: More likely than not, the skin actually needs effective hydrating and vitamin-rich solutions. The types of ingredients shown to improve skin appearance are Vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants, peptides, and growth factors. Environ’s cleansing and toning solutions work synergistically to prep the skin adequately for the recommended Vitamin A treatment options. 

Daily Cleansing

Daily Cleansing is the first step to attaining clear-looking skin. Environ’s Vitamin A moisturizer and intensive retinol products are able to help problematic skin’s appearance to improve over time in gentle fashion, while employing efficacious blend of ingredients. 

Sun Care

It is well-known that using prescription-level retinol treatments mean staying out of the sun. With Environ products however, with proper application of sunscreen, you don’t have to completely avoid the sun. ISDIN sunscreen is a great option: non-comedogenic, non-greasy, non-irritating and a favorite for all skin types, problematic skin included.

Anti-Problematic Skin Tips:

  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Evaluate Hair and Body Products
  • Wash or change out sheets and pillowcases weekly
  • No squeezing
  • Cleanse Daily
  • Get on a Vitamin A Step-Up Regimen
  • Be Sun Smart
  • Add in Vegetables and Vitamin-Rich Foods to Your Diet

Unless you’re getting a professional extraction, leave visible breakouts be. Don’t touch your face. Trust us, the blemish will be less noticeable over the course of its life if it’s not further irritated. Taking a look at other body products, laundry detergents and hair styling products may have the potential to adversely affect the look of skin; look for organic and natural-based (no synthetic fragrances) cleaning products. Getting on a vitamin and antioxidant-rich skin care regimen will save headaches down the road, not to mention save you money on ineffective “band aid” options. 

The sun can be your friend or enemy, so always stay sun smart. Stylish hats and glasses are encouraged! Nourish your body from the inside out with foods like leafy greens, apples, nuts and whole foods. Steer clear of sugar-based processed foods like white bread and cereal. 

Next Month: “Red-Carpet-Worthy Skin”

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