Problematic, congested and breakout-prone skin can be tricky to handle and requires a multi-step routine to treat.
We’ve called on our trusted Ultra Experts to pull together a break-out-busting 4-step routine to help calm and soothe your skin.
Step 1: Wash your face
Breakouts or not, cleansing is the essential first step in any skincare regime. The most obvious benefit being the removal of dirt, oil, yesterday's makeup (hopefully not) and other unwanted debris from the surface of the skin. You’ll want to opt for a formula like Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser, which contains deeply exfoliating ingredients like salicylic acid and mandelic acid to help remove excess sebum, thoroughly cleanse pores and leave you feeling fresh.
How to cleanse like a pro? Gently massage your cleanser over wet skin in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area, and remove thoroughly with warm water and a soft cloth. Double cleanse in the evening to remove all layers of grime - this will also help your skin better absorb your corrective serums.
Step 2: Target with a serum
Now that you have a fresh face, it's time to directly target your breakouts. We suggest a triple-threat serum that is designed to decongest the skin, help clear breakouts and reduce future congestion. *Enters* Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion; a multi-action treatment serum that contains powerful exfoliating ingredients like mandelic acid and salicylic acid combined with niacinamide (vitamin B3) that help reduce surface sebum to keep the skin cleaner and clearer.
Apply once a day (ideally in the morning) on alternative days and gradually build a tolerance to apply once daily.
Step 3: Lock in hydration
Think battling problematic breakouts means that you don’t need to moisturise? Think again! All skin types need to use a moisturiser to support the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which means the skin can better protect itself against harsh environmental stressors. Without moisture, your oil glands produce excess sebum which can lead to clogged pores, excess shine (the greasy kind) and congestion.
Opt for a lightweight formula that hydrates and restores suppleness in the skin - like our Ultra Hydrating Lotion. Apply to the face and neck morning and night for a soft, smooth and perfectly balanced complexion.
Step 4: SPF always
A daily non-negotiable for UV protection - especially when using corrective serums. We suggest applying Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Mattifying, which is formulated with silica - a mattifier that absorbs excess oil and makes the perfect base for makeup.
Don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours all over your face, neck and ears.